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Obituary for Billy Ray Wood, Sr.

Billy Ray Wood, Sr. of Southampton, PA passed away on Thursday, January 14, 2021 in Abington Hospital-Jefferson Health, Abington, PA. He was 69.

Born in Crab Orchard, WV to the late Estel and Ruby (Joyce) Wood, Bill resided in Warminster, PA before moving to Southampton, PA in 1980.

He was formerly employed with A.H. Cornell & Son, Inc. of Jamison, PA for 26 years and retired in 2006. Bill currently worked with his son Billy at the Buckingham Deli in the Buckingham Green Shopping Center.

Bill was active with the billiards league at Kenney’s Madison Tavern in Warminster; enjoyed hunting and fishing; was a four-for-four avid sports fan of the Philadelphia professional teams; played guitar and drums in bands growing up and played country western and old-time rock and roll.

He was the beloved husband of 47 years to Esther F. (Rhodes) Wood; devoted father of Billy Ray Wood, Jr. and daughter-in-law Christina; loving grandfather “Pop” of Kaylee, Samantha, Breanna and Tyler Wood; dear brother of Sharon “Sis” (Frank) Stinson, Michael (Joanne) Wood, Jack (Dot) Wood, and the late Patty Wood and Sue Evans; loving son-in-law of Timoteo and Gloria Colon; cherished brother-in-law of Fran Colon, Marie (Colin) Kirkpatrick, Tina (Mike) Ferry, Tim Colon and John Colon, and many nieces and nephews.

“Gone fishin’”

A celebration of Bill’s life will be held in the future.

Arrangements under the direction of the Varcoe-Thomas Funeral Home/Central Bucks Crematory, 344 North Main Street, Doylestown, PA 18901.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy and memorial gifts to Esther Wood, 842 Pennsylvania Avenue, Southampton, PA 18966 would be appreciated.

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