David Phillip Wood
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David Phillip Wood
  • July 13, 1931 - January 28, 2017
  • Bakersfield, California

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Dr. David Wood was born July 13, 1931 in Los Angeles, CA. He went home to be with the Lord on January 28, 2017. He was raised in Van Nuys and received his education at Biola University, La Mirada, CA (B.A.); Northern Baptist Theological Seminary, Chicago, IL. (M.Div. and M.R.E.); California State University Bakersfield (M.S.) and Doctor of Psychology, Lyons University; Industrial College of the Armed Forces; and Senior Management Course, Washington, D.C.
He is survived by his wife Miriam Ruth Wood, son Steven Wood and his wife Susan Wood, daughter Eileen Knight and five grand children: Anthony Carmichael, Daniel and wife Katie Wood, James and wife Kaitlyn Wood, Sarah Wood, Chase Knight, one brother, Robert Wood, several nephews and nieces and a host of friends.
Dr. Wood loved the Lord and his country. He served as a Chaplain in the Air Force for 25 years and the Army Reserves for 8 years. He retired as a Colonel in 1988. He served as a Baptist Pastor in northern California for 8 years and directed Marriage Enrichment Seminars along with Ruth for over 7 years. He worked as a Clinical Psychologist and Counselor at North Kern State Prison, Delano, over 5 years. He served for over 10 years as a Christian therapist at Valley Baptist Church, Bakersfield.
Dr. Wood and his wife Ruth were active members at Daybreak Baptist Church, where he taught the Berean Sunday School class for over 10 years and served on the Missionary Committee many years.
"Celebration of Life"
service to be held Thursday, February 2nd, 5:00 pm at Daybreak Baptist Church (5446 Taft Highway). Dinner will be served following the service.