William Jesse Wood

William Jesse Wood

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


  • Nell Tutor Thrower Posted June 1, 2021 1:37 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about Uncle Jesse. I will always remember his chicken pastry and fried okra he brought to the family dinners. He is now with his one true love, Aunt Geraldine!

  • Patsy Rowland, Posted June 1, 2021 1:56 pm

    Sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers are with each of you

  • Nicole Rowland Vaughn Posted June 2, 2021 10:35 am


  • Ronald & Gloria Barbour Posted June 3, 2021 7:31 pm

    Bill Wood was a true friend @ a brother in Christ. He had an excellent work @ business ethic that was passed down to his family @ friends.May God bless his soul!

  • Tim Tutor Posted June 5, 2021 7:30 pm

    Sorry to hear about uncle Jesse

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