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Henry Surry Wood, 77, Recently moved from Heber Springs, Arkansas to Independence, MO, passed away July 22, 2011. Military graveside services will be held August 1, 2011, 10:00 AM at Oakland Fraternal Cemeteries, 2101 Barber Ave., Little Rock, AR 72206.
Henry was born March 13, 1934. Henry was a retired Deputy Jailer at Pulaski County Detention Center in Little Rock, AR. He was a US Naval Veteran, serving 7/21/53 to 7/15/55 aboard USS K.D. Bailey (DD-713), with Honorable Discharge and recipient of Navy Occupation Medal, and National Defense Service Medal. Henry was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, Post 1000 of Independence, MO; American Legion, Post 64 of Heber Springs, AR, previously serving as Asst. Sergeant of Arms; Fraternal Order of Police, Pulaski County, AR; and a Member of the Protestant Church.
Henry was preceded in death by his parents Bernard and Georgia Wood of Little Rock, AR; uncle Surry and aunt Eline Wood of Norfolk, VA; and brother George Wood of Dallas, TX.
Survivors include: daughter, Ann Michelle Wood; niece Sharon and Dennis Hirning of Independence, MO; nephew David and Jennifer Wood also of Independence, MO; cousins Tim and Barbara Lange of Dallas, TX; Georgiana and Leland Gunn; Lange and Richard Cheek all of Little Rock, AR.
Henry enjoyed spending time with friends, reading suspense novels, and watching old time movies. Participated in numerous Muscular Dystrophy Telethon Fundraisers.
Gifts or contributions should be made to American Legion Post 64 of Heber Springs, MO. (arrangements by: Heartland Cremation & Burial Society, 816-313-1677)