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Gregory Harrison Wood
  • October 04, 1947
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  • October 14, 2017

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Gregory Harrison Wood, of Winter Park, FL, passed away surrounded by his family and loved ones at his home on Saturday October 14, 2017.

Greg was born in Fort Worth, Texas and always remained a Texan, despite the fact that he spent most of his life in Florida. Greg attended the University of Miami and graduated with a degree in English. He obtained his masters in Finance at the Thunderbird School of Global Management. He started his career as a stockbroker for Merril Lynch, then became a commercial real estate broker.  He was an avid fisherman, hunter, and sports enthusiast. He enjoyed playing baseball, golf, and football.

Greg volunteered to enlist in the Vietnam War right out of high school. He was a forward observer in the Marine Corps. While in Vietnam he made many close friends, unfortunately many of them he also lost. Despite the short period of time he was in the war, it had a profound affect on the rest of his life. He was critically wounded and received the Purple Heart, the Republic of Vietnam Service Award, an Award of Merit from the USMC, the Vietnam Campaign Medal, an award for rifle marksmanship, and The Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Silver Star. Later in his life he wrote a short story about his experiences in Vietnam. Please contact Donna if you would like a copy.

Those who will cherish his memory are: his wife Donna Wood, his daughters Jordan Wood, Jessica Wood, and Kristina Crabtree, his son Jonathan Wood, as well as his eight grandchildren Morgan Jaszewski, Lillian Wood, Natalie Stroup, Derek Stroup, Charlotte Stroup, Lilly Wood, Tripp Crabtree, and Savannah Crabtree. He is also leaving many good friends and family members who loved and supported him throughout his life.

A celebration of life will be held Saturday October 21 at 11am at The First Congregational Church of Winter Park, 225 S Interlachen Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789. A reception at Greg and Donna’s home is to follow. The burial will take place at the Arlington National Cemetery.  This was his wish and is a great honor for all who are buried there.

In Lieu of flowers please make a memorial donation in Gregory’s name to DAV or The First Congregational Church of Winter Park. http://secure.dav.org/site/Donation2?df_id=10801&10801.donation=form1&gclid=EAIaIQobChMImpn217731gIVzlYNCh0KNg1zEAAYAiAAEgL_ifD_BwE

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  1. Tom Dunlap says:
    21 Feb 2018
    I remember Greg as having been a very self-confident guy in High School. Even when he had to stand in front of a large crowd while emceeing one of our High School's beauty pageants, he stood in front of the crowd, wearing his tux and talking into a microphone, as though he had been doing this sort of thing for years.

    When he returned from Vietnam, and told me about how he had been wounded, it occurred to me that it wasn't just self-confidence that Greg possessed, but also great physical courage.

    I will miss him -- Tom Dunlap

  2. Ed Misicka says:
    23 Oct 2017
    My best wishes and prayers, for Greg and all his family. He was a good person, in high school and, as a Vietnam Veteran, I admire and respect him for his service.

  3. Holly Raymond says:
    20 Oct 2017
    My condolences to all who knew and loved Greg.

  4. Rick Appelquist says:
    19 Oct 2017
    I have had the distinct pleasure of knowing and working professionally with Greg for almost 30 years. His sense of honor and loyalty to his country and others was demonstrated by his service in Vietnam. He carried those qualities throughout the remainder of his life. I am certain that his family and large number of friends will attest the Greg touched their lives in a positive manner.

  5. Dennis Casey says:
    19 Oct 2017
    Greg was a heck of a man! Met him doing residential land Development.

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