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Robert Wood

Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Union City Cumberland Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Drew Hayes officiating. Burial will follow in East View Cemetery.
The family will receive friends 5-8 p.m. Friday at White-Ranson Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Trey Wood, Jeff Hay, Dustin Scott, Dr. Peter Lund, Garrett Hay and John Warner. Honorary pallbearers will be elders of Union City Cumberland Presbyterain Church, members of the 51 Couples Sunday School Class of the church, members of Union City Kiwanis Club and Hardee’s Coffee Club, Keith Fisher, Bim Barker and Leonard Todd.
The family requests that memorials be made to Union City Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
He was born Dec. 25, 1918, in Union City, son of the later H.S. and Velma (Fisher) Wood, and he spent most of his life in Union City. He was a graduate of Union City High School.
He married the former Ann Elizabeth “Betty” Burdick June 6, 1952. She passed away Oct. 9, 2003.
He served in the U.S. Navy in World War II and was aboard a sub chaser from 1942-45 in the Pacific. At the time of his discharge, he was a Chief Petty Officer.
Prior to the time of serving his country, he had been manager of the former McElroy 5&10. After the war, he became affiliated with the Sam Shainberg Co. and managed the Pine Bluff, Ark., store before returning to Union City, where he served as manager of the former Black & White Store, later to be known as the former Shainberg’s, for 33 years before retiring in 1983. While manager of Shainberg’s, he hired and trained many managers and executives for the company.
He had also managed Reelfoot Shopping Center since its development and was involved in many other civic and professional undertakings in Union City. These are detailed in today’s Page One story about Mr. Wood.
A longtime member of Union City Cumberland Presbyterian Church, he had been an elder and trustee and had been a Sunday school teacher for 40 years. He was also a member of Royal Arch Masons, Knights Templar and Goodwill Shrine Club, all in Union City, and of Al Chymia Temple of Memphis. He had been a Boy Scout and was active in Boy Scouts of America for 37 years and was Named Pride of Obion County in 2004.
He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Robin and Pat Wood of Union City; three grandchildren and their spouses, Courtney and Dr. Peter Lund of Chattanooga and Shelly and Jeff Hay and Trey Wood, all of Union City; five great-grandchildren, Dustin Scott, Garrett Hay and Cohen Wood, all of Union City, and Petra Lund and Callista Lund, both of Chattanooga; two nephews; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was also preceded in death by his sister, Catherine Kinard.
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