Kenneth Earl Wood, Sr

A private memorial service will be held at a later date for Kenneth Earl Wood, Sr., 87, West Plains, Missouri.

Mr. Wood passed away at 3:35 a.m., Wednesday, September 16, 2020, at Ozarks Medical Center.

He was born December 15, 1932, at Pomona, Missouri, to Elmer John Wood and Olive Shadwell Wood.  On November 23, 1956, he was married to Margie Eudy, who preceded him in death on September 13, 1969.  On December 20, 1975, he was married at West Plains, Missouri, to Ruth Belcher.  They shared forty-five wonderful years together.  Mr. Wood was a plant foreman at Ozark Asphalt Co. for thirty-eight years.  He enjoyed woodworking and working on his farm.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth Wood, of the family home; five children, Carolyn Driscoll and husband, Terry, Anniston, Alabama, Patricia Milburn, Youngsville, North Carolina, Sheryl Emery, West Plains,  Kenneth Wood, Jr. and wife, Glenda, Pottersville, Missouri and Scott Wood and wife, Bobbie Jo, West Plains; four step-children, Robbie Collins and wife, Marlena, Richard Collins and wife, Sue Lynn, Charlotte Adkisson and husband, Randy and Susan Hisel and husband, Joe, all of West Plains; eight grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two brothers, Neil Wood and wife, Edith and Junior Wood; and many nieces and nephews.

His parents, first wife, Margie Eudy Wood, four sisters, Nellie (infant), Evelyn Burgess, Virginia Rittmiller and June Fitzpatrick, one brother, Raymond Wood and two sons-in-law, Garry Emery and Dan Milburn, preceded him in death.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital and may be left at or mailed to Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, 211 West Main, West Plains, MO  65775.