Obituary William Joseph Wood Jr. Carthage

William “Bill” Joseph Wood, Jr. age 73, of Carthage, passed away Monday, January 18, 2021.  

A native of Moore County he was proceeded in death by his father, William Joseph Wood, Sr. , his mother, Bonnie Mae Brewer Wood, his wife, Wanda Sue McKenzie Wood and a son, William Joseph Wood, III.

Bill’s first love was God, his second was his family.  He spent many days enjoying time with his grandchildren.  Bill also loved being outdoors, working in the pine forest and tending to his yard.  He is survived by his children, Diana Sue Miller (Shane Miller), Emily Tostado (Brian Tostado) and grandchildren, Samuel Joseph Shepard, Shaylee Sue Miller and Sophia Marie Tostado.  His is also survived by brothers, Frank Wood, David Wood, Roger Wood and Curtis Wood; sisters, Janet Baker, Sue Freeman, Mary Rogers and Martha Wood, along with numerous nieces and nephews.

There will be a walk through public viewing from 2:00-5:00 pm on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at Fry & Prickett Funeral Home in Carthage.  A graveside service will be held on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 2:00 pm at Red Branch Baptist Church in Carthage.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Red Branch Baptist Church, 1748 Old River Road, Carthage, NC  28327, where Bill was a longtime member.

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Fry & Prickett Funeral Home is serving the Wood family.

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