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Roland “Jake” Wood
Roland “Jake” WoodRC AirplaneRoland “Jake” Wood, 85, of Richwood, died Wednesday evening December 30, 2020 at the Memorial Hospital in Marysville.

He was born December 17, 1935 in Richwood to the late Vernon and Hazel (Jerew) Wood, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis Ann (Beeney), they were married May 16, 1986 and she died September 10, 2019, he was also predeceased by his first wife, Wilma Jean Bartels; a son, Richard Wood and a brother Donald Wood.

Jake was a Drafting Engineer, working for ITT in Raleigh, North Carolina. He had previously worked at the Marion Power Shovel and finally ended his working career with Union County as a Juvenile Corrections Officer.

Jake was a member of the Christ the Rock Church, near Richwood. He loved the idea of flying; he built model airplanes and had his pilot’s license. He was very skilled with the ability to build or make whatever he needed.

It could also be said that Jake enjoyed the art of a good conversation, he loved to explain how things (everything and anything) worked... in triplicate.

Surviving is his daughter: Meredith K. Totman of Oregon, stepson, Paul (Roberta) Caudill of Richwood
Grandchildren: Caine (Jacki) Dixon, Jesse Caudill, Sheila Kent, Jeffrey (Leitha) Kent, Jacob Wood and Kathryn (Mike) Jonas
Great grandchildren: Daniel Dixon, Keegan Caudill, Jalyn Kent, Brayden Kent, Silas Wood, Trinity Wood, Raven Ridgeway and Wyatt Jonas

Graveside services will be held Monday January 4, 2021 at 12:30 pm at the Prospect Cemetery, Pastor Dale Baker will officiate. There will be private family calling.

The Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home is assisting the family

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#1 from: Pam Jerew Simpson
Thu, Dec 31, 2020 at 5:19 PM

I’m sorry for your loss sending prayers to the whole family Jake will be most

#2 from: Bruce and Becky Beery
Thu, Dec 31, 2020 at 7:18 PM

Our deepest sympathy to all. He and Phyllis were great neighbors and will be missed but they were always together and now once again. Ashley thought for years that santa and his wife lived down the road during the summer and she had to behave ! Will cherish those memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

#3 from: Doris and Richard Griffith
Thu, Dec 31, 2020 at 9:32 PM

We are sorry for your loss of Roland. We got to see him a lot last year when we played euchre at the Civic Center. Jake's dad was my first cousin.  Vernons mother and my mother were sisters.  Roland. was a smart fellow. I remember his dissecting a frog in our biology class. I about fainted!

#4 from: Sheila Kent
Galion, Oh
Fri, Jan 1, 2021 at 8:49 AM

You were the happiest person I've ever met. I will miss all your stories. And you will always be my Santa. I love you so much, Grandpa!  

#5 from: Mr. & Mrs. Ron Bartels
Fri, Jan 1, 2021 at 11:05 AM

We can't begin to say how sorry we are.  We both loved him very much.  I remember Ron telling me when we first met about how Uncle Jake liked to explain things.  Lol, I found out first hand.  He explained whatever it was I asked about, but he forgot to "dummy it down" so I ended up still not knowing anything.  We're going to miss him and his sense of humor.  He was a wonderful man.

#6 from: meredith totman
medford, oregon
Fri, Jan 1, 2021 at 1:22 PM

My Daddy..I will always miss hearing your calm reassuring voice...One of the strongest men I've ever known. This picture is how I will always remember you. I'm not sure I've ever met anyone who loved life and people the way you did....Young at heart in the truest sense of the word. <3

#7 from: Judy Hall Baker
Fri, Jan 1, 2021 at 8:31 PM

So sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

#8 from: Rona penix
Fri, Jan 1, 2021 at 9:34 PM

Sorry for the loss of Jake his family done horses with mine for years my prayers and thoughts are with you.  God bless you!

#9 from: Tim and Sharon Wood
Lake Oswego, Oregon
Sat, Jan 2, 2021 at 6:38 PM

Our heartfelt condolences for Roland's passing.  I know he is at rest now.  The last several years have been difficult, I'm sure.  Roland was my only uncle - I am so happy that my family had the opportunity to meet him and spend a little time with him and Phyllis during our short visits to Richwood. There aren't many of Wood's around Richwood any more.  Rest in peace.

#10 from: johna nibert
Sat, Jan 2, 2021 at 7:42 PM

So sorry to hear of Jake's death. Graduated with  him. Family has my sympathy
                  Johna Nibert

#11 from: Frank and Dee Baker
Cape Canaveral Fl
Sun, Jan 3, 2021 at 3:22 PM

Jean and Jake were members of our Van club.   Space Coast Vans.  Jake wired our club trailer with speakers and the best light show .We were blessed to met Jean and Phyllis.  When Jake moved to NC he and Phyllis opened their home to us.  There we met Paul and had a great weekend touring the city and playing cards.  They made us feel so welcomed.  They came to visit us anytime they came to FL.  We were sadden to hear of Jake’s passing. Although we will miss our long conversations we have our Jake stories and they bring a smile to our faces. Thinking of the family as they go through this difficult time.  Prayers and love to  the family.  

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