Woody Wood, 90, of Luling passed away on Sept 25, 2018 at his home after a lengthy illness.
He leaves behind his wife of 68 years, Dorothy (White) Wood; his daughter and son in law, Debra and Randy Gilbert of Madison, N.C.; his son, Glenn Ray Wood (Woody) of Luling; three grandsons Josh Gilbert ( Trish) of High Point, N.C.; Jason Gilbert (Mary) of Wilmington, N.C.; Richard Wood ( Amy), of Kentwood, La.; one granddaughter, Angela Oxford of Hammond, LA; four great grandsons, Nicholas Gilbert, Ben Gilbert, Lane Wood, and Jarrott Lande; four great granddaughters, Madison Wood, and Haidyn Wood; Mary Ellen Gilbert and, Zoe Gilbert,; a sister, Shirley Booker of North Zulch, Texas, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Born on Nov. 20, 1927 in Columbia County, Ark., the son of Daniel and Edna Wood, he was a resident of El Dorado, Ark. except for the two years he served in the United States Marine Corp. He was transferred to Luling in 1954 with Monsanto Chemical Co. where he primarily worked in maintenance and safety. After 38 years with Monsanto, he retired in 1985.
When Woody and his family transferred to Luling in 1954, they discovered there was no Church of Christ congregation in the area. They, along with the Watts family and the Brown family, established a congregation which held services at the Watts’ home and then met in a tent. When they grew and purchased land for a building, Woody was the primary carpenter who built the new Luling Church of Christ building where the congregation still meets today.
Woody was an avid fisherman all his life and spent many happy times fishing in the bayous and at Lake Des Allemands. When he wasn’t fishing, he enjoyed cheering for his favorites teams: The Saints, LSU Tigers, The Razorbacks, and the Braves and Astro’s.
After a family service in El Dorado, Woody was buried near many other family members at Smackover Cemetery. The funeral service was conducted by nephews Allen and Charlie White. Pall Bearers were grandsons Richard Wood, Lane Wood, Jason Gilbert and nephews Torrey Amis, Joe Booker and Mark White.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday (Nov. 3) at 2 p.m. at the Barton Avenue Church of Christ in Luling.