Published: Saturday, February 18th, 2006
Carl Dan Wood Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Floyd Cemetery Carl Dan Wood, 92, died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2006, at his daughter’s home in Ropesville, Texas. He was born Dec. 16, 1913, in Shilo, Texas, to Moriah Belle and Dan Wood. His family moved to Klondike, Texas, when he was 4 years old and to Lubbock in 1928. They came to the Floyd community in 1935 when he was a junior in high school. Following high school, Carl went to California to “get rich in the gold mines.” He married Lucille Miller on Oct. 19, 1937, in Floyd. They moved to Levelland, Texas, where he worked at the fuel refinery. They returned to Floyd about 1946 to raise dairy and beef cattle and farmed at Tinsley Crossing. In about 1990, he moved to Chalk Hill. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Lucille, who died in 1968; three brothers, George Wood, Bryce Wood and Cullen Wood; two sisters, Eleanor Thorpe (Maudie) and Mary Will Wood, who died as a small child; and a son, Eddie Carl Wood (Tinker). Survivors include a son, Jerry Wood of Portales; a daughter, Sharon Peterson (and companion, Roy Pinkert) of Ropesville, Texas; six grandchildren, Kim Brady (Matt), Monty Lancaster (Terri), Kyla Gray (Clovis) and Lance Wood, all of Portales, Britt Lancaster (Theresa), of Fargo, Okla., and Connie Peterson (and fiancé, Dean Schumacher) of Zealand, N.D.; 12 great-grandchildren, Rustin Lancaster, Clay and Jake Brady, Tristan and Bree Lancaster, Heather Bartley, Kelsi and Trice Gray, Trent Wood and Tyler Wood, all of Portales, and Ty Peterson and Tanner Hayes of Fargo, Okla.; two brothers, Morris Wood and Earl (Red) Wood both of Portales; a daughter-in-law, Elinda Wood of Floyd; a former daughter-in-law, Lynette Wood of Portales; a sister-in-law, Bettye Miller of Portales; and numerous nieces and nephews. Scott P. Reeves will officiate Lunch will be served following the service at the Floyd Senior Citizen’s Building. Pallbearers will be Matt Brady, Monty Lancaster, Lance Wood, Britt Lancaster, Clovis Gray and Dean Schumacher. Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales. Jimmy V. Gay Services: Will be held at a later date. Jimmy V. Gay, 75, died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2006, at Farwell Convalescent Center. He was born to Reba Leona Raburn and Bonnie Britt Gay on July 27, 1930, in Bovina, Texas. He attended graduated from Clovis High School in 1948. He went to work for Empy Gressett at the age of 10. He was a wielder in the Clovis area for 65 years. He drove a truck for H.A. Marr Grocery in late 1940s and early 1950s. He entered the Navy on Aug. 30, 1951, and served aboard the USS Bradford. He was employed by Southwestern Public Service and New Mexico American Water, and he retired after almost 42 years of service. He also owned and operated the Jimmy V. Gay Paint Co. He designed and built the gates to the choir loft at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church and the sign on the Steed-Todd Funeral Home. He was a member of Parkland Baptist Church for more than 30 years. Family members said he loved horse racing, dancing and reading his Bible. He was preceded in death by his parents and a multitude of friends. He is survived by a son, Jimmy R. Gay (and wife, Teresa) of Portales; two granddaughters, Nicole and Jessica, Gay both of Portales; two sisters, Dianne Brown (Smitty) of Shreveport, La., and LaJeanne Rushing (Edward) of Ruston, La., and a multitude of friends. Cremation has taken place. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Parkinson's Foundation. Arrangements are by Steed-Todd Funeral Home.
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