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Columbia Missourian

Thomas Alan Wood was a compassionate person, loved helping his patients

By Roxana Pop
August 14, 2012 | 9:52 p.m. CDT

Thomas Alan Wood of Columbia died Monday, Aug. 13, 2012 at Boone Hospital Center. He was 51.

Mr. Wood was born Oct. 30, 1960, in Columbia, to Cecil Vernon and Wilda Fay (Palmer) Wood. He married Deborah Grode on May 14, 2004.

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

Mr. Wood is survived by his wife, Deborah Grode; a daughter, Morgan Wood of Ashland; his step-children, Amy Barondeau, Brad Barondeau and Byron Brazil; his brother, Doug Wood of Rochester, Minn.; four sisters, Ellen Lynch of Kerrville, Texas, Kay Hefner of Hanover, Pa., Polly Baucom of Fulton and Jenny Powell of Columbia; his grandchild, Maddie Barondeau and several nieces and nephews. 

His parents and a brother, Robert Wood, died earlier.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 903 Bernadette Drive. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the church.  

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

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