Wood, Marie Dyke

Retired After 30 Years As Hamilton County Educator

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Marie Dyke Wood, 100, of Soddy Daisy, Tennessee, died on Monday, December 17, 2012. 

She was a member of the Soddy United Methodist Church and a member of the Eastern Star Mayflower Chapter No. 430. Ms. Wood retired from the Hamilton County Department of Education after 30 years as a school teacher.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter T. Wood, Jr.; and a son, Walter George Wood.

She is survived by her daughters, Mary Edith Snider; Martha (Joseph) Hager; seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 22, at the Soddy United Methodist Church, with Reverend Ken Scoggins officiating.

Condolences and memories may be shared at www.williamsonandsons.com. 

Arrangements are by Williamson & Sons Funeral Home, 8852 Dayton Pike, Soddy Daisy, Tn. 37379. 


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