Daniel Lewis Wood, 78, of Monongah, passed away Monday (July 24, 2017) at his residence.
Danny was born Oct. 16, 1938, the son of the late Newton Samuel Wood and Lelia Lieving Morris.
At 13 years old, Danny's first job was a mule skinner at Peoria Mines. His notable jobs include: delivery driver for Garvin's Dairy, owner of Lewis's Construction Co., mine foreman at Loveridge Mine and Pittsburgh Coal Works, Harrison County Board of Education/Gore Career Center general mining teacher, mayor of Monongah, and the owner/operator of The Prime Time Lounge and The Hunting & Fishing Stop.
Danny compassionately donated his body to the West Virginia Human Gift Registry to become a source of life to others.
Danny is survived by his children, Denise Roncone and her husband Michael of Monongah, Kevin Wood and his wife Karen of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, Janine Watson and her husband Jeff of Shinnston, and Charles Wright Jr. and his wife Cheryl "Joann" of Enterprise; one brother, David Wood of Warren Ohio; sisters, Sally Tarley of Hilton Head, South Carolina, Ida Burwitz and her husband Dale of Ringgold, Georgia, Sherma Addington and Fay LaVonne "Bonnie" Peters of Rossville, Georgia, and Emma "Gene" Peters of Hutto, Texas.
Grandchildren, Danielle Williams, Cipriana (Gene) Greek, Kyle Trevor Wood, Logan Walton, Petty Officer Third Class Jullian Watson, Clista Pizzi (Ricky), Talon Lester, Shawn (Kayla) Palmer and Chad Palmer.
Great-grandchildren, Jayden Walton and Brooks Brown, Mason, Carder, Thomas and Noel Greek, Raven (Lt. Cpl. Elijah) Stull and Talon Lester, Gino, Vinnie and Holly Pizzi , Brooklyn and Brayden Palmer; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Danny is preceded in death by his loving and devoted wife, Rosalie Hestick Wood, who passed away April 27, 2015.
He was also preceded in death by brothers, Robert Morris, Charles Morris, Harley Wood and General Leonard Wood; sisters, Mary Lou Morris, Jerry Skormsley and Ruby Lee Wood.
Danny was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church.
He was a member of The American Legion, UMWA and Carpenter's Union. He served in the West Virginia National Guard and was trained by HQ Battery, 101st Airborn Division Artillery, Ft. Jackson, South Carolina.
He was a wonderful historian on Monongah events. He hosted many family and friends events at his home and farm. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, boating and camping, riding his Harley, NASCAR and watching West Virginia University sporting events with Rose. An avid gun enthusiast, he attended many gun shows, turkey shoots and served as one of the community's leading gun SMEs.
Danny organized many annual Muscular Dystrophy Poker Runs that raised over $200K for Jerry's Kids, the first West Virginia State HOG Rally and a Monongah Town Celebration that later turned into the town's annual festival.
The family will receive friends from 9:30-11 a.m Saturday at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Monongah. At 10:15 a.m. a "Celebration of Life" invitation followed by a Memorial Mass at 11 a.m. with Father S.A. Arokiadass as celebrant.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.domicofh.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Soup Opera, Monongah Alumni Association, Monongah Town Festival or Holy Spirit Catholic Church.
Published on August 6, 2017