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JOSEPH “JOE” EARL WOOD
ROCKY MOUNT, NC - JOSEPH “JOE” EARL WOOD, 75, passed away Saturday, April 28, 2007, surrounded by family. He was born in Franklin County, January 26, 1932, to the late General Lee and Lola Shearin Wood. Joe was a retired cabinetmaker of 30 years for Caro-Craft Furniture Company (a division of Coastal Lumber Company) and a U.S. Navy veteran serving during the Korean Conflict. He was a charter member of Englewood Baptist Church and was a loving, caring, and devoted father to his daughter, Angela.

His wife of 49 years, Catherine Breedlove Wood, sister, Dorothy Wood, and brothers, Howard Elmo and John Calvin Wood, preceded him in death.

He leaves to cherish his memory his daughter, Angela Catherine Wood, of the home; a sister, Daphene Radford, and husband, Dal, of Venice, FL; sisters-in-law, Terry Wood, of Venice, FL and Mildred Wood, of Port Charlotte, FL; sisters and brothers-in-law, Donald and Faye Cole, of Henderson, NC, Nelson and Violet Shearon, of Louisburg, NC, and Richard Breedlove, of Louisburg, NC; a special double-first cousin, William Howard “Sam” Wood and wife, Betty, of Louisburg, NC, and several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of his life was held Tuesday, May 1, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. at Wheeler and Woodlief Funeral Home, 1130 N. Winstead Ave., Rocky Mount, NC, with interment following at Rocky Mount Memorial Park.

The family received friends Monday evening from 7-8:30 at the funeral home and other times at the residence.

Arrangements by Wheeler and Woodlief Funeral Home.

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