Larry Gene Wood, Jr., age 45 of Phenix City, AL passed away Monday, March 20, 2023 while at his home in Phenix City.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am EST on Tuesday, March 28, 2023 at Vance Brooks Funeral Home in Phenix City with Rev. Lynn McManious officiating. Interment will follow at Lakeview Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends Monday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 pm EST at the funeral home in Phenix City.
Larry was born October 23, 1977 in Columbus, GA and is the son of Larry Wood, Sr. and Loretta Deane McCall Wood of Phenix City, AL. He was a third-grade schoolteacher at Mt. Olive Elementary School in Russell County. He took great love and joy everyday helping educate children in several school systems including Phenix City Intermediate Schools, Loachapoka, and Smiths Station. He had also worked many years beside his father at Rusco Plumbing. He enjoyed engaging in all sorts of sports including participating coaching soccer, refereeing, and supporting young athletes wherever he could make a difference, Larry was a huge Florida Gators fan, and was a Baptist by faith.
In addition to his parents, Larry and Loretta Wood, he is survived by his two precious daughters, Dakota Wood and Brianna Wood, both of Phenix City, AL, his sister, Sharon Northington of Phenix City, AL, nieces and nephews, Scottie Richardson, Jessica Northington, and Kali Northington, a great niece, Raelynn, and a great nephew, Nash, and one very special aunt, Vicki Riley, uncle’s, John Robert Wood, and Bruce Wood, numerous other extended loving family members, and many caring friends