Rev. Dennis Wayne Wood

June 8, 1945December 11, 2018
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Funeral service for Rev. Dennis Wayne Wood 73, of Weaver, will be 2:00 pm, Sunday, December 16, 2018, at First Baptist Church of Weaver with Dr. Johnny Pruitt officiating. Entombment will follow at Maple Grove Mausoleum. The family will receive friends Sunday from 12:30 pm until service time at the church. Rev. Wood passed away Tuesday afternoon at RMC.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Judy Wood; daughters, Kim and husband Scott, Lori and husband Scott, and Misty and husband Joe; grandchildren, Hannah, Rachel, Hope, Grace, Scarlett, Jossalyn, Joseph, Emory and Maxximus; one brother; two sisters; and many nieces and nephews. Rev. Wood is preceded in death by his parents, William and Colleen Wood and brother, Tommy Wood. Pallbearers and honorary pallbearers will be the Deacons of First Baptist Weaver and the Carpenters Sunday School Class.

Rev. Wood served in the United States Army Military Police Corps for 21 years and retired as a First Sergeant. For over 30 years he was the owner and operator of American Awards. Rev. Wood served as pastor of several churches in Calhoun County. He was a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Weaver where he served as deacon, and spent one year as chairman of the deacons. He also taught Sunday School and lead the Operation Christmas Child Program at the church. He was a volunteer chaplain at RMC and also volunteered with the Baptist Service Center.

In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Baptist Service Center C/O Dennis Wood. Donations can be mailed to First Baptist Church of Weaver at 407 Anniston St. Weaver AL 36277. Online condolences may be made at


  • Judy Wood, Wife of 53 years
  • Kim and husband Scott, Daughter
  • Lori and husband Scott, Daughter
  • Misty and husband Joe, Daughter
  • Hannah, Rachael, Hope, Grace, Scarlett, Jossalyn, Joseph, Emory and Maxximus, Grandchildren
  • One (1), Brother
  • Two (2), Sisters
  • Many -, Nieces and Nephews

  • Deacons of First Baptist Weaver
  • Carpenters Sunday School Class


  • Visitation Sunday, December 16, 2018
  • Funeral Service Sunday, December 16, 2018

Rev. Dennis Wayne Wood

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Brenda Dyer Kellow

March 7, 2019

I only recently learned of Dennis' death. I did not realize he was a minister as I had not seen him since high school. Please accept my sincere condolences. It seems Dennis loved love to the fullest. I remember him as smart, funny and class cut up. A privilege and joy to have known him. What a wonderful testimony his life was all these years. Judy, as I knew her in school, was a sweet and kind person.

Brenda (Dyer) Kellow

Harold Burleson

December 16, 2018

Just as with hundreds of family members and friends, I share in my condolences for Dennis Wood, a consummate leader with an obvious compassionate heart for all kinds of people. I met Dennis for the first time during my Military Police training in 1971 where he served as an Instructor in the Judo/Unarmed Self-Defense class. Dennis was The Instructor that stayed in my mind over the years after demonstrating being for real and securing our full attention that what we were learning in class was real life saving skills. His professionalism as an Instructor and overall superb leadership were what I needed to further my career in the military. I was very thankful in finding out that he was called into the ministry and that he was obedient to that call and made the most out of taking care of so many others. I am grateful for how he role modeled excellence and for the many wonderful memories that will be of significant comfort for all of us. Thank You, Dennis! In the Amen, may God faithfully smile on you and give you peace with eternal rest in the everlasting arms of our Savior!

joshua perry

December 14, 2018

I will always remember Dennis as a very fine soldier who truly loved his family his country and his God. Dennis would go out of his way to help those in need,anybody,anytime,anywhere. I last saw him at the home going service for RCSM GADDY . Dennis I hope to see you on the other side someday maybe the two of us can set up a TCP at the pearly gates , RIP MY FRIEND

Marcelino Malavet

December 14, 2018

I was very sorry to hear about Dennis' passing. He was a friend, mentor and comrade in arms to countless soldiers in the Regiment and will be missed. May the Lord comfort you during this sad and difficult period. Rest in peace Dennis.

Franklin S. Weed

December 14, 2018

I served with Dennis at the Military Police School, at Fort Gordon, Ga. 69-72. He was a true professional in every respect. I later through another Army friend found that he had retired in the Weaver, Al. area and was in the ministry at FBC Weaver where I had been a member years ago. I touched base with him and he added me to his daily Prayer Porch messages which I found to be a blessing. I sure will miss them. I will be in prayer for Judy and the family, and will look forward to the day we will serve together again in Heaven.

Harry Whitt

December 14, 2018

Bro. Dennis was a wonderful Christian man. We attended Covington Seminary together at FBC Weaver. I enjoyed and was inspired by his daily email devotions on the Prayer Porch. He was a great prayer warrior and his faithfulness in prayer inspired me to pray more. Whenever I was going on a mission trip I always sent him an email so he could pray for me--I highly valued his prayers. He will be greatly missed. Prayers for all his family and fellow church members at FBC Weaver.

Ron Sweatt

December 13, 2018

Bro. Dennis was one of the most encouraging people I’ve ever been around. It was an honor to be his pastor, but even more to call him a friend. He was a faithful servant and I’m grateful for the time I had with him.

Mrs. Judy and family,

Please know that you are in my prayers.

Deb Jones

December 13, 2018

I will always remember our mornings at the cottage and at the church when we met for prayer. I loved listening in on Dennis’ conversations with his heavenly Father. He was an inspiration and an example of how to talk to God. He was a good friend and will be sorely missed.
You and your family are in my prayers.
I love you.