Joseph  Wood

Joseph Wood

Joseph “Papa Joe” D. Wood

June 24, 1928 – February 27, 2012

WENDELL – Joseph “Papa Joe” Daniel Wood, 83, went home to the Lord on Monday in the presence of his loving family.  Joe was retired from Durham Life Insurance.  He was an ordained lay minister who lived his faith by mentoring and witnessing.  He also loved woodworking and gardening.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years Billie Hopkins Wood, daughter, Valerie W. Dillard, siblings, Cleveland, Fred, Jimmy, Dorothy Mae, Martha, Edith, & Estella.

Funeral service 2 pm, Friday, Strickland Funeral Home Chapel.  Entombment, Gethsemane Mausoleum.

He is survived by his daughter, Brenda W. Post (Tom) of Zebulon, siblings, Bill Wood (Michelene) of FL, Clifton “Skinny” Wood of CO, Virginia “Gin” Vickery (Vic) of Wilmington, & Louise Bowden of Burgaw, & grandchildren, Matt Cox,Tony Dillard (Jan), Katey Dillard,  Melissa Story, numerous nieces & nephews, and pets Susie, Runt, Shae, Buddy, & Princess.

Visitation 7-8:30 pm, Thursday, Strickland Funeral Home, 211 W. Third St. Wendell.

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