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Griggs-Schooler-Gordon Funeral Directors

5400 Bell Avenue, Amarillo, TX

OBITUARY

Billie Ruel Wood

March 11, 1947July 22, 2020
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Bill R. Wood of Amarillo, passed away July 22, 2020 in Amarillo, Texas.

Bill will lie in state on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 from 5pm to 7pm at Griggs Schooler Gordon Funeral Directors, 5400 Bell St in Amarillo. Funeral Services will be held at the Comanche Trail Church of Christ, 2700 E 34th in Amarillo at 10am on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 with Loran Harper and David Pounds presiding. Burial will follow at 2pm in Silverton, Texas.

Bill was born to Bill H. and Lorine Moser Wood on March 11, 1947 in Hereford, Texas. He is a sixth generation Texas, and a descendent of Forefathers who fought in the American Revolution, and the Confederacy during the Civil War. He grew up on the farm in Texline, Texas and graduated from Texline High School, came to Amarillo as a part time job that became a career. He was previously employed by Poole Chemical Co. at Texline, Amarillo Borger Express as a billing clerk, Red Ball Motor Freight as a customer service rep. Was drafted into the army in 1966, serving with the 3rd Recon, 14th Armored Cavalry on the Iron Curtain in Germany. Upon return to civilian life, he resumed working for Red Ball Motor Freight, Roadway Express in customer service and as dock foreman, Beaver Express as district manager, Lone Star Overnight as a courier, and Estes Express in operations from which he retired after suffering a major heart attack in 2010.

He was a member of the Church of Christ, where he was involved with the benevolent program. He had several hobbies, one of which was collecting Indian artifacts, which are displayed at the Visitor Center in Texline, TX in memory of his two wives, Dorothy D. Savage Wood and Janyce Marie Sheets Wood, both of whom preceded him in death. His other hobbies were vinyl record collecting, genealogy, and at one time a drummer.

He is survived by sons Clint Wood and wife Bobbi Wood, Trey Daniels and wife Christiana of, Jonathan Daniels and wife Felicia; a sister, Dee Ann Ebert and husband Ernie of Lubbock, TX; and grandchildren Matthew, Noah, Payton, Ethan, Rudy, Roban, Lauren, Tarry, and Faith Daniels.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to either Silverton Cemetery Association, P. O. Box 795, Silverton, TX 79257 or High Plains Children’s Home, P. O. Box 7448, Amarillo, TX

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Terr Miller, Honorary Bearer
  • Jack Shields , Honorary Bearer
  • Earl Lynch, Honorary Bearer
  • Don Palmer, Honorary Bearer
  • R.L.Caddell, Honorary Bearer
  • Brent Sheets, Honorary Bearer
  • Donnie Smith , Honorary Bearer
  • Gene Young, Honorary Bearer
  • Norman Young , Honorary Bearer
  • Steve Knight, Honorary Bearer
  • Johnny Davis, Honorary Bearer
  • Chris Weiss, Honorary Bearer

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, July 28, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, July 29, 2020

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  • Burial

    Wednesday, July 29, 2020

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David Higgins

July 24, 2020

Went to school and hunted arrowheads with Bill.Knew Janyce all her life also .He will always be a part of my good memories .My sincere condolences to the family

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