Don Wood, Jr., age 77 of Grand Rapids, passed away peacefully from complications of COVID. He was preceded in death by his parents, Florine and Don Wood, Sr.; son, Don Wood III and former wife, Priscilla Wood. Don is survived by his daughter, Theresa Wood; sister, Irene (Rick) Wilcox; 2 grandsons and several nieces and nephews. He attended Ferris State College. Don started up the Don Wood Trio and was an accomplished pianist. He was a good friend to everyone he met. Funeral services will be 10:00 AM, Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at the O’Brien-Eggebeen-Gerst Chapel, 3980 Cascade Rd. SE, Pastor Steve Armfield of Second Congregational Church, officiating. COVID protocols of wearing masks and social distancing will be enforced. Interment Pine Tree Cemetery, Corunna, MI. Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of West Michigan, 3077 Wilson NW, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49534.
It was a great honor and privilege to be one of Don’s caregivers for many years. He always had a smile, loved to go to family dinners with Rick and Irene and then tell us about all of the food he ate. His face always lit up when they came to visit or take him out. I will always remember him as a gentle and kind man.
I also had the privilege of being a caregiver over the years. He loved cars and motorcycles. I enjoyed looking at books and talking about the makes and models of vehicles. He always smiled and loved his time out of the facility with family. He will be missed