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Columbia Missourian

Tom Wood, Oct. 30, 1960 — Aug. 13, 2012, of Columbia

August 14, 2012 | 5:58 p.m. CDT

Tom Wood, 51 of Columbia passed away Monday, August 13, 2012, at Boone Hospital Center.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, August 16, 2012, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the church.

Tom was born October 30, 1960, in Columbia, MO, to Cecil Vernon and Wilda Fay Palmer Wood. He married Deborah Grode on May 14, 2004, and she survives.

Tom worked for over 20 years at Urology Associates of Central Missouri. He loved the people he worked for and enjoyed helping all the patients. Tom was a very compassionate person and enjoyed biking, hiking and Mizzou football.

Tom joined the Catholic Church in 2004 and was very active at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church study groups and always willing to help new members.

Survivors include: his wife Deborah; a daughter, Morgan Wood of Ashland, MO; step-children, Amy Barondeau, Brad Barondeau and Byron Brazil; a brother, Doug Wood of Rochester, MN; four sisters, Ellen Lynch of Kerrville, TX, Kay Hefner of Hanover, PA, Polly Baucom of Fulton, MO and Jenny Powell of Columbia, MO; a grandchild, Maddie Barondeau and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Robert Wood.

Memorials may be given to St. Vincent De Paul Society at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.

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