Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

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John W. Wood

Born: 06/05/1920 Died: 07/10/2011 Maiden Name: n/a Honorific: n/a

John W. Wood, 91, passed away on July 10, 2011. John was born June 5, 1920, to Willie Mae and Thomas L. Wood in Woodtown. He was very proud of his Choctaw heritage. He graduated from Paris Junior College, attended Southern Methodist University, and served in the U.S. Air Force. John devoted his entire professional life to the paint business. He and his wife, Shirley, were co-founders and owners of Walnut Hill Paint Company in Dallas. He enjoyed travelling with the Garland Sams Travel Club, playing cards and games with friends, being an extra on the TV series “Dallas,” and visiting with his many friends and family. John was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Shirley Wood; and brother, Jerry H. Wood. He is survived by daughters, Marsha Godfrey with husband Eddie, and Lauren Charlton with husband Don; grandson, Patrick Godfrey; great-granddaughter Madison Godfrey; and caretaker, Lolita Mora.