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Roy Thomas “Bootsie” Wood Sr., a native and lifelong resident of York County, living in Dandy since 1972, died Friday, June 12, 2015, at the age of 80.
He was a graduate of Poquoson High School, class of 1953. He was a U.S. Army veteran and received commendations for being an expert rifleman and a sharp shooter. He was a former firefighter with York County Fire Department in the 1950s and was owner and operator of Wood Septic Tank for over 50 years.
Bootsie is survived by his wife, Katherine; his children, Eddie, Jimmy, Stevie, Anthony and Roy; grandchildren, Paul, Clayton, Kenneth, Jayne, Christy, Amy, Thomas, Katherine, Shana and Alexa; and numerous great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Pete; sisters, Audrey Fox and Peggy Spencer; a brother, Clyde Wood; and his parents, Sydney and Bessie Wood.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 16, 2015, at Amory Funeral Home, Grafton. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 17, 2015, at Lebanon Church of Christ with the Rev. Dennis Worsham officiating. Interment will follow at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Williamsburg.
Memorial may be made to the York County Fire and Life Safety, P.O. Box 532, Yorktown, VA 23692.
Please leave online condolences for the family in the comment section below. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home.
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