David Jack Wood

Published 11:26 am Monday, April 2, 2012

PORT GIBSON — David Jack Wood died Sunday, April 1, 2012, at River Region Medical Center. He was 75.

Mr. Wood was born in Warren County and lived all his life in Port Gibson. He was a retired cattleman and farmer for over 50 years. He was Baptist by faith and attended Port Gibson Baptist Church for 70 years. He was a deacon, Sunday school teacher and was active in all facets of the church. For the last five years he was an active member of Red Lick Baptist Church in Lorman. Jack was a Sunday school teacher for Chamberlain-Hunt Academy for Boys. He led a young man to the ministry.

He organized the First Wildlife Turkey Federation in Claiborne and Adams counties. He was awarded in recognition of his work in the Wildlife Turkey Federation. He was known for instructing young men in hunting and fishing and teaching them the responsibilities and laws governing their sport. Upon retiring from the farm, he purchased a motor home and, along with his wife, he traveled all over the U.S.A. and Canada.

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He was preceded in death by his parents, Eva and Arthur Clyde Wood Sr.; and brother, Arthur Clyde Wood Jr.

Survivors include his wife, Peggy Wood of Port Gibson; a son, David Neill Wood and his wife, Carol, of Port Gibson; a brother, Mac Wood of Meridian; a grandson, David Matt Wood and his wife, Deanna; and a granddaughter, Michelle Wood.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church of Port Gibson with the Revs. Charles Gammel, Michael Herrin and Keith Garland officiating. Burial will follow at Wintergreen Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from noon until the service at the church with Glenwood Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers will be Scotty Barland, David Doyle, Don Hynum, John Frazer, Phillip Mayers and Tony Mayers.

Memorials may be made to Baptist Children’s Village, P.O. Box 27, Clinton, MS 39060-0027.