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Tom E. Wood, 63, of Petty, while in Tulsa, Okla., died Tuesday Nov. 26, 2013, from cancer. Starrett Funeral Home will conduct a memorial service at 1 p.m. Tuesday Dec. 3, 2013, at Lamar Avenue Church of Christ, with Patrick Cannon officiating.
Tom was born August 12, 1950, in Big Spring, Texas the only child of Buel E. and Dena M. Wood. He was a graduate of Big Spring schools, then had a full scholarship to The University of Texas, where he majored in engineering. In 2006 he retired from a district manager position with UPS. On June 6, 1998, Tom married the former Joanne Jackson in Heath, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his father-in-law Chester R. Jackson.
Survivors include his wife; six children, Matt Wood, Sam Wood, Eric Wood, Shane Prestridge and wife Gina, Amy Owens and husband Doug, and Ty Prestridge and wife Stacy; six grandchildren; his mother-in-law, Marilyn Jackson; and three siblings, Jeannine Jackson, Kathy McNutt and husband Aubrey and Scott Jackson and wife Suzanne; numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends; his cats, Kitty and Bevo and dog, Jack.
If desired, memorial contributions in Tomâ€™s name may be made to the Grief Works Division of Christian Works for Children, 5440 Harvest Hill Road, Ste. 140, Dallas, Texas 75230 www.christian-works.org/donations.