Clifford H. “Cliff” Wood, age 86, of Chillicothe, died Monday morning, October 22, 2012, at the VA Medical Center in Chillicothe. Born February 5, 1926, in Gallia County, he was the son of the late Clifford and Zella Vaught Wood. In addition to his parents, he was preceded by his wife, Neta Pool Wood; by a son, James P. Wood; a granddaughter, Paula Marie Wood; and by a daughter-in-law, Cindy Lee Wood.
Cliff was a retired truck driver and a United States Army Veteran. He was a member of the Logan Elm Masonic Lodge in Kingston, The Aladdin Temple Shrine and the Ross County Shrine Club.
Cliff is survived by two sons, Howard (Eunice) Wood of Lakeland, Fla., Eddie Wood of Cross City, Fla.; a daughter-in-law, Pamela Wood of Bidwell; step-children, Debby (Les) Barcus of Gallipolis, Dean (Judy) Holt of Columbus, and Susie McKabb of Columbus; one brother, Bob (Frances) Wood of Bidwell; grandchildren, Michael Wood, Jennifer Wood, Stephanie (Kevin) Latta, James, LeAnn McFadden, Lewis Wood, Lacy Wood and Dusty Wood; great-grandchildren, Wyatt, Joey, Layla, Roxanne, Tabitha, Joshua, and Jeremiah, Aubra Marie Wood, Jersey Lee Gainey, Thomas J. Gainey, and Hunter Easton Wood. He is also survived by two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, October 26, 2012, at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home in Gallipolis. Burial will follow in Salem Cemetery. Friends may call at the Ware Funeral Home in Chillicothe on Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. with Masonic services being conducted at 8 p.m. by the Logan Elm Lodge. Friends may also call at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral home on Thursday from 6-8 p.m.
Military Funeral Honors will be conducted at the cemetery by the Gallia County Veterans Funeral Detail.
An online guest registry is available at waugh-halley-wood.com.