George Mason Wood of Gillsville, GA passed away Thursday, April 30, 2020 at the age of 94 in
George was born March 4, 1926 in Gillsville, GA to Harbin Albert Wood and Florence Segars
Wood. He was the only brother in a family with seven sisters. After graduating from high school,
George volunteered to serve in the Navy during WWII and spent his time in service sailing
between New York and Rouen, France protecting shipments of supplies for the Allied Forces in
Europe. When the war concluded, he attended Berry College where he played for the baseball
team as a left-handed pitcher. George married his high school sweetheart, Lee Frankum, on
June 11, 1948. They raised two sons in Decatur, GA. George spent his working career as a
shipping manager for Genuine Parts in Atlanta. After retirement, George and Lee returned to his
family farm in Gillsville, where he was quite famous for his beautiful garden and vegetables.
They enjoyed hosting family gatherings at the farm, where there was always room at the table
for everyone who stopped by. Anyone lucky enough to spend the night enjoyed George’s biscuits,
eggs, bacon, and famous pancakes for breakfast. When he wasn’t busy farming he enjoyed
watching sports, especially the Atlanta Braves and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. George was
a devoted husband; loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and uncle; talented
farmer; excellent cook; and faithful member of Midway United Methodist Church in Gillsville.
He will be remembered for his kindness, calm, steady spirit, great love for his extended family
and friends, and tireless commitment to any task he undertook.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Lee Wood; his parents; and sisters Gertrell
Wood, Alma Martin, Mary Brownlow, Jimmie Cooper, and Margaret Kytle.
He is survived by his sons Christopher Wood (Joy) of Birmingham, AL and Timothy Wood
(Lesa) of Collierville, TN; granddaughters Kim Wood (Franklin) of Birmingham, AL, Kate
Oemke (Terry) of Marietta, GA, and Kristin Regenold (Matthew) of Franklin, TN; grandson
Christopher K Wood (Allison) of Knoxville, TN; great grandchildren Amelia Artzwood, Terry
Oemke, Savannah Regenold, Bennett Regenold, Silas George Regenold, Luke Regenold, Lyla
Wood, and Harbin Wood; sisters Molly Brown of Commerce and Milford House of Gillsville; and
many beloved nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
The family requests that NO flowers be sent, donations may be made in memory of George Wood to Midway United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 24, Gillsville, Georgia
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Little & Davenport Funeral Home and Crematory, 355 Dawsonville Highway, SW, Gainesville, Ga. 30501 is in charge of arrangements.
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