William “Bill” Lloyd Wood, 70, of Warsaw, Indiana passed away peacefully at home with his loving family at 2:55 a.m. on Wednesday, November 27, 2019, after a courageous fight against cancer.
He was born on July 2, 1949 in Columbus, Ohio and was adopted by Kathleen Metz Wood and Donald Hughes Wood. On August 7, 1971 he was married to Priscilla Jane (Petersen) Wood, who survives.
Bill graduated from Eastmoor High School, where he was an all-Ohio football player. He went on to play football and graduate from Indiana University, he later earned a Master’s degree from Indiana State University. He worked for 30 years at Fairmont Homes in Nappanee, Indiana and served as Pastor at Packerton United Methodist Church for 10 years. He was very active in his community, serving the Warsaw Tiger Booster Club, Greater Warsaw Cooperative Preschool, First United Methodist Church of Warsaw and Washington Elementary PTO.
He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 48 years, Priscilla Jane Wood (Warsaw, Indiana); daughter: Lynnly (Jeremy) McLaughlin (Columbus, Ohio); son: Alexander “Alex” (Anne) Wood (Fishers, Indiana); six grandchildren, and half siblings. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be held on Monday, December 2, 2019 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, 225 Argonne Road, Warsaw, Indiana.
Bill's life will be celebrated with a funeral service that will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at Packerton United Methodist Church, 7976 S. Packerton Road, Claypool, Indiana and officiated by Pastor Cindy Gackenheimer, Reverend Brian Smith and Pastor Carolyn Kern. Burial will follow with a graveside service at Oakwood Cemetery of Warsaw.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Packerton United Methodist Church, c/o Wayne Landis, P.O. Box 283, Mentone, Indiana 46539-0283; or to the I-Association at Indiana University, Assembly Hall, 1001 E. 17th Street, Bloomington, Indiana 47408-1590.