MAYWOOD -- Leslie "Les" Lloyd Wood, 66, died Saturday (Feb. 21, 2009) at his home in Maywood after a year long battle with colon cancer.
He was born Nov. 17, 1942, at Maywood to Lloyd Franklin and Ula Rebecca Smith Wood. He grew up in Maywood and attended the Artley Country School south of Maywood for his early years of education. In 1954, the school closed and he attended Maywood Public School. He graduated from Maywood High School in 1960. He went to McCook Junior College and then to Kearney State College. He returned to the family farm in 1963 to work with his dad.
On Sept. 7, 1963, he married Carole Lea Most in Maywood and they made their home on the farm. He was in the Army National Guard from 1966 to 1972 at McCook.
He was a member of the Maywood Christian Church, the American Legion Post No. 95 at Curtis and the Elks Club in McCook.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Carole of Maywood; sons, Patrick "Pat" and wife, Kari Wood of North Platte and Brett and wife, Annette Wood of Maywood; sister, Lynda and husband, Bill Griffin of Tucumcari, N.M.; brothers, Loren Wood of Central City and Lonnie and wife, Maureen Wood of McCook; a sister-in-law, Margaret "Maggie' and husband, Chuck DaMoude of Hershey; two brothers-in-law, Gordon and wife, Judy Most of Seneca and Larry and wife, Sharon Most of Jefferson, Iowa; four grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and other family.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m., Wednesday at First United Methodist Church in Curtis with the Rev. Dale Heimer of the Christian Church in Maywood officiating. Family requests casual wear at the service. Burial will be in the Maywood Cemetery.
Visitation is today until 8 p.m., at Odean Colonial Chapel At C & Sycamore and before service time at the church. Online condolences may be shared at odeanchapel.com.
Memorials are suggested to the Maywood Christian Church, Maywood Community Hall or the Maywood V.F.W.
Odean Colonial Chapel At C & Sycamore in charge of arrangements.