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.