Jerry Lee Wood, age 64 of La Plata, Missouri, passed away Sunday, September 6, 2020 at his home.
Born July 30, 1956 in La Plata, Missouri, the son of Gail and Roma (Wilson) Wood. On October 8, 1977 in Hagers Grove, Missouri, he was united in marriage to Penny Presson who survives.
Also surviving are two children, Brandon (Libby) Wood of La Plata, Missouri and Afton (Josh) Bond of Jefferson City, Missouri; eight grandchildren, Camrie, Kohyn, Kooper, and Kail Roma Wood, and Saylor, Scout, Baya, and Tripp Bond; two brothers, Glenn (Karen) Wood, Gene (Judy) Wood; four sisters, Charla (Tom) Cupp, Tamera (Kenneth) Wright, Betty Lu (Jimmie) Moore, and Mishel (John) Beever all of La Plata, Missouri; one aunt, Betty Wilson of La Plata, Missouri; mother-in-law, Phyllis Flemming of Shelbina, Missouri; two brothers-in-law, Johnnie (Janet) Presson and Gene (Krindel) Presson; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
After Jerry lost his father at age 13, Uncle Lewis Wilson helped fill the void. Special times in his teenage years were spent at Hagers Grove with Bill and Glenna Daniels and family. He was a 1974 graduate of La Plata High School.
Jerry loved spending time with family. The eight grandchildren were the light of his life. He always had a love for horses. Old Den was his loyal horse and riding buddy.
Penny asks that if you are reading this, to turn on some music, grab your loved one and do a little dance in the kitchen and remember the good times.
Graveside services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 9, 2020 in the east addition of the La Plata Cemetery. Officiating will be Pastor Scott McNay. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are under the direction of the Travis Funeral Chapel in La Plata, MO.
Memorials in memory of Jerry Lee may be made to La Plata Bulldog Backers or La Plata Cemetery. They may be sent to or left at Travis Funeral Chapel, 125 S. Church St., La Plata, MO 63549.