Dateline: August 2, 2001
for Charles W. Wood, 81, of Lubbock, were held on Monday, July 30, 2001,
at 4 p.m. at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Keith Wiseman and
Rev. William Fleming, officiating. Burial followed in the City of Lubbock
Cemetery under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home.
Wood died on Saturday, July 28, 2001, at Covenant Medical Center.
was born on November 20, 1919, in Clarendon. He attended grade schools in
Donley County and graduated from Clarendon High School and Clarendon
Junior College. He received his Bachelorís Degree in Mathematics from
West Texas State College and his Masterís Degree in Education from Texas
Tech University. He served as a U.S. Army Captain in the European Theatre
during WWII and received a Purple Heart for sustained injuries while in
Casino, Italy, prior to returning to the states in 1945. He married
Juanita Ruth James in Roswell, NM, on June 17, 1950.
taught math at Canadian, Lorenzo, Roosevelt, and New Deal. He served as a
principal at Roosevelt and New Deal. He also served on the school board in
New Deal. He retired from teaching in 1965 and continued to farm and ranch
served as president of the Lubbock Co. Soil and Water Conservation
District and also served on the State Board of Soil and Water
Conservation. He received the Distinguished Service Award and was named
Conservationist of the Year in Lubbock County.
was a member of the New Deal Lions Club for many years and a member of
First United Methodist Church. Mr. Wood served on the Administrative Board
as well as a volunteer at the Second Helping Group at the First United
Methodist Church. He was a member of Thursday Morning Menís Prayer
Breakfast and Bible Study class.
include his wife, Juanita Ruth Wood; one sister, Evelyn Jean Mann of
Clarendon; several nephews and nieces.
daughter, Linda Kay Wood, preceded him in death.
family suggests memorials be to the First United Methodist Church of
Lubbock or the American Cancer Society.
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