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Leland Wood

Leland-Wood-Pic-1Leland Wood, age 87 of Cove, Arkansas died, Sunday, March 27, 2016 in Mena.  He was born on July 30, 1928 to Clarence William and Lena May Query Wood in Bourbon County, Kansas.

Leland served his country proudly in the United States Army during World War II. He was a hard worker who took pride and enjoyment in his work. He was employed as the Systems Maintenance Supervisor with AT&T for over 29 years. He enjoyed woodworking, gardening and growing fruit trees. Leland’s family were most important to him; especially all his grandchildren. He was a Christian who believed in helping people who were in need by giving generously to several different charities and causes. He was a member of The Gathering of Christ in Cove.  Leland was a loving father, brother, grandfather, uncle and friend and will be missed by all who knew him.

Leland is survived by, two sons, Michael Wood of Mena and Paul Wood and wife Allie of Cove; one daughter, Teresa Love of Cove; three brothers, Walter H. Wood of Amarillo, Texas, Kenneth Wood of Fort Scott, Kansas and C. Bryrne Wood of Ellsworth, Kansas; one sister, Loreta Jent of Bloomington, Illinois; seven grandchildren, Debra Buschman of Mena, Amye Robards of Mesquite, Texas, Lauren Hernandez of Memphis, Tennessee, Alexis Hensley of Mena, Emily Bailey of Rockwall, Texas, Michael Wood II of Yokohama, Japan and Brandon Bailey of Wickes; three great grandchildren, Colton Hunter of Mesquite, Texas, Paul Buschman III of Mena and Sarai Hernandez of Memphis, Tennessee; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by, his parents; his wife, Wanda Wood and one great granddaughter, Hazel Robards.

Funeral services with military honors will be Saturday, April 2, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Steve Squires officiating. Mr. Wood will be sent for cremation after the funeral service. Visitation will be Friday, April 1, 2015 from 6-8 P.M. at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mena.

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