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Edward A. Wood (1976) Passes Away

Tuesday, April 24, 2018   (0 Comments)
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Edward A. Wood, age 79, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 14 at his home in Cleveland, TN surrounded by his family. He was born December 12, 1938 in Knoxville, Tennessee to the late Pauline "Polly" White & Theodore "Ted" Poe Wood. He was a 1956 graduate of Madisonville High School, and attended college at Carson-Newman University and Belmont University where he graduated in 1976. He completed his Masters degree at Southwest Seminary in 1980. He married Rebecca A. Sansing on February 2, 1962 in Biloxi, Mississippi. He served the local church as a pastor throughout his later college years, until his retirement in 2003. Following his retirement from full-time pastoral ministry, he was actively involved volunteering in the media ministry at First Baptist Church in Cleveland, Tennessee until his health rapidly declined. He is preceded in death by his parents;  sister Mary Wood Hicks, and brother-in-law Meek Lester "Bud" Hicks II. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Rebecca; brother Barry Wood and wife Diane Dent Wood; brother Joel Wood and wife Diane Burgess Wood; a sister, Martha Eaves and husband Ed Eaves; his children, John Wood and wife Rhonda Wood, Sharon Page and husband Dr. G. Andrew Page, David Wood, and Sarah Wood; five granddaughters (Hannah, Morgan, Abigail, Lauren, and Bailey) and a grandson (Benjamin) and two grandsons in-law (Matt Bridges and Ben Hay) along with numerous nieces and nephews. 


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