Mr. Royce M. Wood, Sr., age 76, of Rome, passed away Friday, December 9, 2016, in a local healthcare facility.
Mr. Wood was born in Cherokee County, AL on June 10, 1940, son of the late Merrill and Katherine Armstrong Wood. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Louvinie Wood, and by a brother, Bud Wood. Prior to his retirement, he was employed with Anniston Metal Recycling here in Rome following a number of years of employment with G. & M. S. S. Trucking Company. Mr. Wood was a veteran of the United States Army and was a member of Bible Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, the former Charlotte Potts, to whom he was married on October 10, 1964; a daughter, Lindsey Wood, Rome; 4 sons, Royce Wood, Jr., and his wife, Teresa, John Wood, and his wife, Kellie, Lawrence Wood, and his wife, Crystal, and Donald Wood, all of Rome; 3 sisters, Sue Morris, Rome, Mary Weatherby, Lindale, and Kathy Harvey, Macon; 3 brothers, John Wood, Rome, Arthur Wood, Cave Spring, and Carlton Wood, Rome; 8 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 17, 2016, at 1pm at Way of the Cross Church. The Rev. Donald Lindsey will officiate.
The family will receive friends at Way of the Cross on Saturday from 12noon until the service hour.
Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, makes this announcement for the family.