Mortimer McBroom Wood, 86, of Cumming, GA and originally of Birmingham, Alabama went to his Heavenly Home on Sunday, February 10, 2013. He is preceded in death by his parents, Tillman and Kate Wood, Sr. He was fondly called Mackie by his family and friends.
Mortimer grew up in Birmingham, AL and graduated from Phillips High School and Auburn University. He served in the US Navy during WWII before moving to the Atlanta, GA area in the mid 60’s. He worked in sales and stayed active in his church. He is currently a member of Cumming First United Methodist, where he served through the years with Meals on Wheels and various food banks. His greatest accomplishments were loving his family and taking care of his dear wife who is battling Alzheimer’s. He had a green thumb, enjoyed gardening, feeding the birds, and watching Auburn Football.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Leoma Wheeler Wood of Cumming, GA; daughter, Tina (Kevin) Newton of Hoover, AL; daughter, Cathy (David) Crouch of Cumming, GA; grandchildren, Callie Brooke Newton, and Cole Patrick Newton; grand-dogs, Bunker and Gator. Other family includes, sister-in-law, Gladiese Crumpler; nephews, Tillman (Patti) Fannin Wood, III, Jeff (Donna) Crumpler, Woody Lacey Goode, and Douglas Goode; nieces, Racquel (Kenny) Meury, Delores (Don) Fox, Pam Crumpler, Brucie Goode, and Kitty Goode.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 in the McDonald & Son Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be 6:00 – 8:00 PM on Tuesday, February 12, 2013. Interment will follow.
Arrangements by McDonald and Son Funeral Home & Crematory, 150 Sawnee Drive, Cumming, GA 30040 (770) 886-9899