OBITUARY

Dr. Eason K. Wood

October 27, 1928November 24, 2018

Dr. Eason Kavanaugh Wood, age 90, of Tuscaloosa, passed away on November 24, 2018, at Hospice of West Alabama. Services will 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at Calvary Baptist Church with Dr. Tim Lovett and The Rev. Blake Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Tuscaloosa Memorial Park with Heritage Chapel Funeral Home & Cremations, a Dignity Memorial Provider, directing. Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. until the service time at the church. He was preceded in death by his father, Kavanaugh Wood; mother, Helen Wood; sister, JoAnne Wood Cotter; and brother-in-law, David Cotter Survivors include his wife, JoAnn D. Wood; sons, Kenneth Eason Wood and his wife, Jenny; Robert Thomas Wood and his wife, Cathy; grandchildren, Tommy Wood, Laura Miller (Kelley), Mary Ann Johnson (Blake), Brian Wood (Carly) and Jody Aplin (Micah); and great-grandchildren, Neal Thomas and Morgan Miller, Cooper and Hazel Aplin, Levi and Ruby Wood, Adler and Finley Wood, and Eleanor and Owen Johnson. Dr. Wood was born in Calera, Alabama on October 27, 1928 to the late Kavanaugh and Helen Wood. Known as “E.K.” to all, he graduated from Birmingham Southern College in 1950 and The University of Alabama School of Dentistry in 1954. E.K. served two years in the United States Air Force and then moved his family to Tuscaloosa in 1956 to open his dental practice, which he continued for 55 years until his retirement in 2011. Dr. Wood loved his patients and always knew his dental practice was his opportunity to serve others and was God’s purpose for his life. E.K. was an active member of Calvary Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and taught the Keystone Sunday School Class. His life was dedicated to loving and serving the Lord and his family and many friends. E.K. had a great gift in communicating, encouraging, and comforting anyone, from any walk of life. Having spent many childhood summers on his grandfather’s farm, Dr. Wood purchased land and built “The Farm” which he enjoyed for many years, often doing vigorous work in the outdoors. E.K. was a kind, generous man with a lot of interests and hobbies, and a lifelong interest in learning. He lived a full and active life and was a true southern gentleman. We will miss his deep voice, gentle kind spirit, and sense of humor. Pallbearers will be Tommy Wood, Brian Wood, Kelley Miller, Blake Johnson, Micah Aplin, Barry Cotter, Mark Cotter and Walter Cotter. Honorary Pallbearers are Mr. John Dill, Dr. Paul Nelson, Dr. Norman Carlson, Dr. Bobby Babb, Dr. Tom Farmer, Mr. Cecil Ingram, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Joiner, Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Harrison, Dr. and Mrs. Brian Wilhite, Mrs. Bonnie Maxwell, Mr. Jimmy Jones, Reverend and Mrs. Jim Sexton, Mr. and Mrs. Rex Spruill, and Members of the Keystone and Watson-Scott Sunday School Classes at Calvary Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Tuscaloosa County Juvenile Detention Center, 5941 12th Avenue East, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35405.

  • FAMILY

  • Survivors include his wife, JoAnn D. Wood; sons, Kenneth Eason Wood and his wife, Jenny; Robert Thomas Wood and his wife, Cathy; grandchildren, Tommy Wood, Laura Miller (Kelley), Mary Ann Johnson (Blake), Brian Wood (Carly) and Jody Aplin (Micah); and great-grandchildren, Neal Thomas and Morgan Miller, Cooper and Hazel Aplin, Levi and Ruby Wood, Adler and Finley Wood, and Eleanor and Owen Johnson.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Tommy Wood
  • Brian Wood
  • Kelley Miller
  • Blake Johnson
  • Micah Aplin
  • Barry Cotter
  • Mark Cotter
  • Walter Cotter

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, November 28, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Service Wednesday, November 28, 2018
REMEMBERING

Dr. Eason K. Wood

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Rita Lewis Holifield

December 9, 2018

Such wonderful memories of Dr. Wood. Thoughts and prayers for The family.

B. D. Walters

November 30, 2018

Bob,
My thoughts & prayers are with all of the Wood family in this time of loss..
Deepest sympathy,
B. D. Walters

James and Jo Taylor

November 27, 2018

Our thoughts are with you at this sad time. Dr. Wood will always be remembered with great fondness.

Debbie Mark & Debbie odom

November 27, 2018

Me . Wood you will be miss ! We truly enjoyed have you as great friend and neighbor On Hwy 69 north .
We will continue to watch over your farm and your sweet wife as she visits the farm ! You will truly be miss by all . Rest In Peace my Friend 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

FROM THE FAMILY