Eulice Clyde Wood was born on Aug. 24, 1931 in Lindale, Texas and passed away Monday, Dec. 2, 2019 at the age of 88.
He has resided in DeQuincy since 1956. He worked for Penrod Drilling Company for 37 1/2 years retiring at the age of 55. He also worked for Hixson-Snider Funeral Home for 11 years. In his younger days Clyde loved to listen to live music, playing his guitar and fishing.
He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Virginia Wood; one son, Michael Clyde Wood and wife, Terri; two daughters, Pamela Wood McLean and husband, BeBe and Janis Wood Rideaux and husband, Thaddeus, along with 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by one sister, Ruth Evelyn Ashcraft and husband, Bobby; and one brother, J. C. Wood and wife, Doris, all of Lindale, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Mercerd Wood; and one grandson, Matthew Logan Rideaux.
The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5 at Riley Smith and Sons Funeral Home in DeQuincy and Friday, Dec. 6 from 12 noon until 2 p.m. at Bible Baptist Church, 311 Second Street, DeQuincy with the funeral service to begin at 2 p.m. Pastor Eric Aultman will officiate the services. Interment will follow at Perkins Cemetery in DeQuincy.
The family would like to thank Heart of Hospice and Harbor Hospice for their excellent care.
Arrangements are being handled by Riley Smith & Sons Funeral Home, 1810 W. Fourth St., DeQuincy.