Von Eugene "Woody" Wood



Sumter, SC …… Von Eugene “Woody" Wood, age 74 husband to Linda Kay Wright Wood, died on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at Palmetto Health Richland.

Born in Winston-Salem, NC, he was the son of the late Herbert Wood and Ruth Edith Ireland Wood. Know locally and to his friends as “Woody", Mr. Wood was affectionately called “Cookie” by his family. He was a member of the United States Air force and served for a year in Vietnam. He served for over twenty-three years and retired 1986, at Shaw AFB, as a TSGT. Woody enjoyed camping with family and friends, traveling and going on cruises. He was a lifetime member of the MRMA and the VFW Post 3034 as well as an honorary Girl Scout. Woody adored his family, especially his grandchildren. He will be remembered as a very loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

In addition to his loving wife, he is survived by two daughters; Kathy J. Allen of Sumter and Connie D. Sawyer and her husband Jason of Chester; three brothers, Larry Archer and his wife Heather of Thornton, CO, Herman Wood and his wife Deanna of Indianapolis, IN and Art Wood of Michigan; two sisters, Deann Gibilaro and her husband Joe of Mesa, AZ and Peggy Altherr of Tipton, IN and four grandchildren; Andrew V. Allen, Donald K. Sawyer, Ashley N. Allen and Diann K. Sawyer.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers; Joseph Wood, Ronald Young and Robert Young and a sister, Darlene Waltz.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 1:00 pm in the Bullock Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tommy McDonald officiating. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday October 23, 2018 from 5:00-7:00 pm at Bullock Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

You may go to www.bullockfuneralhome.com and sign the family’s guest book.

The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home for the arrangements.