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Raymond Arthur Wood

Graveside services for Raymond Arthur Wood, 94, Willow Springs, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, December 6, 2019 at Mt. Zion Cemetery, near Olden, Missouri, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.


Mr. Wood passed away at 1:17 p.m., Monday, December 2, 2019 at Willow Care Nursing Home.


He was born February 17, 1925, at Pomona, Missouri, to Elmer Wood and Olive Shadwell Wood.  On August 10, 1946, he was married at West Plains, Missouri, to Mildred Wanda Lee Burgess, who preceded him in death on April 8, 2019.  Mr. Wood was a veteran, having served with the United States Army.  Before his retirement, Mr. Wood was a dairy farmer; he loved to farm and cut hay.  He enjoyed his grandchildren and taking his kids hunting when they were young.  Mr. Wood loved his wife.


He is survived by five children, David Wood and wife, Truda, Pomona, Missouri, Randy Wood and wife, Bonnie, Lee Wood and wife, Kay, Jerry Wood and wife, Wilma and Larry Wood and wife, Sandra, all of Willow Springs; fifteen grandchildren; forty great-grandchildren; sixteen great-great-grandchildren; three brothers, Neil Wood and wife, Edith, Willow Springs; Jr. Wood, Washington, Illinois and Kenneth Wood and wife, Ruth, West Plains; and several nieces and nephews.


His parents, wife, twins, Karla and Kyle and four sisters, preceded him in death.


Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Thursday, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.   Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Zion Cemetery and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at