Steven Allen Wood
Steven Allen Wood
  • January 4, 1956 - April 27, 2017
  • Hernshaw, West Virginia

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Steven Allen “Steve” Wood, 61, of Hernshaw, gained his wings on Thursday, April 27, 2017, after a short illness. Steve was born January 4, 1956 in Charleston to Eldion “Dude” and Clara Ann Pauley Wood.

He loved Southern Gospel music and sang many years with his wife, Linda, brother, Randy and his dad, Dude, who made up the Songsmen and Linda Gospel Singers.

Steve was a member of Lens Creek Church of the Nazarene where he was the Praise and Worship/song Leader.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Linda Meadows Wood; daughter, Stephanie Pettry; granddaughter, Josie Wood; parents, Eldion and Clara Wood; brothers, Robert “Bobby” and Randy Wood; and sister, Sandi Wymer.

Steve is survived by son, Christopher Wood; grandsons, Joshua Wood and Jaxson Bowles, along with his mother, Amy Bowles, all of Charleston; brother, Jerry (Linda) Wood of Hanahan, South Carolina; sisters, Connie (Donnie) Robinson of Ligonier, Indiana, Rite (Bud) Devins of Rand and Kaye Tyler of Chelyan; former son-in-law, Chuck Pettry of Whitesville; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins whom he adored.

He was an avid fan of the Minnesota Vikings, WVU and NASCAR racing. He loved bowling and he bowled on many leagues throughout Kanawha Valley.

Steve never met a stranger and could bring a smile to anyone’s face with his corny jokes and crazy sayings. He loved being the Master of Ceremony’s at various events and family functions.

The funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. on Monday, May 1, 2017, at Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden, with Pastor Tom Burnside and the Rev. Eddie Withrow officiating. The burial will follow the service at Pineview Cemetery, Orgas.

Family and friends will gather for the visitation on Sunday, April 30, 2017, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the funeral home as well as one hour prior to the service on Monday.