July 18, 1935 - January 20, 2021
Glen Ray Wood July 18, 1935 – January 20, 2021 Glen Ray Wood, 85, of Plant City, passed away peacefully in his sleep from complications of Parkinson’s Disease on January 20, 2021 in Sun City Center, Florida. Glen was born July 18, 1935 in El Dorado, AR to Ola Trichelle Longing and C.D. Longing. His mother died shortly after childbirth and Glen was raised by his maternal aunt and uncle, Ozello Trichelle Wood and Jim B. Wood of Smackover, AR. Glen attended the University of Arkansas on a football scholarship before enlisting in the US Navy. Shortly after enlisting, Glen married Jan Collums Wood, also of Smackover. They moved to Brandon, FL and raised their children, Jim, Jeff and Amy. Glen then remarried in 1989 to his beloved “LS”, Sue Howell of Plant City. He became “Dad” to Christal Sheppard and Kris Sheppard. Over his lifetime Glen worked in the oil industry before starting his own commercial landscape business. Glen loved his family and friends dearly, as well as country and gospel music, all his “puppies”, and the elusive game of golf. Glen is preceded in death by his biological and adopted parents, as well as his son Jeffrey Collums Wood. Glen is survived by his wife of 31 years, Sue Howell Wood, his first wife Jan Collums Wood, his children Jim Wood (Charm, deceased; Nadine), Jeff Wood (deceased; Vicki Yado), Amy Wood Franklin (Scott), Christal Sheppard Wetherington (Don), and Kris Sheppard (Maria), his sister Dorric Wood LeBlanc of Lafayette, LA, 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life service will be held Monday, January 25 at Hopewell Funeral Home, 6005 S County Rd 39, Plant City, FL. Friends will be received at 10:00 am, with a service to follow at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Michael J. Fox Foundation at michaeljfox.org.
Glen Ray Wood July 18, 1935 – January 20, 2021 Glen Ray Wood, 85, of Plant City, passed away peacefully in his sleep from complications of Parkinson’s Disease on January 20, 2021 in Sun City Center, Florida. Glen was born July... View Obituary & Service Information
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Glen Ray Wood
July 18, 1935 – January 20, 2021
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