David Wayne Wood

June 13, 1957January 8, 2021

David “Dave” Wayne Wood June 13, 1957-January 8, 2021

David “Dave” Wayne Wood, 63, passed away on Friday, January 8, 2021 in Lincoln, NE with his wife and two children by his side. Born June 13, 1957 to Earl and Lorene Wood in Lincoln, NE; Dave graduated from Lincoln High School in 1976 and attended Southeast Community College. He worked several years as a Substation Technician at Lincoln Electric System (LES), and in 2019 accepted a position as a Substation Coordinator, recording a 43-year career at LES.

On June 30, 1979 he married Lisa (Hise) Wood in Lincoln, NE and celebrated forty-one years of marriage. A true family man, he enjoyed spending time with Lisa, his children and his grandchildren. He also enjoyed hunting, mechanics, and traveling. Dave was a friend to all who knew him. His welcoming smile and big hugs will be missed.

Dave is survived by his wife, Lisa Wood; daughter, Melissa (Ralph) Martinez of Lincoln, NE; son, Derric (Christina) Wood of Lincoln, NE; grandchildren Ava Martinez, Elijah Martinez, and Isabella Martinez, and Kaleb Wood, Wyatt Wood, and Isaac Wood; sister, Sue (Mark) Adel of Ashland, NE; brother, John (Julie) Wood of Lee’s Summit, MO; and many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

Dave will be welcomed in heaven by his parents, Earl and Lorene Wood; grandparents, William and Marie (Filbert) Kuhn; mother-in-law, Yvonne “Bonnie” Swim; and brother-in-law, Robert “Bub” Offenbacker.

A Worship Service will be held on January 15, 2021 at 11:00 AM, located at Christ Lutheran Church, 4325 Sumner Street, Lincoln, NE with Paster Dr. Luke Schnake Officiating; a graveside service will follow. A Celebration of Life will be held from 1 to 5 PM at Roca Ridge Events 5265 Prairie Sage Dr, Roca, NE. Visitation will be held at Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th Street, Lincoln, NE on January 14, 2021 from 4 to 5 PM for family, and 5 to 7 PM with the family greeting friends; as well as one hour prior to Services at the church. Memorials may be sent to Christ Lutheran Church and monetary donations may be made to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society at


  • Visitation with Family

    Thursday, January 14, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, January 15, 2021

  • Interment

    Friday, January 15, 2021


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Paul Roberts

January 14, 2021

My Name is Paul Roberts and I grew up in Lincoln Nebraska only a few blocks away from where David Wood grew up. When God created us in our mothers wombs he created two kindred spirits linking David and myself. An Adventure was created by this “Kindred Spirit" for both of us as children never to be forgotten in our old age. God has a way of linking people through time, space, and distance through love and spirit that lasts a lifetime.
I first met David in kindergarten at Merle Bettie Elementary school and we knew each other as special friends. In first grade Dave and I were inseparable and as close as two brothers could be. I thought of Dave as family and my brother. Dave was always a leader and I was always his backup which complemented whatever endeavor we decided to take on. Our “Inseparable” friendship went on for a decade. Dave and I spent years in front of his dad's old WWII Shortwave radio in the family garage. We were fascinated by the old antique and wanted to know how it worked. We listened together to radio stations around the world from that messy garage and formed an everlasting bond as the best of friends. This sparked an interest for both of us in electronics and science. Dave was always a gifted natural in figuring out how things worked and making it better. Though we never forgot each other as time passed, we both took our own paths as young men making our plans for success in life.
Dave called me about a month before he went to be with Jesus and we talked for an hour as if we were still best friends. He never discussed health issues and I was planning on visiting him next summer. I talked with Dave about the blessings in life I have though my relationship with Jesus Christ. I will always miss Dave and the time we had. When it is my time Dave, you can meet me and walk hand in hand with the Lord. We will take a long walk together catching up on our life Adventure. Until that time Love never fails and is everlasting. Best friends forever!

Matt Young

January 14, 2021

Remembering Dave fondly, out riding his mini bike around the open lot next to the house Lisa babysat me in over by LES, and his huge infectious smile!

Thinking of the Wood family today.

Sorry for your loss.

Matt Young

David Roath

January 13, 2021

Uncle Dave, thank you for your kindness and generosity you shared with me when I came to visit Barney. You and Aunt Lisa opened your home to me and your hearts and made me feel welcome and loved. Thank you for the wonderful memories you provided for my daughter Miriam.. We both will miss your gentle smile and your compassion and friendship and will cherish you in our hearts forever.

David & Miriam

Mathew Lawson

January 11, 2021

I am sorry for your seperation. Some day you will be together again. I was a classmate with Dave from Elementary School to High School. May heart goes out to his family, and I will have you in my prayers. In the name of Jesus Christ.

Bobby Mersed

January 10, 2021

"Another Lincoln High Job Well Done."

Carey Tiff

January 10, 2021

My heart is broken. Uncle Dave was loved by everyone he knew. He made me feel like I was his favorite person and I know that’s how he made everyone feel. It’s special to have family that are also true friends. I will cherish all the adventures, stories, laughs, songs, Magic tricks, dancing Dave s popcorn, the Wood bed and breakfast and sooooo much more. I am one lucky girl to marry in to this family. I will miss him dearly!! Jesus got one of the best!
- Carey