WATKINSVILLE - Thomas Edward Wood, 78, died Saturday, April 28, 2012.
A native of Jackson County, he was the son of the late Robert Jewell and Cleo Elisabeth Wood and was preceded in death by brothers, Robert, James and Alvin.
He was a veteran of the United States Army and retired owner of Quality Enterprises. Mr. Wood was a longtime member of Mars Hill Baptist Church where he served in many capacities including deacon, Sunday school teacher and worked with the Boy Scouts. He served on the Mission Committee of Appalachee Baptist Association under the direction of the Rev. Claude Healan, and was instrumental in planting Fellowship Baptist Church, where he and his family were charter members. He has continued to dedicate his life to serving in all areas of Fellowship Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Jo Wood; children, Charles Thomas Wood (Tammy), Winder, Kathy Jo Gunter, North High Shoals, and Michael Edward Wood (Denise), Murrayville; sisters, Frances Hill and Edna Brown (Moe), both of Commerce, Deaner Bolton (Emory), Hoschton, Betty Taylor, Douglas, and Judy Prickett (Jeff), Commerce; grandchildren, Jennifer Cox (Timmy), Amanda Gunter, Elizabeth Gunter, Rebekah Gunter, Thomas Wood (Alicia) and Shawn Wood; great-grandchildren, Garrett Thompson, Sarah Cox, Trevor Cox, Ethan Wood, Chelsea Dean and Sophie Wood; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Monday, April 30, at Lord & Stephens Chapel, WEST, with the Rev. Wilburn Hill officiating. Interment was in Evergreen Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to the Contingency Fund of Fellowship Baptist Church, American Cancer Society, or the Claude Healan Memorial Fund, c/o Mars Hill Baptist Church.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, West, Bogart, was in charge of arrangements.