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George Brooke Wood, 73

DILLWYN, Aug. 23 – George Brooke Wood, 73, passed away suddenly Sunday, August 22, 2011 at the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville.

He retired from C.W. Wright Construction Company as assistant General Foreman after 38 years of dedicated service. He will be remembered by his soft spoken words, respected intellect, family tree resourcing, his carefully cared for fruit trees and thorn-less blackberry plants as well as his bountiful vegetable garden. He was a true farmer who loved God's land and he leaves to mourn and miss him, too, his beloved “lap” cats.

Mr. Wood was a treasure in the Wood family. We all will sorely miss him – “to live is Christ, to die is Gain” – he has gained in our loss.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Shirley Craft Wood; daughter, Yvonne Karen Wood; three sons, Nathan Wood (Cindy), Alan Wood (Trudy) and Wilbur Wood; two grandsons, Keith and Kasey Wood; brothers, John Wood (Wanda) and Franklin Wood (Betty); sisters, Audrey Smith (Fred), Anne Jamerson (Irving) and Joyce Edwards (John Larson); as well as many nieces, nephews and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Daniel and Annie Warsing Wood, sister, Adelle Wood Cumbey and brother, James Alexander Wood.

The family will receive family and friends at Dunkum Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, August 25.

Graveside services will be Thursday, August 26 at 2 p.m. on the family farm, 1008 Little Creek Road, “Four Pines Farm” in Dillwyn. Note: John Deere Tractor Mailbox landmark. Pastor Doug Adams, of Buckingham Baptist Church, will preside.

Dunkum Funeral Home, Dillwyn, is serving the family.