Donald Ray Wood

July 2, 1945 - July 4, 2016
Donald Ray Wood

Donald Ray “Woody” Wood, age 71, of Wilmington, passed away on Monday July 4, 2016 at the New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

He was born on July 2, 1945 in Rochester, NY, the son of Earl Kenneth Wood and the late Bette Mae Nellis Wood.

Donald served his country with honor and distinction in the United States Coast Guard until his retirement in 1989.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 48 years Lydia “Tina” Wood; children Donna Elizabeth Wood and Christopher Lewis Wood and his wife Monica;
grandchildren Parker and Abby Wood; his father Earl Wood; sister Anne Clements and husband Bud; niece Jessica Clements and nephew Will Clements.

He was predeceased by his mother Bette Mae Nellis Wood.

The family will gather with friends to celebrate Donald’s life at a visitation from 4:00 till 6:00 PM on Thursday, July 7, 2016, at the Wilmington Funeral Chapel 1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403.

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  • July 07, 2016
    Leslie Griffin says:
    I am sorry for the loss of your father. You and your family will be in my prayers.

  • July 14, 2016
    J. T. Kobelt says:
    Oh Tina - I am very sorry to learn of the loss of Don. He was great fun to work with at COGO and I enjoyed him very much!! Meghan and I send our heartfelt condolences.

  • July 09, 2016
    Marla Goodman says:
    Donna, I'm so sorry that you lost your DAD. My heart is with you and your family. Xo

  • July 08, 2016
    Brooke Lewis says:
    Gonna miss you thanks for the fun times.

  • July 07, 2016
    B says:
    He was one of the nicest, kindest, and funniest people I ever had the privilege of knowing. He loved to laugh and be silly and thoroughly enjoyed life. I can't believe he's gone. My heart hurts for all of you during this time and I extend my sincerest, and deepest, condolences. May he rest in peace.