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Billy Wayne Wood, 81, a Greenville native and resident of Pensacola, Fla. passed away peacefully on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018.

A graduate of Troy University, Mr. Wood spent his entire career in sales with W.T. Smith Lumber Company/Union Camp/International Paper. He was a member of the US Air Force Reserves, a dedicated Shriner and Mason. An avid, year-round Alabama football fan and collector, Billy spent his retirement years living near, and enjoying his family in Pensacola, Fla.

A devoted and loyal father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, he is preceded in death by his parents: Richard Harold Wood and Ruby Branum Wood of Pigeon Creek.

He is survived by his children: Amy Wood Cochran (Dan) of Pensacola, Fla. and Michael Wood (Mike) of Des Moines, Iowa; grandchildren, Michael Andrew Cochran (Leah), Elizabeth Wood and Susan Wood; great-granddaughter, Finley Cochran; siblings, Johnny Wood (Betty), Jan Wood and Linda Wood Golden (Jeff); beloved nephew and nieces, Wetzel Wood (Theresa), Nancy Wood Rives (Green), Leigh Morris Baranowski, Paige Morris Timms, March Golden Penn (Brian) and Shannon Golden Ray (Butch).

A graveside service will be held at Ebenezer Cemetery in Pigeon Creek on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectively suggests that donations be made to the “Sardis Baptist Church Building Fund” (C/O Johnny Wood, 223 Four Pines Rd., Greenville, AL 36037).


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