September 26, 1942 ~ December 2, 2020

Born in: Barren County, Kentucky
Resided in: Glasgow, Kentucky

Roger (Eugene) Wood, 78, of Glasgow, Kentucky was born on September 26, 1942 in Barren County, Kentucky. He departed this life on December 2, 2020. One of eight children born to the late William Paul and Annie Lee Ward Wood.

Eugene was saved at 14 years old at Dover Missionary Baptist Church under the preaching of Bro. Garnett Martin and Bro. Kenneth Grizzle. He was a carpenter by trade and dutifully served in the United States Army. Mr. Wood served as a Sunday School teacher and song leader at Dover Church. He sang with the Melody Singers and Gospel Travelers Quartets. Eugene was a member of Basil Chapel United Baptist Church.

He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Glenda Sue Wood; three children, Roger Wood (Marlene) of Glasgow, Kentucky, Donna Wood (Fiancé Joe) of Franklin, Kentucky, Shane Wood (Jessica) of Louisville, Kentucky; two stepchildren, Marsha Gentry (Michael) of Cave City, Kentucky and Sherry Maxwell (Eugene) of Wiesbaden, Germany; one grandchild, Drew Wood of Louisville, Kentucky; four step grandchildren, Emily Houchens (Brent), Andrew Gentry, Ben Maxwell, Peyton Maxwell; one great grandchild, Trenton Wood; two brothers, Russell Wood (Loretta) and Johnny Wood (Jan); two sisters, Sylvia Steenbergen (Larry) and Jeanette Brumette (Tommy); two sisters-in-law, Linda Wood and Tammy Mosby (Tim); his mother-in-law, Mavis Maylene Sneed; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Gordon Wood (Darlene) and Earl Wood; and one sister, Evelyn Carver.

Due to COVID, a private service will be held 1:00 PM Monday, December 7, 2020 for immediate family only at A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in the Happy Valley Memorial Gardens. The DAV Chapter #20 will be performing military honors at the gravesite. The funeral service will be live streamed at 1:00 PM Monday on

A public drive by viewing will be held at the gravesite Monday from 2:30 PM until 3:00 PM. We ask that everyone who participates in the drive by remain in their vehicle, wear appropriate face coverings when talking to the family, and avoid hugging/handshaking.

A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home is both honored and privileged to be entrusted in the care of Mr. Wood. Please share your condolences with the family at

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  1. Sue, I am so sorry for your loss. I always looked forward at tax season seeing both of you. Eugene was always so jolly. Keeping you in my prayers.

  2. We have always thought a lot of Eugene.
    Many memories of a fine man. Thoughts and prayers for all of you!

  3. So sorry for the loss of such a great man. Eugene was always so full of life and a pleasure to be around. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  4. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Eugene was a wonderful, loving, caring person. Always had a smile or his face. He will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. This world would be a lot better with more folks like Eugene in it.
    RIP Eugene
    Love you

  5. So sorry for the family. Eugene will be missed by many. He was a joy to be around and I thought the world of him.

  6. Eugene had the Sweetest Soul!
    He was a Dear Friend!
    Ricky sure did Adore and Admire this man.
    Ricky always Loved working by his side.
    About a year ago Eugene help Ricky build a out building for us. Now every time I stand at my window while cooking and doing dishes I will always think of this Happy Soul!
    Much Love, Ricky and Nancy Burch

  7. Sue I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for you and family. If there is anything you need please don’t hesitate to call me. Thinking of you & Family. Love, Kathy Jo Atwell

  8. Eugene was a wonderful man and neighbor. He would say” how you doing Sis” and I loved that! He will be missed greatly in the hood. With love and prayers for the family.

  9. Sue, sending love and prayers to you and your family. I always enjoyed being with you all in church and hearing such beautiful singing. It was a gift to become acquainted with you both.

  10. You and the family are in my thoughts and prayers at this time.
    I went down the same road 2 years ago you are traveling.
    I know the Lord will give you the peace and comfort in the days and months ahead .
    Love you and God Bless .

