Daniel Wood, 78, of Meadow Bridge, died peacefully July 28, 2012, at his home surrounded by his family and friends following his courageous 3 1/2 year-battle with cancer.
Born Sept. 11, 1933, at McCreery, he was the son of the late Charles R. Wood Sr. and Mary Josephine Roache Wood. He also was preceded in death by his brothers, Harry, Kenneth, Charles, James, and Thomas; his sisters, Marguerite Owenby, Lillian Hicks, and Carrie Morris; a son-in-law, Ronald Harris; and an infant grandchild, Christian Hanshew.
Daniel graduated from Mount Hope High School (Class of 1951) where he also played football. He also attended WV Tech where he and his brother, Russell Wood, played football together.
Daniel was of the Baptist faith.
He was a retired employee of CSX Railroad and a member of the UTU Local 118.
He served for 4 years in the United States Navy where he served on the USS Rich with his brother, Charles.
He was a member of the Masonic lodge.
He loved gardening, attending and watching WVU sports, and spending time with his family and grandchildren. Daniel was a loving husband, father, and grandfather and a great friend to all who knew him. He had a passion for sports and was an avid fan of the West Virginia Mountaineers. He certainly lived and enjoyed life to the fullest.
Surviving: his loving wife of 44 years, Barbara Ewing Wood; daughters, Deborah Harris of Meadow Bridge and Kimberly Crump and husband Todd of Starkville, Miss.; brother, Russell Wood of Point Pleasant; grandchildren, Danielle Hanshew and husband Josh, and Bryanna Burdette and husband Chad, all of Meadow Bridge, and Abigayle Crump of Starkville, Miss.; great-grandchild, Keira Hanshew of Meadow Bridge; and a host of several special nieces, nephews, and friends.
A celebration of Daniel’s life was conducted Aug. 1 at Rose and Quesenberry Shady Spring Chapel with Rev. Glen Tallent officiating. Interment followed at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens in Prosperity with military graveside rites conducted by Oak Hill VFW Post 3110.
Donations may be made in Daniel’s memory at the Hospice of Southern West Virginia.
Online condolences may me made at www.roseandquesenberry.net.
Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home-Shady Spring Chapel.