RALEIGH – William Jesse Wood, 85, passed away on Friday. He was born in Wake County to the late Furman and Lilly Crawford Wood. He worked as an independent landscaper. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Geraldine Wood and a son, Samuel Crawford Wood.
He is survived by his children, William McCoy Wood (Melissa), Autumn Dawn Wood; sister, Shirley Chavis; grandchildren, Wesley Wood (Kristen), Carletta Dunn (Craig), Raven Vazquez (Enoc), Savannah Wood; great-grandchildren, Cary Wood, Kyndal Dunn, Ayden Dunn, Pyper Dunn, Brian Vazquez and Emily Vazquez.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to In Touch Ministries, https://www.intouch.org/get-involved/give or the SECU Hospice House of Johnston Health, P.O. Box 1376, Smithfield, NC 27577, https://www.johnstonhealth.org/donate.
Graveside service, 10 am, Friday, Historic Oakwood Cemetery, 701 Oakwood Ave, Raleigh. Family will meet with friends following the service. Arrangements with Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, 211 W. Third Street, Wendell. www.stricklandfuneral.com