Cecil Wesley Wood

Arizona Daily Sun, Flagstaff, Arizona, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2000, pg. A2

Cecil Wesley Wood, 82, a resident of Flagstaff and Scottsdale, died Thursday, Nov. 9, 2000.

Mr. Wood, a retired businessman, was born on Aug. 16, 1918, in Winters, Texas. He was a former trustee of Grand Canyon University in Phoenix and Golden Gate Seminary in San Francisco. He was a lifelong member of the advisory council at the Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. He was also an Arizona rancher and an avid outdoorsman.

He is survived by his wife, Fern Wood; daughter Kristi Lawrence of Flagstaff; sons Alvin Wood of Washington and Mike Wood of Colorado; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Visitation is from 4 to 6 p.m. today, Nov. 12 at Green Acres in Phoenix. Services will be 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, at the First Southern Baptist Church, 3100 W. Camelback Road in Phoenix.

Contributions may be made to Big Horn Baptist Church, P.O. Box 7455, Fort Smith, Montana, 59035.

Arizona Republic, Sun., Nov. 12, 2000, pg. 7B

Cecil W. Wood, of Scottsdale, died November 9, 2000 in Flagstaff, Arizona. Cecil was born August 16, 1918 in Winters, Texas. He moved to Phoenix, AZ in 1939 and lived in Phoenix and Scottsdale until his death. He had a long career in the sheet-metal business. He worked for Goetti Brothers Sheet-Metal company from 1939 until 1946. In 1946, he bought half of the business and was vice-president until he and his partner sold the business in 1969, at that time he retired. During the time of their ownership, the company became the largest business of its kind in the world. He was an outdoorsman, hunter & fisherman. He was a member of the Cowboy Hall of Fame. At one time he owned and operated at the Four Winds Ranch in southern Arizona. Cecil was a long time member of First Southern Baptist Church of Phoenix, serving his Lord in many ways. He was active in the Men's Ministry and Sunday School, past Chairman of Deacons, President of Brotherhood and served on the building committee and Pastor Search Committee. He was a past trustee of Grand Canyon University in Phoenix and a past trustee of Golden State Seminary in San Francisco, California. At the time of his death, he was a life member of the Advisory Council of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary of Ft. Worth, Texas.

He is survived by his wife, Fern, of Scottsdale; sons, Alvin Wood of Brinnon, Washington, Mike Wood of Denver, Colorado; daughter, Kristi Lawrence of Flagstaff; granddaughters, La Nell Richard, Lisa Baker, Anne Shoffstall; grandsons, John Wood and Ryan Lawrence; great-grandsons, Chad Richard and Jason Richard and a host of friends.

Visitation will be from 4 pm to 6 pm on Sunday, November 12th at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, 401 N. Hayden Rd. in Scottsdale. Memorial service will be at First Southern Baptist Church, 3100 W. Camelback Rd., in Phoenix at 2 pm on Monday, November 13th. Memorials may be made to Big Horn Baptist Church, P.O. Box 7455, Ft. Smith, Montana 59035.

Further Notes:
Grandson of Henry Clay White and Jennie White

Obituary contributed by Lilly Engleman, Waco, TX