Tony Jay Wood, 72 of Hiawassee, Georgia went to be with his Lord October 25, 2020 at his home. He was a native of Towns County where he lived most of his life. He was the son of the late Faine and Stella Wood. He was preceded in death by a brother, Nolan Wood and mother-in-law Virginia Dockery. Tony is survived by his wife of 40 years, Sandy Dockery Wood; two daughters, Ginia Wood and Kristy Kell and husband Cody; three grandchildren, Conner Jay Kell, Cooper Kell, and Karalyn Kell; brothers, Rondal Wood and wife Pat and Jim Wood; sisters Glady Kelley and husband Tom; Pat Chastain and husband Steve, Shirley Youngblood and husband Ronnie. He is also survived by a sister-in-law Joyce Wood, his father-in-law Lowen Dockery and many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
Tony was a kind and wonderful person. He was a devoted husband, an adoring father and a doting grandfather. He was loved very much and will be greatly missed. He was a Christian and a member of Macedonia Baptist Church in Hiawassee.
Tony served in the United States Army in Vietnam. He received the National Defense Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Vietnam Service Ribbon, Vietnam Service Medal with Silver Stars, Army Commendation Medal, Air Medal with Oak Leaves and Air Medal with V for Valor. He also received awards for Expert Marksmanship for M-14, M-16 and M60. He served in the North Carolina National Guard obtaining a military rank of Sergeant E5.
Family will receive friends from 6-8PM on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at Banister-Cooper Funeral Home in Hiawassee.
Funeral services are at 2PM Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at Macedonia Baptist Church in Hiawassee.
Interment at Greenlawn Memorial Cemetery in Peachtree, North Carolina.
Banister-Cooper Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Mr. Tony Wood.