Mr. Billy Jerald Wood, Sr., 81, of Leachville, passed from this life, Monday May 14, 2012, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. Born in Yell County, Ark., he was the son of the late Dock and Ruby King Wood and had lived most of his life in the Gould area. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a retired farmer. Mr. Wood had been a Leachville resident since 1999 and was a member of the Leachville First Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Lyla Jones Wood of Leachville; three sons, Billy Jerald Wood, Jr. of Gulf Shores, Ala., Larry Gene Wood of Russellville, and Roger Lynn Wood of Dumas; one daughter, Beth Chambers of Leachville; one brother, Rev. Leroy Wood of Jacksonville, Ark.;
three sisters, Dot Fox of Hot Springs, Juanita Stephens and
Joann Ouzts, both of Gould. Mr. Wood also leaves 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Funeral service was 2 p.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church in Gould with Rev. Leroy Wood officiating. Burial followed in Dark Corner Cemetery under the direction of Howard Funeral Service of Leachville.
The family received friends Thursday from 12:30 until service time at the church.
Guest register is www.howardfuneralservice.com.