Josh “Woody” Wood

July 17, 1989 ‒ August 28, 2017

Columbus, Ohio

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 .

  • I love you cousin. So many happy memories will be shared. You touched so many peoples lives and always had that big ol smile. I.hope your not up there having a good ol time with Grandpa. You will forever be missed cousin. Until we meet again. Fly high Woody 🙂 love you.

  • My brother was not only a funny and adventurous brother. He was an amazing Father. Son. And friend. My brother was always joking. Smiling. And full of happiness. He did indeed touch many peoples hearts. And that goofy smile from ear to ear is why people loved him. He was full of strength. Power. And bravery. My brother has been fighing such a strong battle. And no matter what still managed to smile. I know that he will be missed. But now he can be free. I know my brother has some pretty powerful wings. Fly as high as you can. I love you bub. Rest in heaven. Rest in peace.

  • so i dont know how to really word this so please just understand the best you can. i was reading this blog trying to gain some hope back. and i came across this post. it read Don’t tell God how Big your storm is; tell the storm how Big your God is. Keep your eyes on the Lord and see Him MAGNIFY HIS POWER in you. With faith in your heart, you will move mountains. When fear fills your heart, mountains will move you. BE A MOUNTAINE MOVER. when i read that josh popped up right away. he was never the one to complain or give up. he fought hard and strong. he is a true inspiration to many of us.
    so josh When I cry, I carry you in my tears. When I sleep, I carry you in my dreams. My ambition was to love and care for you. you gained your amazing wings. you are finally in no pain. for that i will not cry sad tears about you or dream sad dreams about you. i will keep your name alive. with happy and amazing memories . so with that being said. i will always love you and you will always be a big part of my heart. fly high Joshua Orin Wood. this is a see you later babe. never a goodbye.

  • I worked with Josh at Burger King. He was a great guy. Thoughts and prayers to his family and friends.

  • i love you hun. your still an amazing man. but now your an amazing angel. watch over us and keep us strong babe. this is not a good bye its a see you later. your now shinning with the brightest star.

  • My deepest condolences Chris i can’not imagine your sorrow right now but i will pray that GOD wraps you in his loving arms & holds tight to get you thru .I just lost my sister Brenda and im still grieving everyday .I miss her so much ,even tho i didnt see her everyday we did speak & its still hard to put the phone down !! IF you want to talk get me thru email or if you need to yell whatever im here .May the Lord bless you now & always
    Tricia Smith Crawford

  • Such a tragic loss,we don’t have the words to describe the sorrow of hearing about Josh passing!!Chris,you know you and the kids are family,more than friends so our sincere condolences go out to you and all of the family!!!We are keeping you and the whole family in our prayers!Please let us know if there is anything, any of us can do!We all love you guys and are here for you !!!God bless you all, JC and Nancy Woofter,Donnie,Kyle,and Amanda