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In Memoriam


Johnnie Lanier "Pooky" Wood
Johnnie Lanier "Pooky" Wood
Class of 1948

Chesapeake - Johnnie Lanier "Pooky" Wood, 83, went to be with his Lord, Saturday, December 28, 2013. He was born in Portsmouth to the late John and Helen Wood. He was a U.S. Navy Korean War Veteran and retired after 43 years from Civil Service. He loved to hunt and fish and he coached Cradock Little League baseball for twenty years. He was a member of Portsmouth Moose Lodge and VFW. He is predeceased by his first wife, Mary Frances Wood and a brother, Danny R. Wood.

He is survived by his wife, Lilly Faye Wood; two sons, John L. Wood and wife Cindy and Kelly J. Wood and wife Lorie; a brother, Robert T. Wood; three grandchildren, Jenna Grant, Daniel Wood and Jordan Wood; Faye's children, Kenneth Burnham and wife Samantha, Willie L. Burnham and wife Tracey and J.B. Burnham and wife Trish; and eight step-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held 3 P.M. Tuesday, December 31, at Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel by the Rev. Frank Jennings. Burial with military honors will follow in Olive Branch Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday from 7 8:30 P.M. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation.

Published in The Virginian Pilot on Dec. 30, 2013