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Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes

900 East Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI

OBITUARY

Michael Raymond Wood

January 16, 1952July 31, 2020

Michael R. Wood, 68, passed away on Friday, July 31, 2020 in Lansing. Born January 16, 1952 in Lansing, Michael graduated from Sexton High School.

A truly stand-up man, Michael was always the first to step in and help others. He supported his family from a young age, starting with paper routes as a 12 year-old before moving into a career as a grocery store manager in the Lansing area. He supported his sister and his niece, cared for his mother, and was a big believer in the power of mentorship. He was an automobile enthusiast, especially enjoying his many sports cars throughout the years. He liked to indulge in crime shows both old and new, like Mission Impossible, Perry Mason, and CSI. Above all, he was a wonderful son, brother, uncle, and man.

Michael was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Ruth (Plath) Wood.

His character and love will be remembered by his sister, Cynthia Wood; his niece, Courtney (Samuel) Davis; and his niece, Ruth Davis.

Visitation will be held on Monday, August 3, 2020 from 6pm to 8pm at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Lansing Chapel, 900 E. Michigan Ave. in Lansing. Masks are required, and social distancing will be in effect.

A private interment will take place for the family at Evergreen Cemetery in Lansing.

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, August 3, 2020

Memories

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Stephany Duncan

August 4, 2020

I have very fond memories of Michael. I knew Michael, his mother Ruth and sister Cynthia during the years we were all growing up in Lansing. I remember the Michael's devotion to Ruth and Cynthia and that they were a sweet and loving family. Sending my deepest condolences and love.

Roberto Armstrong

August 2, 2020

First and foremost, my deepest condolences to the family. I've known Mike since roughly the early 90's when I was working at L&L. Around that time I was finishing high school and transitioning into college. I worked with him on the night stock crew and later when we both transitioned to the day shift. I was in the grocery department and he had taken over the dairy/frozen foods manager position. However, at Mike's request and badgering, lol I transferred over into the dairy/frozen food department and worked side by side with him there. He was a fun guy to work with, and even trained me to do his job when he had to take a few months off for surgery. One of the most memorable moments I have of him, was when he surprised me with a birthday cake. I was oblivious to what he was up to that day. However, apparently everyone else knew. The store was quiet and I was restocking the dairy section, and to my surprise, Mike comes around the corner with a birthday cake and our co-workers singing happy birthday to me. That was the kind of guy Mike was, generous and a really good friend and sneaky too! I will definitely miss hearing from him. Rest in peace my friend, you won't be forgotten. - Roberto A

Nancy ( Buhs) Morrill

August 1, 2020

When I was growing up, Michael was the little brother to my father in the Big Brother organization. Michael, Cynthia, my husband, Geary and I became reacquainted following Sexton's 50th class reunion. We were able to share memories, laugh a bit, and cry a little bit. Michael was a true gentleman and will be missed by all.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Michael R. Wood, 68, passed away on Friday, July 31, 2020 in Lansing. Born January 16, 1952 in Lansing, Michael graduated from Sexton High School.

A truly stand-up man, Michael was always the first to step in and help others. He supported his family from a young age, starting with paper routes as a 12 year-old before moving into a career as a grocery store manager in the Lansing area. He supported his sister and his niece, cared for his mother, and was a big believer in the power of mentorship. He was an automobile enthusiast, especially enjoying his many sports cars throughout the years. He liked to indulge in crime shows both old and new, like Mission Impossible, Perry Mason, and CSI. Above all, he was a wonderful son, brother, uncle, and man.

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