  11. Prayers for all! He was such a precious man! Loved how he loved to aggrevate and get a laugh! Love you Donna ! So sorry! Prayers

  12. So sorry for the loss of such a fun loving man. My mom thought so much of him and their years together at Dover Church. He always made my day better with his smile

  13. We are very sorry to hear this. He has done several projects for us and built my son’s house. Always a joy to be with and loved life. Just an all around really good person.

  14. Sue, I cried when I heard about Eugene passing away. Sharon, Nick and I thought so much of him and he was so good to us! We love you too!! This song kept coming to me…… When All Of God Singers Get Home…..Prayers for you and your family!! Lennis, Sharon and Nock Williams.

  15. RIP!!! You were a wonderful man!!! If you were lucky enough to know Eugene you knew what a fine man he was!!!! I’m lost at who to call for repairs and additions. A hard working man at the age of 78!! Rest easy my friend!!

  16. RIP!!! You were a wonderful man!!! If you were lucky enough to know Eugene you knew what a fine man he was!!!! I’m lost at who to call for repairs and additions. A hard working man at the age of 78!! Rest easy my friend!!

  17. We are so sorry for your loss. Eugene will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers will be with the family.

  18. Over 25 years ago Eugene was the main carpenter who built our home. He always had a big smile and would sing while working. You could tell he loved the Lord. I know he’s safely at home now on the streets of gold!

  19. Sure going to miss my Uncle Eugene…he always reminded me when I was little how much I loved stick butter. Prayers for all the family during this difficult time and may God give you comfort and peace 🙏

  20. Your spirit was always infectious and loving. How I will miss you so much dear friend but I praise God for his plan and know your testimony.

  21. So sorry for your loss,; we could always depend on Eugene for his knowledge or carpentry through the years! He was a great friend of mine and our family will never forget him. RIP Eugene, we will build something together again!

  22. So sorry for your loss. Our community will also suffer loss of a good man. Your family is in our prayers..

  23. I will always have the best memories of the the old house. We went to a one room school and my first love Helen, Eugene would tease me about that I also remember how he walked in his sleep and fell off the roof onetime. We laughed together many times and I am sad that I can’t attend the funeral to say farewell. God has received a new Angel and Eugene will always be in my memories

  24. So sorry for your loss! My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family!
    Teresa Curd and family!🙏🏽

  25. Sending up prayers for u and your family my deepest sympathy you’re in my thoughts and prayers God bless u with strength sorry for your loss. Kathy Slaughter

  26. We are so sorry for the passing of Eugene, a man that we loved and thought so much of. He was always the same where ever and when ever we saw him. prayers for you and the family

  27. So sorry for your loss. Love and prayers to his family during this difficult time.
    Jonathan and Meredith Myatt

  28. We are so very sorry for your loss. We thought the world of Eugene and enjoyed every minute working with him while he, Johnny, Earl, Roger and Larry built our dream home. He was so fun and patient and it was a pleasure. A Christian, kind man.
    Much love!

  29. So sorry for your loss he was always so kind and his light always shined bright for the Lord in all he did .Your family is in my thoughts and prayers 🙏🙏🙏

  30. So very very sorry. Eugene was truly a sweet soul. May the Good Lord send His Comfort and my prayers will be with you all. Will be missed by so many.

  31. Eugene was like family to me. This year he came to my house to make repairs. He repaired what I knew needed repairing as well as what he found that needed it as well. Then he wanted to make sure I was okay and told me pay him when I could and didn’t want me to be in any hurry or run short paying any other bills. He always gave me fatherly advice which was honest and out of true concern. I admired, trusted and loved Eugene and had security knowing he would come when I needed him. I will miss him but I also take comfort in knowing he is rejoicing in Heaven. He truly was one of the best men I’ve known. Praying for Glenda Sue and Roger, I love y’all.

  32. Eugene was like a member of my family. This year he came and made repairs that I knew needed repairing as well as what he found that needed it. He then would tell me to pay when I could and was always concerned that I didn’t run short paying other bills. He would give me fatherly advice that was honest, right and from his heart. I had a sense of security knowing he was there and always came when I needed him. He was one of the best and I will miss him so much, but I also am comforted in knowing he’s rejoicing in Heaven. Glenda Sue and Roger are in my prayers-I love y’all and am so sorry for your loss and saddened hearts.

