2009-02-28 / Obituaries

George M. "Mac" Wood

A funeral service for George M. "Mac" Wood, 79, of Buckeye Lake, was held February 23, 2009, at First Community Church, 4381 Walnut Road, Buckeye Lake with Pastor Dave Moody officiating. A family graveside service was held February 24, 2009, at Poplar Fork Cemetery in Gratiot with military honors provided by the Licking County Veterans' Alliance.

Mac died Friday, February 20, 2009, at Chapel Grove Inn in Heath. He was born February 8, 1930 in Chillicothe to the late Robert H. and Laura B. (Kottenbrook) Wood.

Owner and operator of George M. Wood Builders, Mac was a 1948 graduate of Hebron High School and served his country in the United States Marine Corp.

Mac's greatest loves in life were his family and Buckeye Lake. As a young man, he traveled with carnivals and worked at the Buckeye Lake Amusement Park. He was an avid boater and a lifetime member of the Buckeye Lake Yacht Club. He served on the Licking County Metropolitan Housing Board and was also a member of the Buckeye Lake Civic Association, Chamber of Commerce, Youth Association, and was instrumental in organizing and building the Greater Buckeye Lake Historical Society Museum.

Surviving are his daughter and son-in-law, Dianne and Tim Ryan of Granville; granddaughter and her husband, Andrea and Chris Davis of Chicago, IL; and sister-in-law, Rosemary Wood of Buckeye Lake.

In addition to his parents, Mac was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Virginia Joan, who died December 19, 2000; brother, Gene Wood; and sister, Jocelyn Tingley.

Arrangements are in the care of McPEEK HOEKSTRA FUNERAL HOME in Granville. Online condolences may be expressed by visiting: www. mcpeekhoekstra.com

Memorial contributions may be made to the Greater Buckeye Lake Historical Society Museum, P.O. Box 1, Buckeye Lake, Ohio 43008.

In addition, the family of Mac Wood would like to express their sincere gratitude for the wonderful care provided by the staff at the Chapel Grove Inn, HomeInstead, and Hospice of Central Ohio.

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