|Birth: ||Oct. 11, 1927|
|Death: ||Jan. 11, 2009|
Reverend John Wood, a resident of Pendleton, Oregon died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009 at Willowbrook Terrace in Pendleton, following a long illness. He was 81 years old.
John was born on Oct. 11, 1927 in North Andover to John and Jean (Sandison) Wood. He was raised in North Andover, and graduated from Johnson High School.
John joined the U.S. Army when he was 18 years old, and served his country in the United States and Japan during World War II.
He attended Union College in Barbourville, Ky., and later Boston University School of Theology.
John married Dorothy E. Herold on June 3, 1951 in Lawrence.
He led a congregation in the Barbourville, Ky. circuit from 1947 to 1950.
He came to Oregon in 1953.
John then led a congregations in; Garden Home, Ore. from1953-1961, Myrtle Point, Ore. from 1961-1965, Corvallis, Ore. from 1965-1970, South Douglas Parish in Myrtle Creek, Canyonville, Days Creek, Ore. from 1970-1978, Kimberly/Murtaugh, Idaho from 1978-1987, and finally in Pendleton, Ore. fron 1987-1993, when he retired. He had spent 25 years total as a pastor in Western Oregon, nine years in Idaho, and six years in Pendleton.
John spent 40 years in ministry in Oregon and Idaho, and a total of 61 years in ministry, including his years as a student pastor in Kentucky.
He loved his work, he truly enjoyed working with people, John was very dedicated.
John is survived by his wife Dorothy Wood, at the home in Pendleton, his sons David Wood of Twin Falls, Idaho, and Alfred Wood of Belmont, Calif., and daughter Heather Wood of Dallas. He was preceded in death by his parents, son Keith Wood and a sister Margaret Wood.
ARRANGEMENTS: A memorial service will be held on Friday, Jan. 23, 2009 at 2 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Pendleton. Contributions in memory of Reverend Wood may be made to: the American Diabetes Association, American Cancer Society, or the First United Methodist Church in Pendleton, and may be sent in care of Burns Mortuary of Pendleton, P.O. Box 489, Pendleton, OR 97801. Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements.
Keith D. Wood (1953 - 1985)*
Created by: In Loving Memory
Record added: Aug 21, 2012
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