Rev. Huey Edward Wood, retired clergy

10/16/2007

Rev. Huey Edward Wood, retired clergy

BOONEVILLE — The Rev. Huey Edward Wood, 85, a retired pastor, died Oct. 13, 2007. 

Funeral services were held Oct. 15 at Booneville First United Methodist Church.

Rev. Wood was born Dec. 4, 1921, near New Albany to the late Walter Edward Wood and Margaret Kathrine “Kittie” Cox. During World War II he served as an infantryman in North Africa, reaching the rank of master sergeant. He took part in the invasion of Morocco, guarded President Roosevelt when the president met with Winston Churchill in Casablanca, and was wounded during the battle for Tunis. He received a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart.

He entered the ministry of the United Methodist Church in 1959. He served churches in Prentiss County, Belmont, Corinth, Southaven, Olive Branch and, for 16 years after retirement, Robinsonville. He was also the author of two books: Preacher Tell Me a Story and Preacher Tell Me Another Story, and he was a regular contributor to the Mississippi United Methodist Advocate.

He was preceded in death by seven sisters, Clara Wingo, Mary Lou Wood, Lucille Speck, Alline Brassfield, Ruby Rodgers, Eunice McAlister, and Margaret Montgomery Porch; one brother, Leslie Wood.

Survivors include: wife of 62 years, Virginia Ruth Mayhew Wood; sons Hugh Michael Wood and of Booneville and Donald Mayhew Wood of Olive Branch; brothers, Hulet David Wood and James Stanley Wood; and eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren;.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that you make a donation to the church or to the charity of your choice.