Delbert "D.M." Wood Funeral services for Delbert Monroe ("D.M.") Wood, 91 of Jonesville, La will be held at Utility Baptist Church in Jonesville on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 10 a.m. with Bro. Mike Russell and Bro. James Foster officiating. Internment will follow at Locust Grove Cemetery, Jonesville, La, under the direction of Young Funeral Home - Jonesville. Delbert Monroe Wood was born on Friday, August 21, 1925 in Belmont, Ms, and passed away peacefully at his home in Jonesville, La, on Saturday, February 11, 2017. D.M. began farming at the early age of 14 in Arkansas. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy during WWII. He then returned to Truman, Arkansas and married Mary Magdalene ("Mag") Russell in 1949. D.M. and Mag had two sons, Charles and Gary. Mr. Wood bought farmland in the Jonesville area in 1964, and he and his family moved to Catahoula Parish shortly thereafter. D.M. and his sons established Wood Farms and have been farming in Catahoula and Concordia Parish ever since. Mr. Wood loved and served the Lord faithfully and was a dedicated member and Deacon of Utility Baptist Church for almost 50 years. Mr. D.M. loved his family and instilled in his children and grandchildren the importance of prayer, hard work, honesty, and integrity. He truly embodied the words of 2 Timothy 4:7: "I have fought a good fight. I have finished the race, I have kept the faith." He is preceded in death by his father and mother, George Authur and Mary Thorne Wood; four brothers: Willie, Pat, Buford and Gerald Wood; four sisters: Hazel Heavner, Ovella Seacrese, Alice Fry and DeEtta Hutchins; and an infant grandson. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Mary Magdalene ("Mag") Russell Wood. His sons, Charles Delbert Wood and his wife Nan of Jonesville, La, and Gary Wayne Wood and his wife Pam of Natchez, Ms; three grandsons: Charles Scott Wood, of Orlando, FL, Jeremy Wayne Wood and his wife Christie of Jonesville, La and Russell Wayne Wood and his wife Meghan of Natchez, Ms; two granddaughters: Alicia Kay Wood of Baton Rouge, La and Erin Elizabeth Wood Brown and her husband Brent of Jonesville, La; five great-grandsons: Tyler Brenton Brown, Jeremy Maxwell Wood, Honorè Monroe Wood, Chase Robert Brown and Carter Mason Wood; and five great-granddaughters: Maggie Grace Brown, Mary Kaitlyn Wood, Lyla Jolie Wood, Sophie Elise Wood and Lucy Geneviève Wood; and a special caregiver, Esther Ward. Pallbearers will be Scott Wood, Jeremy Wood, Russ Wood, Kenneth Wood, Brent Brown and Tyler Brown. Honorary Pallbearers will be the Deacons of Utility Baptist Church. The family will receive friends at Utility Baptist Church from 6:30 - 9:00 PM, Monday, February 13, 2017.
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