Wood, Philip Everett

Former Air Force Sergeant Worked For Mars Chocolate For 30 Years

Sunday, August 11, 2019
Philip Everett Wood
Philip Everett Wood

Philip Everett Wood, 58, of Cleveland, TN passed away August 8, 2019 at Tristar Centennial Hospital in Nashville, TN. after a brief battle with cancer.

Born and raised in Charleston, TN., and a longtime resident of Cleveland, TN., Philip was employed with Mars Chocolate for the past 30 years.

He was U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. for five years.

Philip was an avid sports fan, especially the NBA, NFL, NCAA Sports, Olympic Sports and Wimbledon.   He was known for his “handsome smile” and loved a good debate on just about any subject.  He loved music, great food, and traveling.

He was a longtime member of Green’s Chapel Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Charleston, TN.

He was preceded in death by his father, Philip Wayne Wood;  and grandparents, Curtis and Pauline Wood; Allen Ralph and Jimmie Lucille Holt.

Survivors are his wife,  Nickecia “Kecia” Wood;  children, Philip Durelle ( Hayley) Wood, Chattanooga and Simon Alexis Black ;   mother and step-father, Gwendolyn Ralphene and Tolbert (T.J.) Davis of Cleveland;  sisters,  Sonya Paulette Pugh, Tanya Yvette Wood, all of Cleveland,  Cynthia (Antonia) Wood, Chattanooga;  brother, Gregory Allen (Tiffany) Wood, Cleveland;  grandson, Chance Isiah Wood, Chattanooga;  a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held Sunday, August 18, at 2 p.m. in the chapel with Greg Funderburg and the Rev. Dr. Jim Lawson officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Philip E. Memorial Fund, TryLove Foundation, 9454 Bradmore Lane, Suite 100, Ooltewah, TN  37363.

Visit www.heritagechattanooga.com to share condolences to the Wood Family and to view the memorial tribute.

The family will receive friends Sunday, August 18, from 12:30 p.m. until 2 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 E. Brainerd Road.


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