Robert D. Wood

August 02, 1936 ‒ March 19, 2008

Galena, Ohio

Robert D. Wood, age 71, of Galena died Wednesday morning March 19, 2008 at his residence.

He was born on August 2, 1936 in Smithfield, WV to the late Allen A. and Margaret (Smith) Wood. Member of VFW Post #8736 and American Legion Post #171 and Tanana Lodge No. 162 F&AM, Fairbanks, Alaska. He enjoyed hunting both large and small game, fishing, bowling and reading.

He loved to tease the grandchildren and was quite a prankster with his children. He will be remembered for his stories about West Virginia and the military.

Robert was retired with 20 years of service from the US Air Force as a Master Sergeant and had been stationed in Alaska, Michigan Iceland and Maine. In addition he then retired from the General Electric Company as a Press Operator. He and his wife Mary Lou were also former owners of the Village Tavern in Sunbury.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years: Mary Lou Atkinson Wood and they were married June 23, 1956 in Westerville; sons: James (Cathy) Wood, Curtis Wood, Craig Wood all of Galena, Christopher Wood of Delaware; daughter: Luanne Stulpin of Sunbury; 13 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Brother: Jon (Charlene) of Jane Lew, WV; sisters: Sylvia (Denzil) Toothman, Barbara (Roger) Chadwell both of Manning, WV, Eliza (Walter) Osenbaugh of PA, Margie (Butch) Higgins of Valparaiso, FL, Jonnah White, Sarah (Bo) Crow both of New Martinsville, WV.

Preceded by brothers: Joseph, Nicholas, Dick; sister Judith Anderson.

Friends may call Saturday one hour before the 2 p.m. Memorial Service at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, SR 3 at 61, Sunbury with Pastor Brian Smith officiating. Burial will take place at a later date.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Lung Asoociation, 1950 Arlington Lane, Columbus, Ohio 43228.

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