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Mr. Roy W. Wood, age 68, of Greenville, went into the loving arms of his Lord early Sunday morning, Sept. 28, 2008 at Spectrum Health-Butterworth Hospital, Grand Rapids, after a lengthy illness.

The only child of Roy W. & Nora (Taylor) Wood, he was born on June 21, 1940 in Evansville, Indiana.

Roy briefly served his country in the U.S. Army following the Korean Conflict. For 25 years, Roy worked for Monumental Life Insurance Company and was the youngest agent ever promoted to District Sales Manager.

On April 30, 1977, in Grand Rapids, he married Vera E. Blumberg. Together they enjoyed selling and collecting antiques.

Surviving are his loving wife and devoted caregiver, Vera Wood of Greenville; two sons, Roy Wayne Wood of King Salmon, Alaska, and Kevin & Sherri Wood of San Antonio, Texas; a step-daughter, Cassandra & Burt Wilcox of Greenville; six grandchildren, Tyler and Cameron Wood, and Joshua, Jack, Nicholas, and Madeleine Wilcox; and a sister-in-law, Linda & Mike Dalton of Hubbardston.

Honoring his wishes, cremation has taken place and private family services will be held at Ashley Cemetery with Pastor Ken Harger of Shiloh Community Church officiating.

An avid reader, Roy would have appreciated contributions in his memory to the Flat River Community Library instead of flowers.

To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Roys online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please click the “Sign Guest Book” link above.


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  1. Anonymous on September 28, 2008 at 12:00 am


    09/30/2008 –

    Gene,Pam, Ryan, Sean, & Don

    Kevin, Sherri,Tyler,Cameron,and Roy We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your father/grandfather. Just want you to know you are in our thoughts and prayers! Please let us know when you have all returned home safely.

    09/30/2008 –

    Robin & Curt McCoy

    Vera, our thoughts are with you at this time.

    Cathy Wilson

    Vera: I am so sorry to hear about Roy. You still are very special to us. I would love to see you sometime so please stop by so we can catch up. I don’t know if you still live in the same place but would really like to see you! You are in my prayers. Love, Cathy

    Particia-James Hoisington

    Vera Sorry for your loss the family sends there love and support and when you need us give us a call
    Your loving family The Blumbergs and Hoisington

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