Edward Robert Wood
Edward Robert Wood
  • August 24, 1938 - July 22, 2017
  • Dallas, Georgia

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Mr. Edward Robert Wood, age 78, of Dallas, Georgia, formerly of Douglasville, passed away Saturday, July 22, 2017. He was born August 24, 1938 in Toronto, Canada. Mr. Wood began his career as a teacher and baseball coach in Ohio from 1961 until 1991. He served as Assistant Coach at Duke University from 1991 until 1995. In 1998, he became the Assistant Baseball Coach at Alexander High School and served there until 2006. From 2006 until 2014, he was the Assistant Baseball Coach at Allatoona High School. He was a member of the Brotherhood Class at Douglasville First United Methodist Church. He loved watching his grandchildren participating in swimming, lacrosse, basketball, and any sports in which they were involved.

Mr. Wood was preceded in death by his parents, William and Edith Blackwell Wood.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 56 years, Carol Wood; his son, Edward “Ted” (Olga) Wood, Jr.; daughters, Tina (Donald) Marinoni and Tricia (Chris) Knor; granddaughter, Nadia White, granddaughter, Dior Wood, grandson, Griffin Knor, grandson, Parker Knor, and granddaughter, Ansley Knor; as well as numerous other family members and friends.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday, July 27, 2017 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM. A memorial service will be Friday, July 28, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Douglasville First United Methodist Church with Reverend Brett DeHart and Reverend Mike Linch, of Northstar Church in Acworth, officiating.

Those who wish to express condolences or share a special memory may do so online at www.whitleygarner.com

Arrangements by: Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home, Douglasville, GA 30134, 770-942-4246