Melvin Leroy Wood,
age 72 of Coldwater, MI, passed away on Monday, September 2, 2019.
He was born on June
22, 1947, in Valparaiso, IN, to Charles and Virginia (Williams) Wood.
Mel is survived by
his loving wife of 17 years, Marcia (Palmer) Wood of Coldwater, MI; four
sons, Melvin L. (Tracy) Wood Jr. of Valparaiso, IN, Bryan (AJ) Wood, of
Union City, MI, Matt Wood of Union City, Andy (Rocky) Hinckley of Battle
Creek, MI; Daughter, Kelly (Mark Smith) Wood of Westville, IN; four sisters,
Margie (Leroy) Carlson of Chesterton, IN, Mary Reich of Chesterton, Martha
(Pete) Suhocke of Missouri, Karen (Scott) Carter of Valparaiso; two
brothers, Larry (Stacy) Wood of Dover, FL, Michael (Venus Graves) Wood of
Michigan City, IN; eleven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three
nephews; one niece; his fur babies, Kirby, Charlie and Sophi; many extended
family members and friends.
He was preceded in
death by father, Charles L. Wood; mother, Virginia Wood Zumwalt; two
sisters, Beverly Miller, Dolly Moss; and one nephew.
Chesterton High School and grew up in Chesterton. He was a truck driver and
retired in 2013 after over 40 years of service. Mel enjoyed Westerns like 'Gunsmoke'
and was an avid Notre Dame and Toronto Maple Leafs fan. He enjoyed
woodworking and creating special things for his family including cornhole
boards and birdhouses.
for Mel will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 8, 2019, at Edmonds &
Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN 46304. Visitation will be
held from 2:00 p.m. until the time of services at 4:00 p.m. at the funeral
may be made to the family at www.ee-fh.com