Cecil Eugene WoodDecember 26th, 2018
WOOD Cecil Eugene Wood, 91, of California, passed away Thursday, December 20, 2018, at Missouri Veterans Home-Warrensburg. He was born on July 6, 1927, in McGirk, Missouri to Luther and Lona (Kirchoff) Wood. He worked for the Missouri Dept. of Corrections, Tyson Foods and farmed for many years. During WWll, Cecil served in the United States Navy as a Seaman First Class. Cecil was a member of the Masonic Lodge AF & AM. He was a member of First Baptist Church in California. He enjoyed spending time at the California Nutrition Center. Cecil is survived by his four children, V. Marie Baldwin (Robert), California, Sandy Call (Ron), Eugene, David Wood (Jana), Russellville; Justin Wood (Cindy), Clarksburg; two sisters, Betty Holler of Spring, Texas and Mary Carrender of Jefferson City; six grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, Cecil was preceded in death by two wives Etta Jane Maness and Christine Hogen. The family will receive friends at First Baptist Church, 208 South Oak St., California, Mo. on Thursday, December 27, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. - 10:30, with Masonic Service at 10:30 a.m. Funeral services will follow at 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church with Rev. Ken Mathes officiating. Interment will be held at Hawthorn Memorial Gardens with full military honors. Memorials may be made to the California First Baptist Church Memorial Fund. Online messages to the family may be contributed at www.windmillridgefuneralservice.com.