Robert “Bear” Wood, 29, of Greenville, died at 9:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021, at HSHS Holy Family Hospital in Greenville.
A celebration of life will be held Saturday, Dec. 4, at 11 a.m., at Assalley-Young Funeral Home in Greenville. Bruce Neese will officiate. No public visitaton will be held.
Mr. Wood was born May 31, 1992, in Denver, CO, the son of Lynnette (Walker) and Arthur Lee Wood.
He was a graduate of Greenville High School where he played football. He loved the game so much he played in the alumni games that the high school held after his graduation. Following high school, he graduated from Kaskaskia College with an associate’s degree. He had a big heart and was a loyal friend. He was an avid video gamer and magic player, competing in many tournaments, some held at the international level. Of all his passions and interests, though, he found his greatest joy in his daughter, Mya.
Mr. Wood is survived by his daughter Mya; mother Lynette Wood of Greenville; father Arthur Wood of Greenville; sister Jordane (husband Joe Tannahill) Wood; aunts, Ada (husband Steve) Morgan of Augusta, GA, Willaroz (husband William) Barnett of Elizabethtown, KY, and Ruth A. DeCoy of Rosemont, CA; uncles, Lt. Col. Roy (wife Cherry) Walker of San Antonio, TX, and John D. (wife Mirta) Walker of Colorado Springs, CO; “brother” Marion Neely II; Mya’s mother Vanessa Tedrick; and a host of family, friends and community.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents Ruth and Robert Walker; paternal grandparents Gary and James Wood; aunts Jessie Wood, Mary Wood, Delores Wood, Erica Walker and Karen Walker; and uncles Robert Walker II and Louis DeCoy.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mya Wood Educational Fund, c/o FNB Community Bank in Greenville. Visit www.assalleyfuneralhomes.com to share memories or offer condolences.