Walter “Eddie” Wood, III

April 3, 1951 - January 17, 2014

04/03/1951 - 01/17/2014

Eddie Wood

Surrounded by loved ones that adored him, Walter Edward Wood III îEddieî of Hendersonville was called home to Heaven Friday January 17, 2014.

Eddie was born on April 3, 1951 to the late Jean Hudgins Jones and Junior Wood in Hendersonville and lived his entire life in this town that he loved. He is also preceded in death by a brother Gary Wood.

He attended East Henderson High School and was a lifelong supporter of the Eagles and local youth sports in particular the Henderson County Youth Baseball Association, where he spent time serving as a coach and President of the league. Eddie was a Machinist by trade and a long time employee of Borg Warner Automotive in Arden where he built Turbo Chargers but more importantly lifelong relationships with many co-workers and friends that he always cherished over the years.

Eddie is survived by his wife of 30 years, Norma Wood and two children, his daughter Jonette Corn McHugh and her husband Joe McHugh of Lafayette, LA and his son Mitch Corn and his wife Jennie Ostroff Corn of Hendersonville, NC and a sister Terry Myers of Leicester.

Eddie will always be remembered for the love, joy and hard work he put into everything he did and was definitely a go to person for the family when in need because ìEddie can fix anything.î

Affectionately known as ìPawpawî and ìUncle Eddieî, Eddie is also survived by five grandchildren and two nephews who adored him so much: Greg (22), Taylor (21), Brad (20), Katie (13), Jake (9), Carly (6), and Colbie (4) along with many other nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of life service will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, January 20, 2014 at the Chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Reverend Mitch Corn and Reverend Jerry Bivens will officiate. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 2:00 PM before the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation be made in Eddieís name to his churchís Childrenís Ministry Fund, Rise Fellowship Church, 136 Hillview Blvd, Hendersonville, NC 28792.

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Sheri Osteen
8 years ago

Norma, my prayers are with you, Jonette and Mitch. I didn’t know in time for the service but if I can do anything for you, please let me know. God keep you always

Jane Stephens
8 years ago


I am so sorry for your loss. Peace and prayers and blessings for you and your family in this time of loss.

Rebecca Hawkins & Lisa Wood
8 years ago

We will miss u soo much uncle eddie u will be greatly missed but we will all be together one day.

Tommy Hill
8 years ago

Sorry for your loss.Ed will greatly be missed.

Tami Robinson
8 years ago

Jonette and family, I am one of the nurses who was on Jonette’s team at LHC. I would like to express my sorrow and sadness on your loss. I lost my father 11 years ago, so I can only say life is not the same, but it does get better with time. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Greg and Susie Corn
8 years ago

Norma, Jonette and Mitch, we are so sorry for your lose. We know how much you loved Eddie and what great care you gave him. We hope you can take comfort knowing he is free from all his pain. Praying for you all. Greg and Susie

Patricia Rawles
8 years ago


Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I pray peace and healing for you and your family in this time of grief.

Karra Booth
8 years ago

Your family is in my thoughts and prayers

Holly Kolitz
8 years ago

Jonette, My prayers are with you and your family as you work through this very hard time. It is very painful to lose a parent no matter when it occurs. I hope the thoughts that your father is in the loving arms of Jesus right now will comfort you.

Shalee Belnap
8 years ago

Jonette, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your father. I just read his obituary, and he truly sounds like an amazing man who believed in the value of hard work and giving back! Many thoughts and prayers to you and your family from Idaho during this difficulty time!