April 9, 1935 - July 3, 2021
Donal Ray Wood (Don) age 86 of Ozark, Arkansas died Saturday, July 3, 2021 in Ozark. Don honorably served four years in the United States Navy and was a veteran of the Korean War. During his service he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, The China Service Medal Extended, Good Conduct Medal and The United Nations Service Medal. He was accepted into the Ancient and Sacred Order of the Golden Dragon, crossing the equator twice while serving on the Great Ship, The USS Saint Paul CA73. During his service abroad ship as an enlisted officer, Don received a promotion in rank. This promotion was usually awarded to the college graduate officers, not to enlisted officers like Don. After his service in the Navy he worked in Sales and then as a Poultry and Cattle Farmer. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 405 and The American Legion Post 0063. Don was of the Baptist Faith. Donal Ray Wood was born April 9, 1935 in Mountain Top, Arkansas, North of Ozark, to Samuel Henry and Mattie Lou McMinn Wood. He is preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, RJ Wood, William Jack Wood and Samuel Ralph Wood; three sisters, Mildred Pauline Wood Morris, Ruth Wood Padget and Jennie Mitzpath Wood Schmidt; a son-in-law Jerry Hall; and a granddaughter, Jessica Dawn Montgomery. Don is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 64 years, Betty Ruth Cagle Wood of Ozark; two sons, Terry Don Wood and Deborah and Todd Michael Wood and Rosemary; a daughter Tammy Wood Hall; three grandsons, Terry Don Wood, Jr. (TJ), Brad Richard Wood and Kie Michael Wood all of Ozark; two step-grandchildren; LaTisha Hall Bartlett and Robert of Clarksville, Arkansas and Charles Edward Clinton Hall (Charley) of Ozark; ten great grandchildren; three sisters-in-law; Ruthie Wood and Phillis Minton of Ozark and Gladys Nadine Wood of Union City, California; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation will be held from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Monday, July 5, 2021 at Shaffer Funeral Home 2315 West Commercial Street in Ozark. Graveside Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 AM Tuesday July 6, 2021 at Cemetery Ridge Cemetery with Brother Carroll Squires officiating under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home of Ozark. Pallbearers will be Terry Don Wood Jr. (TJ), Brad Richard Wood, Robert Bartlett, Charley Hall, Randall Wood and Richard Wood. Honorary Pallbearers will be Kie Wood, David Briney, Henry Cagle, Kenny Cavanaugh, Chris Gilbreth. David Holtz, Tommy Miller, Ken Phillips, Charlie Walker and Dugan Walker.
Donal Ray Wood (Don) age 86 of Ozark, Arkansas died Saturday, July 3, 2021 in Ozark. Don honorably served four years in the United States Navy and was a veteran of the Korean War. During his service he was awarded the National Defense Service... View Obituary & Service Information
Obituary & Service
Donal Ray Wood (Don) age 86 of Ozark, Arkansas died Saturday,...View More
Flowers & Gifts
Send flowers to the Wood family.Send Flowers