Robert E. "Speedy" Wood

August 20, 1933 - October 15, 2021

Robert E. “Speedy” Wood, 88, of Owensboro, passed away on Friday, October 15, 2021 at his home. He was born August 20, 1933 in Reed to the late Forrest and Lula Appman Wood. Speedy was an electrician for IBEW Local 1701 for 50 years. He was an instructor at Vocational School for six years. He was a member of Buena Vista Baptist Church and was a Kentucky Colonel. Speedy enjoyed farming and playing with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Wanda Bruce, Dorothy Mitchell, Joseph Forrest Wood, and infant twins, Garland and Glorine Wood; brothers-in-law, Tom Bruce, Bill Mitchell, Jack Benson, and Dick White; mother-in-law, Lucille Puckett; father-in-law, Lucian Puckett; son-in-law, Mike Timbrook

He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Thelma Wood; children, M. Lynn Wood of Phoenix, AZ, Cindy Timbrook of Phoenix, AZ, and Stacey Cook (Gary) of Indiana; grandchildren, Michelle Atwood (Chris), Thomas Toby Wood (Jessica), Ryan Wood (Carol), Ben Timbrook (Rita), Micah Timbrook (Corey Tayrien), and Grant Baldwin (Madeline); 9 great-grandchildren, 6 step-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Marjorie White and Maxine Benson; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 20, 2021, in the chapel at James H. Davis Funeral Home & Crematory. Burial will follow in Owensboro Memorial Gardens. Visitation is from 3:00-7:00 p.m. on Tuesday and after 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.

The family would like to thank the caregivers for all their help; niece & nephew, Greg & Maria Wood and Joyce Higgins, and especially our neighbors, Bob & Vicki Cundiff.