WOOD Wilford Traver
of Holly, went to heaven March 16, 2015 at 84 years of age. Woody was born to the predeceased Earl and Olive Wood on February 23, 1931 in Columbiaville, Michigan. Woody is survived by his soul mate and love of his life, for 36 years, Barbara; father of the late Patricia Hayes, the late William Wood, Tina (Dennis) Vallad, Robert Wood and Sheila (Mike) Helms; grandfather of Daniel (Misty), Denise (Kevin), Paul, Jr., Tonya, Carissa (Jeremy), Roxanne (Connor), Derek and Thomas; brother of Marge Cornwell and the late Stan Wood; great grandfather of 11; also survived by many more family and friends. Woody served in the U.S Army, Korea where he earned several medals and badges including the Bronze Star Medal with V for Valor in combat. Woody retired from Fleet Carrier where he worked as a tractor trailer operator. He was an avid golfer and long time member of Goodrich Country Club. He loved long country drives, motorcycling, and working outdoors. Woody was an honest and dear friend to many; He will be sorely missed by all that loved him.
Committal Service with military honors:
Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.
Great National Cemetery, Holly
4200 Belford Road, Holly, MI
Please follow signs for Funeral Procession and arrive 15 minutes prior to service time. Cemetery personnel will lead the procession to Committal Shelter.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your charity of choice.
My wife Donna and I are very sorry to hear of Woody's passing. We knew him and Barbara from our time at Meadowbrook Park in Lakeland ,FL. He was a good friend and a fierce competitor on the golf course. We played many enjoyable rounds together and I have missed the little verbal bouts we used to have. God Bless Barbara and all his family. Rest in peace, old friend!