Carl Allison Wood, age 90, of Macon, MO passed away Friday, August 17, 2012 at the Harry Truman Veteran's Hospital in Columbia, Missouri.
Funeral services will be at 1:00 pm, Tuesday, August 21, 2012, at the Hutton & McElwain Funeral Home in Macon with Reverend Julius Ketsenburg officiating. Visitation will be from 5-7 pm on Monday, August 20, at the funeral home in Macon. Graveside services, with full military honors, will be at 1:00 pm on Thursday, August 23, at the Jacksonville Veterans Cemetery in Jacksonville, MO. Memorials are suggested to the United Methodist Church in Macon.
Mr. Wood, born in Clarence, MO on September 16, 1921, is survived by his wife of 67 years, Clarimae Petree Wood, daughter Carlene Wood Ratcliffe and son-in-law, Herman Ratcliffe, of Williamsburg, VA, and sister, Hertha Wood Bean, of Cairo, MO.
Carl Wood was a decorated US Army veteran of World War II and a proud reconnaissance soldier of General Patton's "Hell on Wheels" Second Armored Division. He fought for our nation's freedom and world peace in campaigns such as the Normady Invasion, Battle of the Bulge, and the final push into Berlin to claim victory over Nazi Germany.
After his return from WW II, Mr. Wood joined the W.T. Grant company in late 1945 and retired in 1976. Mr. Wood was a devoted member of the Macon United Methodist Church and beloved friend and neighbor by all who knew him.
Mr. Wood was preceded in death by his parents Mr. Enoch Wood and Mrs."Mackie" Wood of Duncan's Bridge, MO, and his half brother Marion Wood of Clarence, MO.