Allen Franklin Wood, 76, passed away Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Wood was born July 5, 1945 in Duplin County, NC to the late Coy C. Wood and Edna Whaley Wood.
A graveside service will be held 11:00 am, Saturday, October 30, 2021 at Devotional Gardens in Warsaw, NC.
Allen was honest to a fault, he was a great caregiver and babysitter. He was a loving and proud grandfather to his two grandchildren, who were absolutely his world. He took great pride in the success of his two sons. Allen worked for Duplin County, where the majority of his career was spent at the bus garage, retiring from the county after a 30 year career. He was a dedicated member of Kenansvillle Fire Department and took great pride in his service to the community. He remained devoted to the department even after his retirement with forty years of service.
Allen is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Faye Hall Wood of the home; sons, Allen Franlkin "Frankie" Wood and wife, Christal of Kenansville and David Kevin Wood and special friend, Elizabeth Lethola of Minneapolis, Minnesota; two grandchildren, Zachary Lane Wood and Ethan Caleb Wood; brother, Coy Chipman Wood and wife, Judy of Beulaville; sister, Lennetta Kay Knowles and husband, Donald of Wilmington.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Wood was preceded in death by sister, Patricia Zirgis.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 8th Avenue, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10001.