Harry K. Wood, III

February 7, 1943 - November 7, 2018
Harry K. Wood, III

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Harry K. Wood III, 75, passed away on Wednesday, November 7, 2018. He was born to Milagros V. and Harry K. Wood, Jr. in Knoxville, TN, and was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Mary Wood Galloway.

Harry was an Eagle Scout with Troop 5 at St. John’s Episcopal in Knoxville, TN, and graduated in 1961 from Catholic High School. He received his degree in Sociology with a Zoology minor from the University of Tennessee in 1966, and was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity. Harry was an avid Tennessee Volunteer football fan- he bled orange until the day he died. Harry served as a First Lieutenant in the US Army, and was an authorized dealer of Snap-On Tools for 32 years.

Harry was a sportsman enthusiast and loved the outdoors, especially fishing. He loved old cars and had a passion for Corvettes. He was dearly loved and respected by all who knew him.

Harry was a very kind man, a wonderful father, and loving husband. He had a tenacious spirit and a good sense of humor. He will be greatly missed by all.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 42 years, Susan Cooper Wood; two daughters, Michelle Wood and Lisa Calvert; granddaughter, Amelia “Mia” Calvert; and many friends.

A funeral service will be held at 2 PM Monday, November 12th at St. John’s Cathedral in Knoxville, TN with Father John Ross officiating. A reception will follow the service at the church. Burial will be private at Berry Highland Memorial Cemetery prior to the service. A reception will also be held at St. James Episcopal Church in Hendersonville, NC on Friday, November 16 at 2pm in the Parish Hall.

The family would like to thank the staff of Sunnybrook Assisted Living for their kindness at the end of Harry’s life. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the PSP Foundation, 1206 York Rd. Ste L4, Lutherville, MD 21093, or Boy Scout Troop #5 at St. John’s Cathedral, 413 Cumberland Ave., Knoxville, TN 37902.

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  • November 11, 2018
    Jim E Hall says:
    Harry was my Sigma Chi brother, a fellow member of Troop #5, an Episcopalian who I knew as a kind and sweet person. My prayers are with the family and those whose lives Harry touched and knew the pleasure of his company!

  • November 25, 2018
    J.B. Jett says:
    Susan, IT was with stunned disbelief that I learned of Harry's passing. We spent many hours together fishing, camping, hunting arrowheads, and roaming the mountains. Words fail me. Please know that you and the family are in my prayers. God bless you and the girls.

  • November 25, 2018
    John Croes says:
    Susan and family: Harry was a high school classmate and a friend. I always thought he was one of the finest men I knew. We live in Clinton and I looked for him several times with his business but never had the pleasure of catching up with him other than the 45th class reunion. Know that he was a true gentleman.

  • November 13, 2018
    Heather Staton says:
    Susan - I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. I've thought of you often since you left the Times-News. Praying for you and the girls during this difficult time. Heather Staton

  • November 13, 2018
    Mary Nelle (Hicks) & Alvin Connelly says:
    Harry was a classmate from KCHS and St. Mary’s School. He was such a kind and thoughtful person. He will be missed. Our condolences to Susan and his family.