October 26, 1943 - September 10, 2021
Rev. Rickey Edward Wood, age 77 of Portage, IN passed away on Friday, September 10, 2021. He was born on October 26, 1943 in Birmingham, AL to Eulis and Doris (Hamer) Wood. Rickey is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Barbara (Kemper) Wood of Portage; daughter, Tabatha (Jimmy Jr.) Hastings of Lake Station; son, James (Mark Sander) Wood of Milwaukee, WI; two grandsons, Jimmy Hastings III, Jordan Hastings; sister in law, Patricia (John) Swallow of Chandler, IN; sister, Janecca McGaha of Birmingham, AL; brother, Clifford Wood of Anderson, IN; and many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Eddie Wood and Freddie Wood; and sister, Diane Holiday. Rickey was a United States Army Veteran. He served the Lord as Pastor in the Church of God of Prophecy in local congregations in Ohio and Illinois. Rickey continued to serve the local congregations in Hobart and Hammond faithfully as an associate minister. Rickey retired from US Steel as a Crane Operator and following his retirement years he loved to golf, watching his grandkids play sports, and spending time in fellowship with family and friends. Funeral Ceremony will be held on Thursday, September 16, 2021 at 11:00 am at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home Portage Chapel, 6941 Central Ave., Portage, IN 46368 with Dr. Michael D. White officiating. Burial will follow at Heritage Cemetery, Portage, IN. Visitation will be held of Wednesday, September 15, 2021 from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Rickey's honor may be made to his family.
Rev. Rickey Edward Wood, age 77 of Portage, IN passed away on Friday, September 10, 2021. He was born on October 26, 1943 in Birmingham, AL to Eulis and Doris (Hamer) Wood. Rickey is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Barbara (Kemper)... View Obituary & Service Information
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