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Morris Edward Wood, Sr.

Morris Wood obitMorris Edward Wood, Sr., age 88, of Crockett, passed away Monday, March 29, 2021 at his residence. Mr. Wood was born June 5, 1932 in Diboll to parents, Morris Elbert Wood and Dona Ardilla Jones Wood. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving during the Korean Conflict and a Firefighter for the city of Houston for over 33 ½ years, before retiring. Mr. Morris was a member of the Central Baptist Church.

Mr. Wood is survived by wife of 56 years, Margaret Wood of Crockett; son, John William Wood of Crockett; grandchildren, Jessica Wood of Dayton, Jacob Wood of Crockett, Sara Wood of Austin; brothers, Glenn Wood and wife Robbie of Willis, Don Wood and wife Karen of Houston; numerous other loving relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents, Morris Elbert and Dona Wood; sons, Morris E. Wood, Jr., Randall Scott “Randy” Wood; sister, Billie Rae Windham and husband, Melvin.

Funeral services for Mr. Morris Edward Wood, Sr. will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, April 2, 2021 in the Central Baptist Church, Rev. John Goss officiating. Military graveside rites to follow at the Concord Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday evening at the Callaway-Allee Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Concord Cemetery, 2517 C.R. 4020, Crockett, Texas 75835.

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  1. Morris and Margaret were longtime friends of my parents Bill and Dorothy McDaniel. And they were faithful Christians. God bless Margaret and family during this time. Morris is enjoying the fellowship of saints gone on before him.

  2. I will always be grateful most of all to Morris for bringing Paul, a rookie firefighter at the time, with him to our church one beautiful Sunday evening with the intent to introduce him to me. Forty-three years later, seven children, and seven grandkids later, I consider it one of the best days of our lives. For many, many years, he would call and visit us periodically and generously shared his love for our family and for the Lord and his people. I knew Morris from the time I was a small child. He always had a ready smile and a servant’s sweet heart. Paul and I will miss his presence on this earthly side greatly, but are so happy he is now with the Savior he loved and the saints who have gone before him. Our prayers and love are with Margaret and the family as they struggle to manage life without him.

  3. Morris was a wonderful Christian man! He is in the presence of Jesus!

  4. Prayers and sympathy for your was caring good christian man and a good friend sincerely Mrs Cora frizzell and family

  5. uncle morris will be missed at family gathers but no more suffering and he’s with his sons

  6. Prayers for the family and loved ones. I will always remember Morris for his love of God and his family! Amen!

  7. God Bless, Mr.Wood. He would visit my mother regularly when she was in the nursing home. Always had a prayer for her. Very kind and gentle man. I know his family will miss him.I was blessed to have known him.

  8. Prayers for Mr. Wood’s family. I remember him from Shadeydale Baptist Church in Houston Texas early in my childhood, not sure the time frame, I was born in 1955 so late 50’s early 60’s. I remember how kind he always was to me. It was a time when children were taught more strictly and so Mr. Wood’s kindness and gentle way was appreciated. He always had a smile and a nickel for us kids. Years later when I would watch Mr. Rodgers Neighborhood and see Fred Rodgers I would always think of Mr. Wood. He was truly Christlike. May God bless his loved ones with the sweet peace of God.

  9. A fine, loving Christian man. A truly dedicated long time member of Central Baptist. The church will miss him.

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