Don Taylor Wood

Published 11:56 am Tuesday, May 17, 2011

GREENWOOD — Don Taylor Wood died Saturday, May 14, 2011, at his home in Greenwood. He was 61.

Born in Greenwood, Mr. Wood attended Greenwood Public Schools and the University of Mississippi. He opened and managed Walnut Hills Restaurant in Vicksburg. He was a retired musician and was a founding member of the Gants.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Lucy Frances Scruggs Wood and Richard Allen Wood Sr.

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Survivors include his wife, Marian L. Wood of Greenwood; two sons, Taylor Hughes Wood of Chicago and Davis Post Wood of Pensacola, Fla.; a sister, Nancy Snow Briefer of Prescott, Ariz.; and a brother, Allen Wood Jr. of Greenwood.

A memorial service will be at 3 today at the Episcopal Church of the Nativity in Greenwood. Visitation will be at the church from 2 until the service. Wilson and Knight Funeral Home of Greenwood has charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or to a favorite charity.