Friday, November 13, 2009

Les's Obituary

Leslie Martin “Les” Wood, 53, of Beckville will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, November 12, 2009 at Hawthorn Funeral Home Chapel. Mr. Ricky Simmons and Mr. Trevor Wells will officiate. Burial will follow in County Line Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Hawthorn Funeral Home. Mr. Wood died, Sunday, November 8, 2009 at his home in Beckville.

Mr. Leslie Martin “Les” Wood was born January 12, 1956 in Leavenworth Kansas. He was the fifth of seven children born to the marriage of Vernon Meyer and Audrey Maxwell Wood. Les was raised and schooled in Indiana graduating from Norwell High School with the class of 1974 and later attending University of New Mexico. He married Donna Kay Britton May 15, 1979 and together they celebrated 31 years of marriage. Mr. Wood spent his career working in the oil and gas industry. He is preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his loving wife, Donna Wood, of Beckville; daughters, Stacy Britton Pierce and husband Danny, of Carthage and Nicole Britton Kelley, of DeBerry; brothers, Vernon Wood, of CA, Robert Wood of, Albuquerque, NM, William David Wood and wife Kathy, of Virginia, and Gary Wood, of Bluffton, IN; sisters, Venita Wood and husband Jim Davis, of Delaware and Connie Miller and husband Jerry, of Bluffton, IN; five grandchildren, Deven, Ashton, Dawton, Ethan, and Martin; numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

Serving as pallbearers will be Rex Dodd, Tom Partain, David Stubblefield, Dale Mullins, Garnet McClure, and David Blackwell.

The body will lie in state at 6 p.m., Wednesday, November 11, 2009 and the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday night at Hawthorn Funeral Home.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

My Memorial to Les

I am sad. Very sad.
My brother Les is gone.
I have lost my treasure.

But no, only his body is gone.
Now his spirit is my treasure.

Les holds a part of my heart that is his alone.
I will share with him my heartaches and joys.
I will share with him the wonders of the physical plane,
and he will share with me the wonders of the vastness.
Les and I will hold each other close.

Les will live forever because his will is forever.
Les will live forever because his friends and family will always hold him close in their hearts.
Hearts that beat continue spirits that live on.

Dearest Donna, Stacey, and Niki,
and all the endless others who also love Les,
your hearts cry.
Your hearts are ravaged.
Your hearts feel things that you never could imagine.
Yet, your hearts will endure.
That's what true love encourages.
That's what hearts do.

I will always have my treasure.
And you, also, will always have Les.

A link to Les's Guestbook on It will only be there for a month.

Monday, November 09, 2009

Les is Gone

I lost my brother on Sunday morning, November 8, 2009. He died in his sleep and without pain.