L.H. Wood | 1926-2013

Published Wednesday, September 25, 2013

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L.H. Wood

L.H. Wood, 87, a retired contractor, died Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, in Decatur.

Funeral is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, at the Western Star Cowboy Church in Springtown with Pastor Bobby Bowden officiating. Burial will follow at East Bridgeport Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Shayde Wood, Brent Daniel, T.J. Weatherly, Brady Weatherly, Jim Farrar and Kirby Ellenburg.

Honorary pallbearers are Earl Green, Paul Seagraves, Rick Smith and Winston Wood.

L.H. was born Jan. 8, 1926, in Clarendon to Perry and Lilly (Durham) Wood. He served his country in the U.S. Army and retired after owning his own drywall contracting business, L.H. Wood Construction.

He married Jodie Roberts Jan. 2, 2011, in Decatur.

L.H. was a member of the National Cutting Horse Association and was inducted in 1995 to the Cutting Horse Hall of Fame. He was also in the Sundowner Stock Dog Association in Oklahoma and Southwest Cattle Dog Association. L.H. was a member of the Western Star Cowboy Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sons Don and Bobby Wood; and 17 brothers and sisters.

Survivors include his wife, Jodie Wood of Boyd; daughter Melba Weatherly and husband, Tommy, of Wizard Wells; sons Lewie Wood and wife, Janie, of Weatherford and Kobie Wood and wife, Paula, of Stephenville; daughter-in-law Christine Wood of Houston; grandchildren Shayde, Kendell, Winston, T.J., Brady, Lane and Marley; great-grandchildren Tate, Kaleb and Eliot; brother Russell Wood and sister Mildred Allen, both of California; other family members and friends.

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