Billy Wayne Wood

Published 1:47 pm Friday, October 5, 2018

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A graveside service will be held Saturday, Oct. 13 at 2 p.m. at Ebenezer Cemetery in Pigeon Creek for Billy Wayne Wood, 81, of Pensacola, Fla. who died on Saturday, Sept. 15.

A Greenville native, Wood also graduated from Troy University. He spent his entire career in sales with W.T. Smith Lumber Company/Union Camp/International Paper. He was a member of the US Air Force Reserves, a dedicated Shriner and Mason. An avid, year-round Alabama football fan and collector, Billy spent his retirement years living near, and enjoying his family in Pensacola, Fla.

Wood’s parents, Richard Harold Wood and Ruby Branum Wood, of Pigeon Creek, preceded him in death. He survived by his children, Amy Wood Cochran (Dan) of Pensacola, Fla. and Michael Wood (Mike) of Des Moines, IA; grandchildren, Michael Andrew Cochran (Leah), Elizabeth Wood and Susan Wood; great-granddaughter, Finley Cochran; siblings, Johnny Wood (Betty), Jan Wood, Linda Wood Golden (Jeff); beloved nephew and nieces, Wetzel Wood (Theresa), Nancy Wood Rives (Green), Leigh Morris Baranowski, Paige Morris Timms, March Golden Penn (Brian) and Shannon Golden Ray (Butch).

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In lieu of flowers, the family respectively suggests that donations be made to the “Sardis Baptist Church Building Fund” (C/O Johnny Wood, 223 Four Pines Rd., Greenville, AL 36037).