Russell William Wood, Jr., 87, of Franklin passed away Tuesday, October 13, 2020.
Born in Oakland City, Indiana, he was the son of the late Russell William Wood, Sr. and Pauline Barrett Wood. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ann Smalley Wood and siblings, Nancy Dixon and John Wood. Russell proudly served his Country in the Army. He moved to the area in 2005 and shortly after joined Holly Springs Baptist Church. Mr. Wood was a retired teacher, writer and coach. He was an avid sports fan, a great golfer and loved swimming and diving, in his spare time, he enjoyed painting and writing.
Russell is survived by his children, Elizabeth Lowell Truax (Scott) and Mike Wood (Dana) both of Franklin and Benjamin Wood of West Palm Beach, FL; five grandchildren, Taylor, Jordan, Lyman, Blake and Marleigh; and three great grandchildren, Emma, Harlow and Everett.
No services are planned at this time.
In lieu of Flowers, memorial donations may be made to Carenet, 130 Bidwell Street, Franklin, NC 28734.
Macon Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Condolences may be made to the family at www.maconfuneralhome.com