Eric Chase Wood, 20

Published 4:44 pm Thursday, March 21, 2013

MARCH 21 – Eric Chase Wood, 20, departed this life Saturday, March 16, 2013.

He graduated from Freeman High School in 2010 and attended Longwood University in Farmville. You would know him by his quick wit, radiant smile and, of course, his multiple bow ties and Sperry's.

Most recently, Chase had begun a career with CarMax of Richmond. Although it was a brief employment, he won the hearts of everyone he met there. If you ever had the pleasure of knowing him, you would know he had the gift for gab; whether talking about current events, politics, or his passion, cars, specifically Camaros. He also loved motocross and his music, especially classic rock. Ask him to play Layla by Eric Clapton and he would happily pick up his guitar. But most of all, he loved spending time with his family and friends. The river was his favorite place to hang out with friends during the summer. Many, a good time was had while there.

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He is survived by his mother, Sandra Roberson Wood; his father, Raymond Earl Wood; grandparents, Gordon and Ann Roberson of Mechanicsville and Marian Tucker-Howard of Mechanicsville; uncles, Dean Roberson and wife, Suzanne of Richmond, and Russell Wood and wife, Pam of Mechanicsville; aunts, Peggy Wood of Mechanicsville and Betsy Wood of Chattahoochee, Florida; cousins, Hunter Wood, Kristen Wood, and Denise Wood. Chase left behind many friends too numerous to count, as well as his brothers of Theta Chi.

The family will receive friends on Friday, March 22 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for a brief service and fellowship at Northside Baptist Church, 7600 Studley Road, Mechanicsville, VA 23116.

A Celebration of his Life is planned for Saturday, March 23 at 1 p.m. at Jefferson Lakeside Country Club, 1700 Lakeside Avenue, Richmond, VA 23228.

Please send donations to the Farmville Fire Department, where Chase was a volunteer, at P.O. Box 241, Farmville, VA 23901 or Theta Chi Fraternity, Longwood University, Box 3012, Farmville, VA 23901.