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Jerry Don Wood

Jerry Don Wood, 73, of Klondike passed away on Friday, November 6, 2015, in Paris. He was born December 2, 1941, in the Janes Hospital in Cooper, Texas, to Alton Traylor and Mary Lillian Trevilion Wood. He was a United States Marine Corps veteran of the Viet Nam War. He was married to Sylvia Meyer Wood. Jerry worked in several businesses in Dallas before moving back to Klondike. He was a retired Electrical Maintenance Specialist, retiring from Dairy Farmers of America in Sulphur Springs, Texas.

He became the Chief of the Klondike Volunteer Fire Department and an ECA First Responder which he loved serving the people of Klondike and the rest of Delta County. He helped see to the construction of the new Klondike Fire Station and West Delta Community Center along with obtaining several new fire trucks.

He is survived by his wife, Sylvia Wood; sons and daughter-in-laws: Jerry Jr. and Debbie Wood of Shreveport,Ronald and Michelle Wood of Northlake; daughter, Deana Henderson of Arlington; step-son, David Graham, and step-daughters: Cheri LaCoss and Teri Jones; a brother and sister in-law, John and Rita Wood of Kaufman; sister and brother- in-law Janet and Jerry Currin of Klondike; first wife, Nelda Wood; grandchildren: Ashley Wood, Jerremy Wood, Trey and Erica Bledsoe, Sara Marie Pate, Trey Henderson, Whitney Wood, and Natalie Wood; step-grandchildren: Camron LaCoss, David Graham, Eric Graham, and Taylor Jones; great grandchildren: Ashton, Cooper, Dalby, Jackson, Preston, and Stevie; step great-grandchildren: Caelyn Fennell and Cole LaCoss; and, many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by one aunt, Mary Elium of Pottsboro, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Donald Wayne Wood; and, a step-grandson, Christopher Jones.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 8, 2015, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home in Commerce.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday, November 9, 2015, at 1:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Commerce with Bro. Terry Bryan officiating.

Pallbearers will be John Derr, Rusty Hanna, Rick Hanna, Steve Sansing, David Johnson, and Ray Chupp.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Cooper, Enloe, Pecan Gap and East Delta Volunteer Fire Departments.

Interment with full military honors will follow at the Old Klondike Cemetery.

The family requests in lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Klondike Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 489, Klondike, Texas 75448.

Interment service with full military honors follows church services.


Sunday, November 08, 2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home and Cremation Service
1209 Live Oak Street
Commerce, Texas 75428

Funeral Service

Monday, November 09, 2015
1:00 PM

First Baptist Church
1401 Washington St.
Commerce, Texas 75428

Interment Service

Monday, November 09, 2015
2:15 PM

Old Klondike Cemetery
5438 FM Road 1528
Klondike, Texas 75448

Interment service with full military honors follows church services.

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Jerry was an exceptional man and will be greatly missed

Joe Adams Nov 8 2015 12:00 AM

So very sorry for your loss, prayers to all. I will miss seeing him in Klondike

Sabrina Blundell Nov 8 2015 12:00 AM

Jerry was a great and wonderful man..he will be greatly missed..

Debra Van Bibber Nov 8 2015 12:00 AM

I am really heartbroken to hear about Jerry Don. Although he was older than my brothers, my sister and I, he was much more than a cousin. He always treated us like he was our big brother. Jerry, rest in peace CUZ, and we will always love you . Dennis

Dennis Hickman Nov 8 2015 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of my cousins passing. Although we did not get together the caring was still there. Time stands still for no one.

Michael & Penny Wicks Nov 8 2015 12:00 AM

Honey I wasn't ready for u to go but I knew in my heart it was time. I loved you with all my heart and soul. You were the best brother. I always knew you had my back. You will always live on in my heart. KVFD will continue to move forward and make you proud of us. Love u Bubba.

Janet Currin Nov 7 2015 12:00 AM