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Wilbur P. Wood

March 5, 1921 December 22, 2019
Wilbur P. Wood
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Obituary for Wilbur P. Wood

Wilbur P. Wood, age 98, passed away December 22, 2019. He was born March 5, 1921 in Detroit, Michigan, son of the late Wilbur and Thelma Wood. He was a proud WWII veteran serving as a tail gunner in the Army Air Corps. Wilbur was employed with Ford Motor Co. for nearly 40 years prior to his retirement. While at Ford, he helped create the first health insurance and pension plans for hourly employees, and later for salaried employees. These benefits shaped the financial security of Ford employees for generations. He truly enjoyed his retirement and was proud that the length of his retirement was almost longer than his years of employment. Wilbur (known by everyone as Woody) was one of the first and oldest living residents of Abbey Park in New Hudson where he had many friends. He is survived by his sons: Phillip (Marianne) Wood and Mark Wood; his grandchildren: Ben, Jeremy, David, Emma and Jackson; and his great grandchildren: Gus, Henry, Sunny and Adeline. He is also survived by his sister, Mary Jane Bosley. Wilbur was preceded in death by his wife, Carol. A memorial service will be held January 20 at PHILLIPS FUNERAL HOME, 122 W. Lake Street, South Lyon. The service will be at 11 a.m. Anyone wishing to simply visit and pay respects but not stay for the service is welcome between 10 and 11 a.m. A reception for family will follow the service at the home of Mark Wood.


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Visitation

Monday

20

Jan

10:00 AM 1/20/2020 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 1/20/2020 11:00:00 AM
Phillips Funeral Home

122 West Lake Street (Ten Mile Road)
South Lyon, MI 48178

Phillips Funeral Home
122 West Lake Street (Ten Mile Road) South Lyon 48178 MI
United States

Memorial Service

Monday

20

Jan

11:00 AM 1/20/2020 11:00:00 AM
Phillips Funeral Home

122 West Lake Street (Ten Mile Road)
South Lyon, MI 48178

Phillips Funeral Home
122 West Lake Street (Ten Mile Road) South Lyon 48178 MI
United States
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