Hoyle Wood, 71, of Mayflower, formerly of Ashley County, passed away peacefully on September 15, 2018.
He was born July 4, 1947 in Monticello and was a resident of Fountain Hill and Hamburg for many years.
Mr. Wood was a 1965 graduate of Fountain Hill High School, where he was co-captain of the Wildcats basketball team. He was a veteran of the United States Army and worked as a fleet manager for Larco, Inc. in Little Rock. He was devoted to Larco for many years and enjoyed building the Little Rock division from the ground up.
Over the course of his life, Mr. Wood owned and operated many businesses in Hamburg including Jiffy-Lube, Tastee-Freeze, Texaco and Exxon service stations. He enjoyed horseback riding, water skiing and loved watching the PBR. Most importantly, he loved spending time with his kids and grandkids.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Virginia Starling Pierce, and his father, Durelle Wood.
He is survived by his children, Shelly Savage and husband, Carlton, of Mayflower and Steven Wood and wife, Jayme, of Vilonia; sisters, Kay Etue and husband, Keith, of Star City and Charlotte Tadlock of Boise, Idaho; grandchildren, Ashley Zeigler and husband, Justin, Nikolas Wood and fiancée, Courtney, Brendon Savage, Bryce Savage, Zach Hall, Corbin Hall and Parker Hall and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Visitation will be held on Monday, September 17 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home in Hamburg.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, September 18, at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with Bro. Boyd Savage and Billy Edwards officiating. Burial will be in the Flat Creek Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Johnny Pierce, Travis Wallace, Jeff Myers, Ricky Meeks, James Tinnin and Jason Phillips. Honorary pallbearers are Truck Drivers for Larco, Inc.