2014-09-17 / Obituaries

SmithWood, founder and original board member of Cherokee National Golf and Recreation Club

William Cabrick Smith Wood, 88, of 1414 Twin Bridge Road, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, at his residence.

Born in Gaffney, he was the husband of the late Evelyn Eugenia (Jean) Proffitt Wood and son of the late Landrum Ellison Wood and Minnie Patrick Wood. Mr. Wood was a graduate of Gaffney High School, was a farmer, and retired from the U. S. Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service. He was a founding member of the Grassy Pond Volunteer Fire Department, was a founder and former president of the Grassy Pond Water Company, and was a founder and original board member of Cherokee National Golf and Recreation Club. He was a lifelong member of Grassy Pond Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon, former chairman of deacons, training union director and chairman of the finance committee.

Surviving are a son, Steven S. Wood and wife, Adrianne, of Gaffney; two daughters, Jan Waters and husband, Alfred, of Gaffney and Catherine Ann Brown and husband, Bill, of Oak Ridge, N.C.; a sister, Meda Wood Blackmon and husband, Vernon, of Gaffney; and eight grandchildren, Meredith Wood, Jacob Waters and fiancé, Kayla Holliday, Cabrick Waters, Jeb Brown, Smith Brown, Harley Wood, Hudson Wood and Harrison Wood.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, James Wood and L. E. Wood Jr., and five sisters, Ethel Wood Sarratt, Ernestine Wood, Eloise Wood Sarratt, Margaret Wood McAbee and Elizabeth Wood Brewer.

The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 16, at Blakely Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, at Grassy Pond Baptist Church with Dr. Terry Lanford and the Rev. Martin Hogg officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Grassy Pond Baptist Church, 254 Grassy Pond Road, Gaffney, SC 29341.

The family is at the home.

An online guest register is available at blakelyfuneralhome.com.

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