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Mike Wood - Obituary

Mike Wood, 69, of Joaquin, passed away Thursday, December 17, 2015, in San Antonio.


Visitation was held from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, December 20, 2015, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service were held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, December 21, 2015, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Randy Smith officiating, assisted by Bro. Robert Ortigo.  Interment followed at Truitt Cemetery in Shelby County.


Mr. Wood was born December 14, 1946, in Logansport, Louisiana to Samuel Joshua Wood and Bessie Iva Ramsey Wood. He held many titles, such as cattle farmer, science teacher for over 30 years, having taught at Chireno ISD, Joaquin ISD, Carthage ISD and Panola College, Member of Joaquin Volunteer Fire Department for 41 years, instructor at Texas A&M Fire School for over 15 years, Former Mayor and City Councilman of Joaquin, Former Song Leader at First United Methodist Church of Joaquin, Bagpiper, President of Truitt Cemetery Association, President of Joaquin Alumni, Member of Joaquin Masonic Lodge #856 and Past President of Sons of the Republic of Texas.


He is survived by

Wife: Lavonne Goings Wood



Janie Jones and husband, David, of Carthage

Jennifer Whittlesey and husband, Joe, of Center


Brother: Sammy Wood and wife, Lena, of Plano



Carsen McFarland and husband, Wil, of Nacogdoches

Peyton Jones of Carthage

Mary Grace Whittlesey of Center

Valerie Jones of Carthage

Dylan Whittlesey of Center


Nieces and Nephews:

Daniel Wood of Plano

Brandi Atkinson and husband, Mike, of Joaquin


Preceded in death by

Parents: Samuel Joshua Wood and Bessie Iva Ramsey Wood


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Joaquin Volunteer Fire Department or the Joaquin First United Methodist Church Scholarship Fund.


Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com


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