Paul Wood Obituary


Eagle Lake Headlight, June 3, 1965 (Eagle Lake, TX)

Wood, Leon Paul

Many Pay Final Tribute To Leon Wood Last Friday

Last rites were held at 3:00 p.m. Friday, May 28th, [1965] from the chapel of the Mill-Bauer Funeral Home in Eagle Lake for Leon Paul Wood of Oklahoma City, a native of the Lissie community. Mr. Wood passed away of heart failure at 5:40 a.m. last Wednesday, May 26th, at his home. He suffered his first heart attack in November of 1962.

Officiating at the services were the Rev. Ervin Veale and the Rev. David Edmonds of San Antonio, and Joe Anderson of Eagle Lake. Favorite hymns were played at the organ by Mrs. Johnnie Schmidt and she accompanied Harry Anderson who sang the Lord's Prayer.

Burial was in the Lakeside Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were C. E. Evoritt, Henry Sunderman, H. E. Burger, Melvin Hayden. Lloyd Spalinger and Russell Cooper of this city; Kenneth Pamplin of Oklahoma City: and Earl Findley of Brookshire.

Leon Wood was born on December 16, 1917, in Lissie the son of Jake Paul and Ada Wood. He resided during his life in Eagle Lake, San Antonio and Oklahoma City. He enlisted in the U. S. Army in 1937 and served until June 13, 1945 with overseas duty in Australia and New Guinia. He chartered the Inasmuch Retreat Center in Oklahoma City on Mar. 27th. 1962.

Surviving are his wife. Mary Lou Nunnelly Wood: four children Roxanne and David Wood and Kenneth and Danny Priest; his mother, Mrs. Ada Stahl of Eagle Lake; and a sister, Mrs. R. J. Campbell, also of Eagle Lake.

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