Ralph Edward Wood, 79, of Greenwood, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, at The Richard L Roudebush VA Medical Center.
Ralph was born Oct. 1, 1937, in Franklin, to Charles B. Wood and Mary T. (James) Wood.
He graduated from Arsenal High School in Indianapolis in 1955, where he was in the ROTC program.
On June 1, 1956, he married Elizabeth Jane (Harwell) Wood, who survives.
He proudly served 12 years in the U.S. Army and was employed by Shell Oil as a truck driver for over 30 years.
Survivors include his wife of over 60 years, Elizabeth J. Wood of Greenwood; two sons, Joe Edward Wood of Carmel and Charles Windfield (Janine) of Seattle, Washington, one daughter, Regina Dianne Pritchett of St. Petersburg, Florida; five grandsons, Joseph A. Wood, Steven C. Pritchett, Riley C. Wood, Foster Brian David Wood and Trey F. Wood; one great granddaughter, one great-grandson; and one sister, Wilma Jean Wood of Indianapolis.
Ralph was preceded in death by one son, Brian K. Wood; one daughter, Rebecca D. Wood; three brothers, Donald R. Wood, Richard E. Wood and Michael D. Wood; and one sister, Carol J. Turner.
A funeral service for Ralph E. Woods will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Services and Crematory, 481 W. Main St., Greenwood. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until the time of service at 1 p.m. Monday. Burial will take place on Thursday at Memorial Park Cemetery in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Flowers will be accepted at the funeral home.
You are invited to read Ralph’s obituary at www.wilsonstpierre.com, where you may sign the guest book, order flower and share a personal message for the family.