Hickory Funeral Home

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Robert "Bob" Gilmer Wood Jr.

May 16, 1938August 31, 2019

HICKORY- Robert “Bob” Wood, Jr., went to be with his Lord on Saturday, August 31, 2019 at Carolina Caring.

Bob was born in Tazewell, Virginia on May 16, 1938 to the late Robert Wood, Sr. and Edith Bowling Wood.

He was well known for operating Burger Chef and Pleasers Restaurants from 1971 until he retired in 2003. Bob served in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged in 1962. He was a member of St. John’s United Methodist Church. He will be fondly remembered by his family and friends for his love of gardening.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Doug and Jim Wood.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia Edwards Wood, son, Mark Wood and wife Michele, son, Tony Wood and wife Lanie, son Eric Wood and fiancé Maysee. Also surviving are his grandchildren Landen Wood, Jackson Wood, Rachel Wood, Penny Ly, Lily Ly, Lauren Ly, and Arthur Ly.

The services will be held on Saturday, September 7 at 11:00 AM with visitation prior from 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM at Hickory Funeral Home. The service will be officiated by Reverends Jackie Taylor, Pete Ross, and Jan Lovelace. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Humane Society of Catawba County, P.O. Box 63, Hickory, North Carolina 28603.

Arrangements are with Hickory Funeral Home.


  • Humane Society of Catawba County


  • VISITATION Saturday, September 7, 2019
  • FUNERAL SERVICE Saturday, September 7, 2019
  • BURIAL Saturday, September 7, 2019


Robert "Bob" Gilmer Wood Jr.

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Doug Sigmon

September 5, 2019

Remember Bob from the early '70s at Burger Chef. We used to slip away from HHS and go have lunch there, remember a "little boy" named Tony who would sweep and clean up. Seems like yesterday, very sad to learn of his passing.

Kelly Ross

September 4, 2019

Pat and family,

Pete and I are so sad to lose Bob. He was such a wonderful, loving, funny man. We were very lucky to call him friend. May our loving Lord wrap his arms around you at this difficult time of adjustment. I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that his is now with our heavenly father and at peace. God bless you all, and Pat, we love you so dearly.

Love and prayers,
Pastor Pete and Kelly Ross