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William "Bill" J. WoodMarch 23, 1933 ~ May 4, 2017 (age 84)
Mr. William J. “Bill” Wood Jr. of Raeford passed away on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at the V. A. Medical Hospital in Fayetteville at the age of 84.
Mr. Wood was born in Brooklyn, NY on March 23, 1933 to the late William and Lucille Wood. He retired with the U.S Air Force after 26 years of service. After his retirement with the Air Force he was employed with the U.S Postal Service until he retired in the late 90’s. Bill was an avid bird watcher and raised birds.
He is survived by his wife, Frances Byrd-Wood of Raeford, 2 daughters, Sarah Anne Wood (Ray Jones) of Raeford, Lindy W. Whitley (Arthur) of Raeford, a son Charles B. Thomas of Reno, NV, four step-sons, Wayne Byrd, Jr.( Sheryll ), Tony Byrd ,Richard Byrd, and Robin Byrd (Teresa) all of Raeford, 2 sisters Peggy McNally of FL, Kathy Wood of OR, 7 grandchildren and 1 great- granddaughter.
A memorial service will be held 2:30 pm Sunday, May 7, 2017 with full military honors, at Crumpler Funeral Home 131 Harris Ave. Raeford NC.
The family will receive friends after the service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the NC Zoo, 4401 Zoo Parkway Asheboro, NC 27205 or Local VFW Post 10, 145 Hanger Lane Raeford, NC 2837