Rev.  Robert Wood

Rev. Robert Wood

Rev. Robert Leonard Wood, 83, of Hamburg, died February 16, 2014 at the Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff.

He was a veteran of the United States Army and a Southern Baptist Minister for 63 years.

Rev. Wood pastored at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Cabot, Haw Creek Baptist Church in Waldron, Bethlehem Baptist Church in Whelen Springs, First Baptist Church in Jones, Oklahoma, Corinth Baptist Church in Hamburg, Lapile Baptist Church in Strong, Martinville Baptist Church in Hamburg, Green Hill Baptist Church in Wilmar and Fellowship Baptist Church in Snyder.

He was preceded in death by two infant children, William Gay Wood and Lois Ann Wood and his parents, Guy and Mary Sharp Wood.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, June McCollum Wood of Hamburg; very special friends, Robert Paul Schee and wife, Nikki, of Whelen Springs; a brother, Bill Wood and wife, Glenda, of Hamburg; five sisters, Lois Vest and husband, Lloyd, of Monticello; Mary Vest of Houston, Texas, Frances Tate of Mountain Home; Ella Worrell of Houston, Texas and Guylene Smith of Hamilton, Ohio and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held February 18 at 2 p.m. at Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home in Hamburg with Rev. Mike Chain officiating.  Burial will be in the Eden Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. February 17 at the funeral home.

Pallbearers are Byron Pharr, Buddy Tanksley, Chris Wilson, David Nelms, Jon Paul Kelley and Thomas Martin.

Memorials may be made to Gideon’s International, PO Box 83, Crossett, AR 71635 or Arkansas Baptist Children’s Home, PO Box 427, Monticello, AR 71657, or Eden Cemetery Association, 747 Hwy. 8 West, Hamburg, AR  71646.