A celebration of Elmer Wood’s Life, age 92 of Pineland, Texas will be at 10:00am on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at Stringer and Griffin Funeral Home in Jasper with Military Honor’s to follow at Townsend Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00 – 8:00pm on Thursday, July 13, 2017 and Friday, July 14, 2017 at the Funeral Home. A United States Army Veteran, He was honorably discharged after WW II.
Elmer died July 11, 2017 at his home in Pineland. A native of San Augustine County and a former longtime Orange resident, he had lived for the past 30 years in the Pineland area. Elmer is a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Pineland and a former member of McArthur Heights Baptist Church in Orange, where he served as a Deacon and Sunday School Teacher. He retired as a truck driver with Groendyke Trucking out of the Beaumont Terminal. He also retired from Brookshire Brothers after working in the Jasper, Hemphill, and San Augustine stores. He formerly enjoyed hunting and fishing, woodworking, as well as gardening and yardwork. Elmer is survived by his wife of 69 years, Laverne Wood, of Pineland; daughter, Norma Jean Bergeron, of Orange; sister, Jimmie Faye Coleman of Pineland; four grandchildren, Dana Bergeron, Lenics Bergeron III, Jeanna Simmons, and Elmer Bergeron; seven great grandchildren, Nathan Fuselier, Chase Bergeron, Caitlin Bergeron, Maisie Fuselier, Jacob Bergeron, Keira Hazzard, and Lance Bertrand; and one great great granddaughter, Lillian Fuselier. Elmer was preceded in death by his parents, James and Abbie Wood, his brother, Ray Wood, and his step-father, Jonas Short. Services are under the direction of Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home of Jasper.