Johnny Lee Wood
December 28, 1950 – April 4, 2021
Johnny Lee Wood, 70, of Canton, Texas passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on April 4, 2021. He was born on December 28, 1950 in El Paso, Texas to Ralph and Lois Wood.
Johnny loved golf, chicken cilantro at his favorite restaurant in Irving Via Real, and playing Blackjack. He could often be found in the living room, feet propped up and Coke in hand, offering up the phrase, "It's good to be the king."
Johnny is survived by his loving wife Susan; his two sons, Jacob and wife, Dominique and Joshua and fiancé, Lillie; his brothers, Jerry and Jim, and his sister, Shirley.
He is preceded in death by parents, R.E. and Lois Wood.
“Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure…you are loved and missed beyond measure.”
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Johnny Lee Wood
April 9, 2021
I had a lot of fun playing in many softball games and tournaments with Johnny and his brothers, Jim and Jerry. I remember he invited the entire team to his parents farm once while we were between games in a tournament in Kaufman, Texas, where we picked and devoured a few fresh peaches. We also had some good times together with many friends at The Beggar Club in Dallas when we were not playing a ball game. Johnny was a smart guy and fun to be around. May he rest in peace.
April 7, 2021
Johnny was a good friend to me and I will miss the many good times we shared. I will always remember him talking about playing golf, our playing softball on the same team, the many poker games we shared with friends, and going to the casino together. His friendship will be greatly missed. Rest In Peace my friend.
April 7, 2021
I did not know Mr. Wood, but his son, Josh, works for us. Josh is a stellar talent, a brilliant engineer, and does his family credit.
April 6, 2021
It was Thanksgiving week of 1981 that I first met Johnny, after traveling to Dallas for an interview with the company for which he worked. Since school was out for the week I had my wife (Kathy) and our then 8-year old son (John) with me, and, upon entry, the manager who would interview me introduced us to other employees. When we left Johnny's office, he kept John and they spent the next hour or so shelling a few pecans and becoming fast friends. I took the job and moved our family to Dallas, where our relationship with Johnny grew exponentially at work, ball games, trips to Las Vegas, restaurants, etc. Johnny was very adept at any task that he chose, whether sports or work, and he was very generous . He showed up at one of John's first Little League games, with a pair of Justin Boots for me and I wore them for many years. The years flew by and our 8 year old John of 1981 will be 48 years old next month and he is Managing Partner of a successful Law Firm. About two years ago Johnny expressed to me how proud he was of John, in a tone that exemplified a relationship that was as much like an uncle as a friend. We indeed feel like we have lost more than a friend, yet we rejoice knowing that Johnny is no longer having to deal with cancer and other issues of this world, as he enjoys the rewards of heaven while awaiting that great reunion with those he left behind.
April 5, 2021
Johnny, a childhood friend who was competitive and fierce and his playing of sports and a power on and off the field. Johnny loved his cars and was a hard worker at whatever he set his mind to. Save me a place at the table my friend.