Forrest Cripps Wood Jr.
November 1, 1949 – July 9, 2016
Forrest “Woody” Wood, 66, of Bryan, passed away on Saturday July 9, 2016 in the Temple Veterans Hospital surrounded by his family. The Masonic Funeral Service is scheduled for 11a.m., Saturday July 16, 2016 at St. Michael’s Academy Chapel, 2402 South College Avenue. His family will receive guests in the chapel beginning at 10a.m. on Saturday. Inurnment will follow at later date in Miramar National Cemetery in San Diego, California. Services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers.
Woody was born in Cedar City, Utah to Forrest Sr., and Peggy Jane Thompson. He met his beautiful wife, Marianna, in Southern California while in college. He and Marianna raised two wonderful children, Jessica and Nathan.
Woody received the Bronze Star during his time in the US Army, and completed tours in Vietnam and Europe. After serving our country, he went on to serve the community through his involvement with Emergency Medical Services, he was an innovator in his field advancing EMS safety, leadership, and legislative policies.
In his free time he enjoyed traveling, skiing, working ski patrol, rock climbing, scuba diving, camping and hiking, umpiring little league baseball, coaching youth sports including football and baseball, and spending time with family and friends. He was active with Cedar Creek Masonic Lodge, and the Arabia Shriners.
Proceeding in death are his parents, Forrest Wood, Sr., Peggy Jane Thompson Whitely, and his step-father, Charles Whitely.
His survivors include his wife Marianna Wood; his son Nathan Wood; his daughter Jessica Wood and husband John Goertz; his step-mother Beverly Wood; his brother Russell and his wife Michelle Wood; and his beloved pets Winnie and Andie.
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