Josh “Woody” Wood
July 17, 1989 ‒ August 28, 2017
Josh “Woody” Wood, age 28 of Columbus died Monday morning, August 28, 2017 at Mount Carmel East Hospital in Columbus after a courageous 8-year battle with Goodpasture Syndrome.
He was born on July 17, 1989 at the Beale Air Force Base in California the son of Chris and Bess (Freedman) Wood.
Josh attended Buckeye Valley High School and worked as a manager at Burger King and at Speedway.
He was a fan of the Baltimore Ravens, and, to the dismay of those Buckeye fans in his family, he was also a devoted follower of Michigan football. With an abiding love for family, Josh enjoyed wonderful relations with his children, who were his world. An avid Star Wars fan, he had an eclectic taste for music, following the groups Nelly, Linkin Park, and Tool, among others. While his disease kept him close to home, he enjoyed walking to work and popping out for a stroll at any hour of the night.
He will be missed by his mother Bess Wood of Columbus; father and step mom Chris Wood and Deborah Severt of Ostrander; children Kiley Rae, age 3 and Gavin Robert, age 4; and step son Gabriel Allen age 8; grandmother Mary Lou Wood of Galena; siblings Robert (Cierra) Wood of Delaware, Cara Wood (Troy) Finchman of Marion, Ricky Severt of Ostrander, Monica Wood of Kilbourne, and Ciara Wood of Columbus; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather Robert D. Wood in 2008.
A Celebration of Josh’s life will take place on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 4 PM at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 North State Route 61, Sunbury, Ohio. Friends may call on the family from 3 PM until the service. Private graveside services will take place at a later date.
The family has asked that memorial contributions be directed to the funeral home to assist with final expenses.
The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to serve Josh’s family. Special memories and condolences can be expressed to them at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com .