US Navy

Thomas Allen Wood

November 18, 1940 ~ October 27, 2020 (age 79)


Thomas Allen Wood, age 79, of Calabash, NC passed away on Tuesday, the twenty seventh of October 2020 in the Lower Cape Fear Hospice LifeCare Center, Bolivia, NC following a brief illness.

Thomas, “Woody” was born in Warren, PA on the eighteenth of November 1940 to the late Albert and Evelyn Smith Wood. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Jacquelin Sherwood and Judith Joy. Woody was a proud US Navy veteran and a member of the American Legion Post # 503, Calabash, NC. He loved the water and was an avid boater. Woody loved the outdoors, enjoyed bicycling, camping, being in the woods, traveling and working on his garden. Woody also highly enjoyed spending time on his computer and following various you-tube channels. Woody enjoyed life, loved to laugh and had a wonderful personality; back in the day he loved going out to listen to music and dancing the night away.

Surviving are his life partner, Diane Paresso of Calabash; a loving daughter, Marsha L Wood (Stacy) of Enola, PA; two step-sons, Jonathan Paresso (Cara) of Manchester, NH, Patrick Paresso of Beulaville, NC; two step-daughters, Robin Gulino of Provo, UT, Marcelle Wood of Harrisburg, PA; three grandchildren, Max, Lily and Violet Paresso; three nephews and one niece.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

The family requests with gratitude that donations be made in his name to the Lower Cape Fear LifeCare Center, 955 Mercy Lane, Bolivia, NC 28422, or to Endurance Ministries, 1811 NC Hwy 41-111, Beulaville, NC 28518.

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Lower Cape Fear Hospice, Brunswick House
955 Mercy Lane, Bolivia NC 28422

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1811 NC Hwy 41-111, Beulaville NC 28518

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