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Gregory Cameron Wood, 78

Gregory Cameron Wood, aged 78, passed away on June 28, 2024, in Fleming Island, Florida. Born on November 8, 1945, in Bellows Falls, Vermont, Greg moved to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida at a young age and embarked on a life marked by devotion to his family, faith, and country.

Greg graduated from Stranahan High School in 1964 and immediately joined the Air Force, serving with distinction on two consecutive Vietnam tours as C-130 Special Ops Aircrew. After Separating in 1976, his military tenure was followed by a fulfilling career at the Naval Air Depot in Pensacola and the Naval Air Station in Jacksonville, where he specialized as a Weight and Balance Officer for 29 years before retiring in 2005.

A man of deep Christian faith, Greg’s life was a testament to his beliefs. He was a devoted husband to his wife of 58 years, Brenda Claire (Froling) Wood, a loving father to his sons Eric, Troy, and Adam, and a cherished grandfather and great-grandfather. His home was always open, his storytelling legendary, particularly when discussing his favorite subject-aviation. 

In addition to his family and faith, Greg had diverse interests. He penned an aviation technical reference manual, delved into genealogy research, enjoyed traveling, and even found joy in collecting and assembling Legos. His educational pursuits were lifelong, taking many courses through his Air Force service and later at Liberty Bible College.

Greg leaves behind a legacy of love and service, survived by his wife Brenda, sister Lucy (Hopewell) Greenwood, his sons and their wives Ellen and Bridgette, his grandchildren Kyle, Heather (and husband, Lucas), Haley, and Hope, great-grandson, Alexander, and nieces Cindy and Rose. He was preceded in death by his parents, Earnest and Hilda Wood, and siblings Holly Meyer, Clark Hopewell, Jane Brooks, and Martha Hoover.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, July 8, 2024, at 11:00am at Russell Haven of Rest in Green Cove Springs, Florida. A time of visitation with the family will be held from 10:30AM to 11:00AM prior to the service. A graveside burial will follow at 2:00 pm at Jacksonville National Cemetery.  (4083 Lannie Road, Jacksonville, FL 32218).

Arrangements are under the care of Russell Haven of Rest Cemetery, Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 2335 Sandridge Road, Green Cove Springs, FL  32043.  Family and friends may share their condolences at: 904-284-7720