Jerry Clifton Wood, age 76, of Hiawassee, passed away Friday, September 3, 2010.
He was born in Hiawassee to the late Clifford Wood and Verna Berrong Wood. Jerry was a member of the 1952 graduating class of Towns County High School and served his country proudly in the United States Army during the Korean War, separating at the rank of Sergeant 1st Class. He retired as a rural route carrier and generations of children on Rural Route 3 looked forward to finding chewing gum left for them in the mailbox on Saturday mornings. Jerry loved everyone and never met a stranger; he loved pulling pranks and had a great sense of humor.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Norris Wood of Hiawassee; daughter, Jennifer Marshall (Mike) of Hiawassee; son, Joseph Wood of Evans; aunts, Annie Johnson and Lorraine Wood, both of Hiawassee; grandchildren, Jordan Marshall, Evelyn "Evie" Marshall, and Natalie Wood; step daughters, Jelena McClure (Tommy) and Tonya Knight (Sam); 5 step grandchildren; 3 step great grandchildren; and many cousins.