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Celebrating the life of
Charles Henderson Wood
Passed away on February 17, 2017
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Memorial Service
  • 11:00am - Saturday, March 04, 2017
  • Church of the Cross
  • 13500 Freshman Lane (Map)
    Fort Myers, Florida 33912

Truly a joy to have grown up with your Dad as one of our neighbors. Always so very kind hearted and smiling. He also devoted alot of his time and talents when we were adults building a float back at my parents house for our children. He would come down almost every day to saw or cut or paint something - nice to get to know him all over again.

Ginny Simpson Dickinson, Fort Myers, FL

Dear Susan and Kathy, I am so very sorry to hear about your Father’s passing. I was fortunate enough to work with Chuck and Ann at COTC for so many years. Chuck was a wonderful man who could always be counted on to ‘fix’ whatever needed fixed, figure out how to make or improve upon an existing need, or just to be around with his engaging smile and a friendly tease when needed. He was so devoted to your Mother and cared so lovingly for her in her need. They were a true example of devoted love and loyalty. How I wish that I had known he was here with you in Savannah, as I am just up the road in Summerville, S.C., and would have surely made the drive down to spend a moment or two with a dear friend. I was fortunate enough to have my Mother here with us for her last months, and I count that time spent as a blessing and a gift; I know that you do as well. Chuck was a wonderful man and will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. I will truly miss his stories! Blessings and comfort to you and the family, Cynthia

Cynthia Minor, Summerville, SC

What a blessing to have had Mr. Wood with you for such a long time. Mr. Wood, who like myself, loved teaching developmentally disabled children. God , through His word, The Bible, gives us the hope of "everlasting life." How wonderful it would be to share an eternity with our dead loved ones. The resurrection promise makes that possible. (Revelation 21:3 & 4; John 5:28 & 29) Please visit www.jw.org and find consoling answers to questions like, "Can the dead really live again?"; "Why do we grow old and die?"; and more.

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What a blessing to have had Mr. Wood with you for such a long time. Mr. Wood, who like myself, loved teaching developmentally disabled children. God , through His word, The Bible, gives us the hope of "everlasting life." How wonderful it would be to share an eternity with our dead loved ones. The resurrection promise makes that possible. (Revelation 21:3 & 4; John 5:28 & 29) Please visit www.jw.org and find consoling answers to questions like, "Can the dead really live again?"; "Why do we grow old and die?"; and more.

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What a blessing to have had Mr. Wood with you for such a long time. Mr. Wood, who like myself, loved teaching developmentally disabled children. God , through His word, The Bible, gives us the hope of "everlasting life." How wonderful it would be to share an eternity with our dead loved ones. The resurrection promise makes that possible. (Revelation 21:3 & 4; John 5:28 & 29) Please visit www.jw.org and find consoling answers to questions like, "Can the dead really live again?"; "Why do we grow old and die?"; and more.

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You have our deepest sympathy. May the God of Love and Peace be with you and your family. May it console you to know that others care and think of you. We ask God to bless you with courage to bear the sorrow that fills your heart. John 5:28,29

Trotty Family, Snellville, GA

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and we are so sorry for your loss. Your Dad was a wonderful man and he will be greatly missed.

Barbara and Tim Lewis, Fort Myers, FL

CHARLES HENDERSON WOOD

 

Charles “Chuck” Henderson Wood, age 89, of Fort Myers, FL passed away February 17, 2017 at the home of his daughter in Savannah, GA. Born in Cleveland, OH, a son of the late Wilfred R. Wood, Margaret Chapman, and Rachel Rowley (step-mom). He moved to Fort Myers in 1955.

Chuck was a U.S. Navy veteran who served during World War II and the Korean War.

He enjoyed boating and golfing. He was creative, and constantly abreast of the latest in technology. Always willing to extend a hand or his heart, but most importantly Chuck unfailingly extended his cheerful smile to everyone. His heart for service was seemingly boundless and surely endures in Heaven. Through his years he volunteered at churches, schools, AAU and Edison Pageant of Light events. As a swim coach he even taught developmentally disabled children to swim. He was a devoted and beloved friend, neighbor, husband, brother, father, Pop-Pop, and Great Pop-Pop. Habitually he was helping with his grandchildren’s activities and assisting his wife with school projects, and for the last 8 years, was a steadfast volunteer at Page Rehabilitation and Healthcare. It was there that his sweetheart and wife for over six decades, spent her last years.

Chuck is survived by his brother Dick Wood (wife-Pam), two daughters, Susan Gresham (Travis) and Kathy Fritz (Rob). His own wife, Ann, daughter Marilyn, and grandchildren Kevin Stringfellow and Brian Stringfellow preceded him in death. His living grandchildren are: Alex Gresham, and Erin Gresham, Doug Fritz, Kim Fritz Tanner (David) and his one great-grandchild, Everett Tanner.

A memorial service will be held at: Church of the Cross, 13500 Freshman Lane, Fort Myers, FL 33912 on Saturday, March 4th, 11:00 am.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Church of the Cross or Page Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, 2310 North Airport Rd., Fort Myers, FL 33907.

Friends may sign our online guestbook at www.foxandweeks.com

 

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Truly a joy to have grown up with your Dad as one of our neighbors. Always so very kind hearted and smiling. He also devoted alot of his time and talents when we were adults building a float back at my parents house for our children. He would come down almost every day to saw or cut or paint something - nice to get to know him all over again.

Ginny Simpson Dickinson, Fort Myers, FL

Dear Susan and Kathy, I am so very sorry to hear about your Father’s passing. I was fortunate enough to work with Chuck and Ann at COTC for so many years. Chuck was a wonderful man who could always be counted on to ‘fix’ whatever needed fixed, figure out how to make or improve upon an existing need, or just to be around with his engaging smile and a friendly tease when needed. He was so devoted to your Mother and cared so lovingly for her in her need. They were a true example of devoted love and loyalty. How I wish that I had known he was here with you in Savannah, as I am just up the road in Summerville, S.C., and would have surely made the drive down to spend a moment or two with a dear friend. I was fortunate enough to have my Mother here with us for her last months, and I count that time spent as a blessing and a gift; I know that you do as well. Chuck was a wonderful man and will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. I will truly miss his stories! Blessings and comfort to you and the family, Cynthia

Cynthia Minor, Summerville, SC

What a blessing to have had Mr. Wood with you for such a long time. Mr. Wood, who like myself, loved teaching developmentally disabled children. God , through His word, The Bible, gives us the hope of "everlasting life." How wonderful it would be to share an eternity with our dead loved ones. The resurrection promise makes that possible. (Revelation 21:3 & 4; John 5:28 & 29) Please visit www.jw.org and find consoling answers to questions like, "Can the dead really live again?"; "Why do we grow old and die?"; and more.

, ,

What a blessing to have had Mr. Wood with you for such a long time. Mr. Wood, who like myself, loved teaching developmentally disabled children. God , through His word, The Bible, gives us the hope of "everlasting life." How wonderful it would be to share an eternity with our dead loved ones. The resurrection promise makes that possible. (Revelation 21:3 & 4; John 5:28 & 29) Please visit www.jw.org and find consoling answers to questions like, "Can the dead really live again?"; "Why do we grow old and die?"; and more.

, ,

What a blessing to have had Mr. Wood with you for such a long time. Mr. Wood, who like myself, loved teaching developmentally disabled children. God , through His word, The Bible, gives us the hope of "everlasting life." How wonderful it would be to share an eternity with our dead loved ones. The resurrection promise makes that possible. (Revelation 21:3 & 4; John 5:28 & 29) Please visit www.jw.org and find consoling answers to questions like, "Can the dead really live again?"; "Why do we grow old and die?"; and more.

, ,

You have our deepest sympathy. May the God of Love and Peace be with you and your family. May it console you to know that others care and think of you. We ask God to bless you with courage to bear the sorrow that fills your heart. John 5:28,29

Trotty Family, Snellville, GA

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and we are so sorry for your loss. Your Dad was a wonderful man and he will be greatly missed.

Barbara and Tim Lewis, Fort Myers, FL

Candle tribute lit by Barbara and Tim Lewis — Florida

Candle tribute lit by Barbara and Tim Lewis — Florida

Candle tribute lit by Mickey,Veronica, daughters and grandchildren — Florida


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