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Chillicothe News - Chillicothe, MO
  • Services to be held Wednesday for Wanda Dale Wood

  • Wanda Dale Wood, 80, of Dawn Mo., died Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, at his daughter’s residence in Lebanon, Mo.
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  • Wanda Dale Wood, 80, of Dawn Mo., died Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, at his daughter’s residence in Lebanon, Mo.
    Dale Wood was born Oct. 21, 1933, in Mooresville, Mo., the son of Wanda Bryan Wood and Emma Melvina Moorshead Wood. He was a graduate of Dawn High School and attended Warrensburg State Teachers College. Dale served state-side during the Korean Conflict in the United States Air Force from October 1953 through August 1955. On Sept. 22, 1956, Dale married his wife of 54 years, Virginia Anne Rivers at the Park Street Baptist Church in Columbia, S.C. She preceded him in death on Dec. 23, 2010.
    Dale worked for many years at the Community Bank of Dawn, which later became Bank Midwest. Dale was also the Postmaster at Dawn and he wrote the Dawn news for the Constitution-Tribune, which brought enjoyment to all of Livingston County.
    He was a member of Dawn Baptist Church and served as deacon there. He was the secretary of the Water Board from its inception and was a volunteer firefighter. Dale was a member of the Masonic Lodge #539 of Dawn and the Grand River Historical Society.
    Dale is survived by three children, Nancy Russell and husband Steve of Lebanon, Mo., Bryan Wood and wife Wanda of Dawn, Mo., and Melody McAffry and husband Ned of Meghee, Ark.; eight grandchildren, Blake Russell, Amy Russell George, Ashley Russell Parker, Keith Russell, Ross Wood, Terrill Wood, Skyler McAffry and Kyle McAffry; three great-granddaughters, Sarah Parker, Brooke Parker and Caroline George; a sister, Vernice Wood Sharp and husband Bob of Dawn. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife Anne.
    Memorials in honor of Dale Wood may be made to the Grand Oaks Assembly and left at the funeral home or mailed to Heritage Funeral Home, 3141 N. Washington, Chillicothe, MO 64601. Online condolences may be left at www.heritage-becausewecare.com.
    Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, at Dawn Baptist Church, Dawn, Mo.Burial will be at Welsh Cemetery, Dawn, Mo. Family visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, at Heritage Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Mo.
    Arrangements are under the direction of Heritage Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Mo.
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