STEPHENVILLE— Funeral services for Thedis E. ‘Woody’ Wood, 94, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 29, at Graham Street Church of Christ. Burial will follow at Gardens of Memory Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, at Stephenville Funeral Home.

Thedis was born in Kirkland, Texas to the late Robley Wilburn and Mamie Richeson Wood. He married Bonnie Griffin on July 31, 1949 in Abilene. 

Thedis attended Abilene Christian College/University where he received his bachelor’s degree in divinity. During WWII, because he wasn’t physically able to join the military, he spent his time in California building military aircraft. He coached and taught school, with his first school teaching and coaching in Tolar, and he also served this area as a Church of Christ minister. He served over ten years as an elder at Graham Street Church of Christ. 

He and Bonnie lived several years in Texas City and lived for 10 years in Temple, where he served as a Church of Christ Minister in the community of Heidenheimer, TX. Thedis and his family moved to Stephenville in 1968. He served as camp director for more than 42 years at Camp Paluxy in Bluff Dale and also spent some time selling real estate.

Survivors include his wife, Bonnie; children, Rugene and husband Bobby Gentry of Weatherford, Teresa and husband Bruce Musgrave of Bluff Dale, and Lyndal and wife Danette Wood of Dallas; grandchildren, Kathy Gentry, Amanda and husband Caleb Medlin, Raven and husband Carlon King, Jana and husband Dean Lee, Sheena and husband Keith Sihvonen, Cassandra and husband Josh Nigo, Matthew Wood, Michael Wood, Cameron and wife Sara Berges, Chelsea Berges, and Brittany and husband Richard Fossum; great grandchildren, Jaron, Rylan, Melody, Eon, Aspen, Reed, Avery, Megan, Micah, Emma and Jocelyn; sister, Alva Marie Roberson of Lubbock; nephew, Monty and wife Veanna Roberson, and sister-in-law, Maxine Fultz of Lubbock.

Besides his parents, Thedis was also preceded in death by an infant son, David Earl Wood; foster son, Nolan Kitchens; brother-in-law, Lem Roberson; and nephew, Jerry Roberson.

The Wood family wishes expressions of sympathy be made in the form of donations to Foster’s Home for Children, P. O. Box 978, Stephenville, Texas  76401.

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