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William J. 'RED' Wood Jr.

February 20, 1923 — November 30, 2015

William “RED” J. Wood Jr., 92, of Sullivan’s Island, SC died on Monday, November 30, 2015. William was born on Tuesday, February 20, 1923 in Charleston, SC to the late Mrs. Dora Wood and the late Mr. William J. Wood Sr. Red was a member of Stella Maris Roman Catholic Church, and he served his country as a US Navy Seabee in the South Pacific. He received a Congressional Record and The Order of the Silver Crescent for his community service as a five term Council Member, a Boy Scout Leader, a founder of the Sullivan’s Island Volunteer Fire Department, The Island Club, and Little League Coach. Red was compassionate about serving his community and church. He had a positive impact on everyone he met and made them smile. His family remembers him as a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and “The Sullivan’s Island Legend.” He is survived by six children; Son, William J. Wood, Jr. (Elizabeth E. Wood) of Sullivan’s Island, SC; Daughter, Mary Wood Gabay (Robert S. Gabay) of Mt. Pleasant, SC; Daughter, Joan Wood Dyer, of Mt. Pleasant, SC; Daughter, Lynn Wood Detyens (George Avinger Detyens) of Sullivan’s Island, SC; Son, John Mansfield Wood (Nancy Breton Wood) of Hollywood, SC; Daughter, Emma Wood Shuman (Harold Smith Shuman) of Mt. Pleasant, SC; Thirteen Grandchildren, Caroline Spruill Wood, Robert Scott Gabay Jr., Julie Marie Gabay, Gregory Paul Dyer, Monica Dyer Nilsen, Megan Marie Dyer, Katrina Detyens Watson, Catherine Lynn Detyens, George Avinger Detyens, Jr., John William Wood, Helen Adeline Shuman, Stella McGuire Shuman, Harold Smith Shuman, Jr.; Twelve Great Grandchildren; Jeffrey John Flood, Olivia Rose Gabay, Ella Natalie Gabay, Grace Monica Gabay, Silas Robert Crapps, Adeline Scott Crapps, Rylan Wood Dyer, Reese Ellen Dyer, Hannah McGuire Nilsen, Maclelyn Josephine Nilsen, Marie Lynn Watson, Clare McGuire Watson; Sister, Mary Wood Meynardie, of Summerville, SC; two loving nieces, Diane Scoffield and Margie Cabel; and many loving family and friends. He was predeceased by his parents and his loving wife of 62 years, Monica McGuire Wood, of Sullivan’s Island, SC. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at McAlister-Smith Funeral Home, 1520 Rifle Range Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464. Rosary will be recited at 6:00 PM. A Rite of Christian Burial will be held at Stella Maris Roman Catholic Church, 1204 Middle St., Sullivan’s Island, SC 29482, on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at 10:00 AM with Msgr. Lawrence B McInerny officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Lawrence Cemetery. In lieu of flowers Memorial donations may be made in his honor to Sullivan’s Island Volunteer Fire Department, 2050 Middle St, Sullivan's Island, SC 29482. Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted online at www.McAlister-Smith.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to McALISTER-SMITH FUNERAL HOME, MT PLEASANT CHAPEL, 1520 RIFLE RANGE ROAD, MT PLEASANT, SC (843) 884-3833.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015
The Rosary will be recited at 6:00 PM.
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