William D. Wood Sr.


William D. Wood Sr.

leaves eight children

William D. "Woody" Wood Sr., 72, of Spring Hill, Fla., formerly of Warwick, passed away January 30, 2012. He was the beloved husband of the late Henrietta "Tootsie" (Brown) Wood.

He was the son of the late Wilfred and Elizabeth Wood.

He is survived by his loving eight children and their spouses, Sharon Lima (Wayne), Colleen Fogell (Ray), Susan Wiggins and Dennis Wood (Elyssa), all of Rhode Island, and Denise Chamberland (Gary), Laurie Cole (Gary), Judyth Pirolli (Steve) and William Wood Jr. (Janet), all of Florida. Woody was affectionately known as "papa" to 15 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He also leaves his sister, Beverly Smith of Rhode Island and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Woody was best known for his love of family, animals, great sense of humor and practical jokes. He enjoyed playing cards, stock car racing and bowling. He will be forever in our hearts; to know him was to love him.

A memorial will be held March 4 at the Warwick Firefighters Hall, 750 Warwick Ave., from 1-4 p.m.