William Vernal Wood died March 7 at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital. He was 71.
Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, March 14, at Grace Lutheran Church. Graveside services will follow at Greenwood Memorial Gardens. Pastor Murray Elrod will officiate. Burial will take place at Greenwood Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Wood was born June 19, 1936, in Crockett to Vernal Wood and Virginia (Rushton) Wood. He attended El Cerrito High School and Contra Costa Junior College and trade courses.
He served in the U.S. Navy on the USS Paint Cruise and in the U.S. Marine Corps reserves. He married Carol Nord on Sept. 9, 1957, in Carson City, Nev.
Mr. Wood worked in the electrical industry for 45 years and 15 years as an electrical contractor in Concord. He was a member and elder of Grace Lutheran Church and enjoyed fishing, cooking, reading, gardening, music, traveling and enjoying friends and family.
Mr. Wood is survived by his wife, Carol Wood, of Penn Valley; son, Blaine Wood, of Walnut Creek; daughters and sons-in-law Dawn and Vern Erickson, of Cameron Park, and Wendy and Dale Tetzloff; grandsons Eric and Kevin Chamberlain and Travis Anderson; granddaughter, Kelsey Tetzloff, of San Ramon; brothers and sisters-in-law Steve and Linda Wood, of Berkeley, and Mel and Margie Hatch, of Taylorsville, Utah; brother, Joel Hatch, of Columbus, Ohio; sisters and brothers-in-law Rebecca and Kirk Burner, of Chico, and Jan and Redge Hawkley, of Paradise; sisters Melanie Hylton, of Golota, and Lisa Wood, of Boise, Idaho; stepmother and stepfather, Jacque and Wayne Jeffers, of West Valley, Utah, and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Vernal and Virginia Wood; half-brother, Gary Wood; and nephew, Easton Burner.
Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Lutheran Church or the Sierra Nevada Hospital Foundation, Stroke Certification, P.O. Box 1810, Grass Valley, Ca. 95945.
Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary in Nevada City.
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