He was preceded in death by his father, C.W. Wood Sr.; mother, Florence Mae Cranfield Wood; brother, Guy “Red” Wood; sister-in-law, Wanda Wood and brother-in-law, Ronnie Strause.
He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Hilda Gregoire Wood; three daughters and sons-in-law, Laura and Wayne Elisar, Pam and Fran Andermann, Debra and Wallace Braud; son and daughter-in-law, Ronnie and Christine Wood; eight grandchildren, Michael Braud, Aaron Elisar, Lindsay Maturin, Cassie Guste, Daren Braud, Damon Braud, Hayden Wood and Kaylon Wood. He is also survived by eleven great grandchildren; two sisters, Lois Shannon and Jean Strause; brother and sister-in-law, Bugs and Joyce Wood.
Visitation at Ourso Funeral Home, Gonzales, Sunday, Dec. 16, from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. Visitation will resume at First Baptist Church Gonzales, Monday, Dec. 17 from 10 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m.
Entombment will be in Hope Haven Garden of Memory Cemetery in Prairieville, La.
Pallbearers will be Aaron Elisar, Daren Braud, Damon Braud, Michael Braud, Jules Guste and Clay Atkinson. Honorary pallbearers will be Phillip Arceneaux, Carey Arceneaux, Paul Milano, Billy Babin, Arland Humphrey, Alvin Ruiz and Shafter Kling.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph’s Hospice, 10615 Jefferson Hwy., Baton Rouge, LA, 70809. To offer condolences to the family, please visit www.oursofh.com.
Services were under the direction of Ourso Funeral Home of Gonzales, La.