March 27, 1948 - July 5, 2019
Glen A. Wood, 71, of Bowling Green, Virginia, passed on July 5, 2019. Glen was blessed with many gifts: a heart of pure gold shared with his wife, three stunningly beautiful children, an intelligent and educated mind, a magical personality, countless loving friends, a generous sense of justice and fairness and the support of a wonderful small southern town.
All who met Glen quickly learned that he adored family. Glen is survived by his loving wife and soulmate, Stacy A. Wood and their beloved daughter, Sarah Wood; his adored adopted daughter, Harmony Wood Hamilton; his younger brother, Thomas Wood and James Wheeler, whom he loved as a son.
Glen loved the Lord.
The verse from 1 Peter 5:8-9 was with him at the time of his death in support of his struggle.
“Be Sober, be Vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world.”
Glen was a lifelong member of the church. He shared his faith through the community at St Asaph’s with his daughter Sarah. He regularly brought her to church services and was particularly proud about never missing a week during the first year of her life. Glen was delighted that she accepted this community as her own church family.
Glen was a scholar and earned both a Master of Science from the University of Houston at Clear Lake City and a Bachelor of Business Administration with Honors from the University of Texas at Austin. He was a proud member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and he was recognized in “Who’s Who among Students in American Colleges and Universities.”
Glen deeply cared about others and proudly served as a Hospital Administrator in various community hospitals during his professional career.
At the time of his marriage to Stacy, he deliberated long and hard about the best place for his family. After much study, Glen selected Bowling Green, Virginia as a perfect place to start a life with Stacy and to raise their baby girl. He delighted in the small-town charms of “his” town and the support that Bowling Green provided to his family which grew to include his in-laws, who purchased the house next door.
Glen showed his southern roots by his love for fast American cars, V8 engines and NASCAR racing. Glen was part of the Frank Hawley’s Drag Racing School at the Raceway in Gainesville, FL. Glen shared his passion for speed by encouraging his son to race motorbikes and was looking forward to soon teaching his youngest daughter, Sarah, to drive defensively.
Glen appreciated natural beauty of the earth, loved adventure and enjoyed traveling far and wide to share the unique charms of the many places he lived with his wife, Stacy and daughter, Sarah. Glen always included his sister in law and mother in law, Nonda Roth and Edythe Burt, on the journey as well. Mexico and the Caribbean Islands were always favorite family vacation destinations.
Glen was particularly interested in family genealogy and history. Glen is a compatriot of the National Society Sons of the American Revolution (NSSAR), a Congressionally chartered premier male lineage society, a hereditary member of the National Huguenot Society and an inheritor of the Order of the Crown of Charlemagne in the United States of America by rendering satisfactory proof of unbroken lineage from the Emperor Charlemagne.
Please remember Glen’s spirit by being kind to one another. Share your struggles and fears and joys, be present and patient in each other’s journeys. And when love seems to fail – because sometimes love is not enough to ward off health conditions – then love more, pray more, talk more, learn more, live more.
A memorial service will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, July 20, 2019 at St. Asaph’s Episcopal Church, Bowling Green, VA.