Jack Dempsey WoodPublished 4:05pm Sunday, March 16, 2014
Jack Dempsey Wood
March 7, 2014
Jack Dempsey Wood, age 90, a lifelong resident of Russellville, peacefully passed away at his home on Friday, March 7, 2014
Mr. Wood was a World War II Army veteran, a member of Grace Life Church of the Shoals and a retired U.S. Postal Worker.
The visitation was Sunday, Mar. 9, 2014 at Spry Memorial Chapel, with the funeral following. Burial with military honors was at DeVaney Cemetery.
He is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Pauline Brown Wood; son, Art Brown and wife, Gwen; daughters, Ginger Wilson and husband, Robert, Nan Stephens and husband, Ben; grandchildren, Jackson Mayfield and wife, April, Arlan Wilson and wife, Christina, Mirandy McGill and husband, David, Christi Tyra and husband, Chris, and Alex Brown; nine great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Annie Wood; siblings, Elizabeth Wood Lucas, Vera Wood Robinson, Berta Martin Robinson, Lois Wood, Billy Wood, James “Cotton” Wood.
The pallbearers were Jimmy Martin, Leland Sneed, Jimmy Murphree, Bobby Martin, Jack Bowen, and Randy Lindsey. The honorary pallbearers were lifelong friend, Cecil Langcaster, nephew, Larry DeArman, and Mr. Wood’s Sunday School class
The family would like to express heartfelt thanks to Keller Hospice, with special thanks to Fran Renfro, Grace Gunn, and Diane Williams. Also, loving thanks to Ruth Grissom, Jack’s niece, for the special love and care she has shown over the past several months.