  33. Dear Family,

    Years of being in fellowship, friendship and kinship, as a youngster has become an endearment that could not be measured in time, value or expression.

    Eugene’s gift of engaging people helped bring value to the human relationship.

    He like King David in the Psalms wanted to engage his God with the same vigor through praise and worship and I enjoyed the symphony of life when God was indeed worshipped in church or in work.

    Eugene often talked of my Dad who had incorporated both with the same vigor, yet with quietness of spirit.

    “For now we see through a glass darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.”– I Corinthians 13:12

    The grace and mercy that came to us through Jesus Christ and brought us into kinship with God has now brought Eugene “face to face” and into perfect praise! To God be the glory!

    with love and prayers,
    Gerald, Karen and Derek Wood

  34. I’m so sorry for your loss! I have so many great memories of Eugene! I love y’all!
    Shane I’m so sorry man!

  35. Wood family, We are so sorry for your loss. We will keep everyone in our prayers.

    Barry and Faye Landrum

  36. I’m so sorry for your loss! I have so many memories with Eugene . His always helped our family when we needed anything and he done a wonderful job building my house . You sure will be missed ! Always when I ran into you from time to time you always had a smile on your face and had stories to tell and I know you will telling them there . Prayers to your family.

  37. Donna, I’m so sorry for the loss of your dad. Love and Prayers for you! He was a special man and loved by many. I loved hearing him sing and he was such a blessing to so many people.

  38. Keeping each of you in our thoughts and prayers. Eugene will truly be missed. Lots of love.

    Bill and Donna Carver

  39. Will never forget all the good times especially at Christmas, playing football and basketball, softball in the spring. Also, great memories of times at Dover, church picnics & singings, reunions, and other family get-togethers. There are other faint memories, when really young, that I wanted you to explain. I wish comfort and strength to Sue, Roger, Donna, & Shane in the days ahead. Great love ❤️ from your nephew Jeff.

  40. Eugene was a friend of my daddy, Wayne Branham, and we made friends when he did some home improvements for us. I was roughly 8-9 years old. Eugene knew me from that day on, he made me feel loved each time we saw each other. I think he did that with many as he was such a wonderful soul to meet on the street..always had a smile to offer and a quick conversation. It had to be quick because Eugene was a busy man.
    He will be missed by many and our community will suffer a great loss. Peace be with you, his family, in the days to come. 🖤

  41. Sue we are so sorry to hear of Eugene passing. We loved to hear him sing Child od the King, wish we could hear him one more time. We love you. Our prayers and thought are with you.

  42. Our lives were blessed with Eugene as a friend. He was one of a kind. His laughter, his singing, his friendship and his love for the Lord will always be remembered. Keeping your family in our prayers now and in the days to come. May God bless you with comfort and peace.

  43. Sue, so sorry to learn of Eugens passing, he was such a friendly & sweet man, always loved to hear him sing, saw him about every day when i would go for my walk, seems inpossible, always loved your family, prayers for each of you, Nancy,& Louis Bennett

  44. Sue and Family- we are so sorry for your loss. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Terry and Kathy Proffitt.

  45. Sue,I am so sorry for your loss .You and your family have my sincere sympathy.You are in my thoughts and prayers.May the Good Lord give you peace,comfort.and strength .

  46. I am so sorry for your loss. These are sad times, but you can have peace of mind that Eugene is at rest. Just keep thinking about the good memories.

  47. We never knew Eugene as a carpenter but met him through singings at NHC. He loved those people and they loved him. I can see him now, with his eyes shut putting everything he had in singing for the Lord.
    Precious mems of a good man.❤️

  48. Sue, So sorry for the lost of your partner, and my friend. Eugene was a special man. Prayers for you and your family. GOD Bless.🙏🏻

  49. Sue, we were so very sorry to hear about Eugene’s passing. What a wonderful man. I have such fond memories of him. Always a smile on his face!! He will be greatly missed. Please know we are praying for you and your family. We love you.❤

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