Jan Wood
Jan Wood
  • August 14, 1939 - November 20, 2017
  • Corinth, Mississippi

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Jan Wood, age 78, passed away on Monday, November 20, 2017, at MS Care Center.

Jan, a seven year member of the United States Air Force and Army, was part of the U.S. Voice of America Broadcasting Unit spending 37 years working for the government from the home base of Germany. During this time he had the privilege of interviewing JFK, Richard Nixon, Chubby Checkers and Shirley Temple Black to name a few.

Jan was called the "Voice of America" in Europe and soldiers loved to listen to his voice every morning when he spoke the news. Frankfurt/Main was his second home. He was an artist, loved good food, had an remarkable voice, was a passionate journalist, a good listener and had a memory like an elephant. Jan was a loving father and grandpa.

He came back to Corinth, his hometown, in 2003, to retire. He was preceded in death by his Father and Mother, Guy and Wilma Wood and one brother, Terry Wood, a photographer.

Jan leaves behind a daughter, Wilma Mehl (husband-Willy), and an 8-year-old grandson, Collin, all of Canada

A Celebration of Life memorial service will be held 3:00 p.m. Monday at McPeters Inc. Funeral Directors Chapel with family receiving friends from 2:00 until service time.

Arrangements under the direction of McPeters Funeral Directors, Corinth, MS.