Thomas J. Wood Jr., (1st SGT RET)  80 of Lampasas, TX died Dec. 17, 2016 at a local nursing home. Thomas was born Dec. 31, 1935in Chester, PA the son of Thomas Wood and Marie (June) Wood.

Mr. Wood met his future wife while stationed in France. He married Marie Barbot and they were married 60 years. He began a military career that lasted 20 years, serving during times of combat in Vietnam and receiving multiple Good Conduct Medals, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Meritorious Service Medal and a Bronze Star. After his military service he worked for the Veterans Administration for many years and retired. He was raised Catholic and was a member of Knights of Columbus.

Survivors include his wife, Marie Wood of Lampasas; 3 daughters, Jean Vanek and husband Gene; Carolyne Bulloch and husband Don and Patricia Larsson and husband Danny. There are also 6 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren and two sisters, Judy Lewis and Kathy Seavers. Mr. Wood was preceded in death by a sister.

Mr. Wood’s body will be cremated and his remains placed in the columbarium at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen, Texas on Tuesday Dec. 20th at 10am with full military honors. Sneed Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements