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 William Cameron “Wood” McCue

William Cameron “Wood” McCue

Greenbrier County, West Virginia, USA
Death 23 Apr 2012 (aged 79)
Virginia, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 93651914 · View Source
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William Cameron "Wood" McCue died on Monday, April 23, 2012, at his home in Maxwelton, West Virginia.

Wood was born on February 25, 1933, in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, a son of the late Frank Cyrus and Janet Arbuckle McCue. He grew up on Hillhurst Farm in Maxwelton, West Virginia, with his parents, two brothers, five aunts and one uncle.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Dr. Davis A. McCue III.

Wood attended Greenbrier County public schools and graduated from Greenbrier Military School. He earned a bachelor's degree in Physical Education and Athletic Training from West Virginia University and a degree in Physical Therapy from the Medical College of Virginia. Wood earned Master's Degrees in Public Health from the University of Michigan, and in City Planning from the University of Cincinnati.

Wood married Shirley Rocha in 1957. They recently celebrated 55 happy years together.

Wood served as Associate Executive Director of the Chattanooga Health and Welfare Planning Council of Chattanooga, Tennessee, and later as Executive Director of the Public Health Federation in Cincinnati. From 1968 until 1978, he was Executive Director of the Comprehensive Health Planning Council of South Florida, formed a management consulting firm in Washington, D.C., and under contract with the United States Public Health Service, wrote "The History of Health Planning in America". He represented the United States at an International World Health Organization conference on health planning in Copenhagen, Denmark.

In 1980, Wood and Shirley came home to Greenbrier County. They settled into the home place in Maxwelton. There, with Tom Moore, they formed Moore-McCue and Associates, a private practice offering comprehensive physical therapy services. Wood became an enthusiastic and dedicated community volunteer. For 26 years, he volunteered as an athletic trainer to Greenbrier East High School and Greenbrier Eastern Middle School. The training room at Greenbrier East, which he developed, now bears his name. He was also inducted into the Greenbrier East High School Sports Hall of Fame, Inaugural class of 2002.

He was an active member of the Lewisburg Rotary Club and the Lewisburg Elks Lodge and Country Club. Wood led the campaign to raise funds to build a new country club after the old one was destroyed by fire. He was named Elk of the Year several times. Wood was active in the Presbyterian Church in every city he lived in. He served as a ruling Elder at Clifton Presbyterian Church in Maxwelton.

In recognition of their service to church and community, Wood and Shirley received Shepherd's Center Greenbrier Valley's Community Service Award in 2011. Wood was inducted into the West Virginia University's College of Physical Activity and Sports Science Hall of Fame in 2011. He was named most effective community health planner in America by the American Public Health Association and the American Health Planning Association.

Wood is survived by his beloved wife, Shirley; his brother, Dr. Frank C. McCue III and his wife, Nancy; a sister-in-law, Barbara Lynn McCue; three nieces, Janet Kimberly McCue, Krista McCue Moshier and her husband, Mark, and Marylyle McCue Reiter and her husband, Jordan; and two nephews, Gregory Davis McCue and his wife, Whitney, and Frank Joseph McCue. He is also survived by two great-nieces, Emily and Alice Arbuckle Craig; four great-nephews, Scott McCue and his wife, Candice, Wesley and Davis Moshier, Nissim Reiter; and one great-great-nephew, Davis William McCue.

Published in the Daily Progress on April 27, 2012

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