Abilene Reporter News, Abilene, Texas, July 12, 1950

Sam B. Wood of Winters Dies at 77

Winters, July 11 (RNS) - Sam B. Wood, 77, retired farmer and landowner, died at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the Winters Municipal Hospital, where he had been for the last five days.

He had been in ill health since being hurt in an accident at his home near here 19 months ago. Since that time, Mr. Wood had been in and out of the hospital for treatment numerous times.

Funeral services have been planned for 5 p.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church here with the pastor, the Rev. L.L. Trott, officiating. Burial will be held in the Fairview Cemetery, directed by Spill Funeral Home.

S.B. Wood was born in Lavaca County, Feb. 21, 1873, and as a boy moved to Hays County with his parents. While there, he was married to the former Amada Ella White, in January 1894. The couple moved to Winters in 1904, where Mr. Wood was engaged in various businesses and was active in civic affairs during a period of 30 years.

He took part in early residential developments in Winters before moving to his farm, seven miles west of here, in 1933. He had been actively engaged in farming until his accident. Mr. and Mrs. Wood celebrated their golden wedding anniversary five years ago.

He formerly held membership with the Oddfellow Lodge here.

Surviving are the widow; one son, Sam P. Wood of near Winters; two daughters, Mrs. J.C. Briggs of Winters, and Mrs. Celeste Phelps of San Angelo; two brothers, J.W. and E.L. Word, both of Dripping Springs, Tex.; three sisters, Mrs. Fannie Hall of Halletsville, Mrs. Lynnie Gregory of Long Beach, Calif. and Mrs. Mantie Garrett of Hamlin.

The body will lie in state at the church before the services.