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Jack Wood

Jackie V. "Jack" Wood, 81, died July 26, 2011, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury. 

Born in Neosho, Miss., he was the son of the late Walter Meek Wood and Frankie McCleary Wood. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Beatrice "Bea" Wood in 1998. 

He is survived by his wife of 10 years, Hilda "Kelly" Downs Wood; and sons, Bruce Wood and his wife, Cindy, of Newark, Md., and Kenneth Wood of Snow Hill; stepsons, Matt Powell and his wife, Norma, of Liberty, Texas, and Mark Powell of Libertytown, Md. He leaves two granddaughters, Kristen Wood and Andrea Fletcher; two stepgrandsons, Trevor and Ryan; four great-grandchildren, Peyton, Kiersten, Taylor and Alyssa Fletcher; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is also survived by a brother, the Rev. Walter "Dow" Wood and his wife, Mary, of Eden; and a sister, Barbara Jameson and her husband, Jack, of Calhoun, Ark.; sister-in-law, Shirley Wood of Yokum, Texas; and a brother-in-law, Russell Bradford and his wife, Sally, of Ocean City. He was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph "Joe" Wood, in 2004.

Jack was the owner and operator of Ocean City Texaco for more than 28 years. He was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church, a lifetime member of the Ocean City Fire Department and Eastern Shore Region Antique Automobile Club of America. A Korean conflict Army veteran, he was a member of Sinepuxtant American Legion Post 166 for more than 50 years. Jack was also an avid fisherman.