Roy Milton Wood Jr.

November 20, 1924September 14, 2013
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ARLINGTON -- Roy M. Wood Jr., 88, passed away Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, in Arlington.

Roy was born in Coolidge in 1924 to Mr. and Mrs. R.M. Wood Sr. He graduated from Coolidge High School and attended Westminister College and Texas A&M. Roy met Helen, the love of his life, at work at the Magnolia Oil Refinery in Beaumont and they married in 1947. After moving to Arlington in 1955, he and Helen raised four children and adored 10 grandchildren.

He was a 55-year member of First United Methodist Church of Arlington. A natural born salesman, Roy had a 40-year career with McCormick and Company. Upon retirement he became an independent food broker. His zest for life and his work were only surpassed by his love for family and church. All who knew Roy delighted in his engaging smile and his tenacious ability to keep living life to the fullest even as his health failed. Our memories are sweet.

Roy was preceded in death by Helen, his beloved wife of 63 years; his parents; and his grandson, Justin Hughes.

Survivors: Sister, Mrs. Dorothy Truly; daughters, Jane Buehler and husband, Bill, Susan Hughes and husband, John; sons, Charles Wood and wife, Connie, and Randy Wood and wife, Kristen; grandchildren, Shawn, Brian and wife, Ashley, Lora and husband, Logan, Riley, Spencer, Connor, Brady, Matt and wife, Michele, and Jeff and wife, Tian; four great-grandchildren (soon to be five); and a host of beloved friends and relatives.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, please make donations to First United Methodist Church or to the Justin Hughes Memorial Fund at University of Texas Medical Branch, attn: Development Office, 301 University Blvd., Galveston, Texas 77555-0148.


  • Visitation Monday, September 16, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Roy Milton Wood Jr.

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Allien Hayden

September 18, 2013

Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. The old Navaho neighborhood just isn't the same.


The Hayden Family

September 18, 2013

I will always remember Mr. Wood by his huge smile. He was like that as long as I remember him, which goes back a pretty long way. Whenever I saw him at Town Village, he would seem so genuinely happy to see me and he would tell me all about "his kids". He loved you all so much. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I know I will miss him.
Linda Goyne

Chris Landon

September 17, 2013

So sorry for your loss. He will be missed.

Bobby Manning

September 17, 2013

Randy, very sorry for your loss. May God bless you and your family.

Diana Blank

September 17, 2013

Jane & Susan a message of sincere condolence for your entire family. May the void you feel be softened by precious memories. What a blessing to have such a wonderful dad. May you have that peace that passes all understanding as you go through this difficult time.

September 16, 2013

To Jane,Susan,Charles, and Randy, from Tom and Barbara Baker! Your Dad was our wonderful friend and neighbor for forty years plus. He was a true gentleman from start to finish. Whenever he walked into a room the area would brighren tremendously. He shall be greatly missed by all!!
With love and sympathy to you all,
Tom and Barbara Baker