Richard Proctor Wood
April 16, 1930- December 31, 2014
Richard Proctor Wood, 84, a lifelong resident of Deale passed away at home on December 31, 2014. He was born on April 16, 1930 to Robert Norwood and Sarah Ellen (Proctor) Wood. He was born and raised in Deale, where he attended public school and worked on the family farm. He married Margaret J. “Buzzy” Carter on December 31, 1949. He was a lifetime member of Steamfitters Local 602. Richard attended and was also a charter member of Friendship Community Baptist Church. He was instrumental in the purchasing and building of the new church. In his leisure time, he enjoyed his family, fishing, oystering, hunting, and boating. He spent many hours making gill nets and trot lines for the locals. He enjoyed gardening and canning his produce as well.
Richard was preceded in death by his wife Margaret “Buzzy”, a son Richard L. “Ricky” and his sister Ethel L. Nutwell. He is survived by daughters Nina Wood Hardesty and husband Jerry of Bryantown, and Nelda Wood Miller and husband David of West River. Also surviving are his grandchildren Brian, Lester, Steven Hardesty, Jaime O’Dell, Jason Hardesty, and David Miller II, 12 great-grandchildren, and a brother Charles N. Wood, also from Deale.
Friday, January 9, 2015