William “Bill” Joseph Wood, Jr. age 73, of Carthage passed away Monday, January 18, 2021.

A native of Moore County he was proceded in death by his father, William Joseph Wood, Sr. , his mother, Bonnie Mae Brewer Wood, his wife, Wanda Sue McKenzie Wood and a son, William Joseph Wood, III.

Bill’s first love was God, his second was his family. He spent many days enjoying time with his grandchildren. Bill also loved being outdoors, working in the pine forest and tending to his yard. He is survived by his children, Diana Sue Miller (Shane Miller), Emily Tostado (Brian Tostado) and grandchildren, Samuel Joseph Shepard, Shaylee Sue Miller and Sophia Marie Tostado. He is also survived by brothers, Frank Wood, David Wood, Roger Wood and Curtis Wood; sisters, Janet Baker, Sue Freeman, Mary Rogers and Martha Wood, along with numerous nieces and nephews.

There will be a walk through public viewing from 2:00-5:00 pm on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at Fry & Prickett Funeral Home in Carthage. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 2:00 pm at Red Branch Baptist Church in Carthage.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Red Branch Baptist Church, 1748 Old River Road, Carthage, NC 28327, where Bill was a longtime member.

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Fry & Prickett Funeral Home is serving the Wood family.



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  1. To all of Bill’s family,
    We were so sad to here of his passing. He was a kind and gentle man. Praying God will comfort your hearts. Cherish the memories.
    Sincere sympathy,
    Eddie and Vetres Livengood and Veder Hurley

  2. To all the family of Bill wood, you have our sincere condolences. We have known Bill for many years and have attended Red Branch church where he was a member. We recall that he almost always got the Sunday school pin for perfect attendance. He was a true Christian man. He always had something nice to say. He will be missed. Arles and Bradie Taylor Carthage NC

  3. So very sorry to hear of Billy’s passing. Praying for comfort and peace for all his family. Cherish the memories and take comfort in knowing he is now resting in Jesus’s arms. Love to you all.
    Sincere Sympathy
    John and Ann Eldridge

  4. Our condolences to all of Bill’s family. You are in our thoughts and prayers…
    The Kelly Family : Dixie, Carol, and Walter

  5. We are so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. The entire family is in our prayers. You have our sympathy. Ralph and Judy Bauguess

  6. I’m so sorry for your loss. Praying the God of all comfort helps you at this difficult time. (Psalms 83:18 & 2 Corinthians 1:3,4). Jesus told us to pray for God’s Kingdom because the Bible promises it will do away with death. (Revelation 21:4,5 & Daniel 2:44).

  7. Our condolences to the family. Bill was a great man and will be missed by everyone. Heaven gained an Angel. Fly High Angel. We all love you and will see you again one day.

  8. Linda and I were sorry to hear of Brother Bill’s passing. We are praying for all you. I would like to be at funeral tomorrow but a had my first Chemo today. I am sure he is with the Lord now.

  9. Our sincere condolences and deepest sympathy to all of sweet Bill’s family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  10. I am so sorry for the loss you are all experiencing. I am thankful for the big heart Mr. Wood had and it shows in the family he created, which you can see in the faces in the video. Thank God his heart lives on in the hearts he left behind.

  11. Diana and family,
    My heart grieves with you. Your dad loved you very much and was so proud of your accomplishments. Bill was a humble fellow and he loved Jesus. We all will miss him, but we rejoice in the fact that he served our Lord and Savior, in order to gain eternal peace and joy. May God comfort you and your family through this time of sorrow.
    With sympathy,
    Marie Bryant

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