Larry Dale Wood was born Nov. 10, 1956, to Donald Gee and Bonnie Lou Wood in Raisin City, California. He departed this life Dec. 26, 2020, at the age of 64.
Larry spent all his younger years in California. He pastored the Free Holiness Church at Riverbank, California for over five years before moving to Oklahoma to accept the Pastorate of the Gypsy Holiness Church. He diligently did God’s work during the last 34 years. He loved people and enjoyed sharing the gospel with the entire creek county community..
On March 21, 1975, Janice Anderson and Larry Wood united in marriage. From this union were born three sons, Nathan, Adrian and Kevin. He served on the Sapulpa Holiness camp meeting board for many years as well enjoyed putting the cassette recordings of past camp meetings together for distribution; yard work was considered therapy and spending time with his family brought perspective to his calling. He was extremely proud of his holiness heritage, and his large family. He would want you to know he was the third of thirteen, and on Dec. 26 he was the third of 13 to make it to the “Wood” family reunion in heaven. Larry loved cars, from a hot wheel, to seeing our church young people’s first vehicles, or getting his picture taken beside a cool “hot rod” at a restaurant in town. He took his role as a servant of God very serious. His faith never took a day off. Life was never about him, it was about serving the Lord and serving others.
He is survived by his wife, Janice; three sons, Nathan Wood and wife Larissa, Adrian Wood and wife Jennifer, Kevin Wood and wife Rachel; 10 siblings, Donnie Wood, of Blanchard, Oklahoma, Louis Wood, of Caruthers, California, Jeanne Gonzales, of Atwater, California, Rick Wood, of Caruthers, California, Marilyn Wood, of Fresno, California, Jerry Wood, of Caruthers, California, Denver Wood, of Raisin City, California, Fred Wood, of Riverbank, California, Rebekah Stephens, of Palermo, California and Jonathan Wood, of Fresno, California; nine grandchildren, Alyssa, Sydney, Nicholas, Easton, Carson, Chasen, Hannah, Brynn and one on the way, Britain.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Ramona Cervantes and one brother, Raymond Wood.
Funeral services were held, Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020, at the Gypsy Holiness Church with interment following at the Oakdale cemetery in Depew, Oklahoma.
Condolences can be left at www.hutchinsmaplesfuneralhome.com.