Hugh Alan Wood, age 81, of Ozark, Missouri, passed away peacefully Thursday, January 23, 2020, in his home with his family by his side. He was born September 10, 1938, in Dogwood, Missouri, the son of Hulet E. and Leota (Garrison) Wood. On April 6, 1960, he was united in marriage to the love of his life Joanna Bacorn and this union was blessed with two daughters.
Alan retired from the Dayco Corporation. After retirement, he enjoyed helping his cousin, Fred Haynes, with his insulation business. In 1980, Alan and his family moved to Lebam, Washington, where he worked as a log truck driver for his cousin, Howard Wood. In 1986, they returned to Missouri awaiting the birth of their first grandchild.
Alan enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping with his friends and family. His greatest joy was his grandchildren and his great-grandchildren.
Alan was preceded in death by his parents; step-father, Frank Harris; wife, Joanna, nephew; Hulet Wood; and his best buddy, Basil Garland and special friend, Joe Griffin.
Alan is survived by his daughters, Cindy Venable and Debbie Shattuck (Mike), all of Ozark, MO; brother, Robert Wood, Buffalo, MO; sister, Holly Frasher (Dwayne), Peculiar, MO; grandchildren Kylie Gallegos (Daniel), Albuquerque, NM, Jesika Venable (Caleb Clem), Ozark, MO and Wyatt Shattuck, Ozark, MO; honorary daughter, Faye Griffin, Detroit, MI; honorary granddaughter Taylre Garrison (Nick), Springfield, MO; great-grandchildren Parker and Paxton Gallegos, Albuquerque, NM, and Evan Clem, Ozark, MO; several other caring relatives and many good friends.
Visitation will be held Monday, January 27, at 5:00 p.m. at Barnes Family Funeral Home in Ozark, with a celebration of life following at 6:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be shared at www.barnesfamilyfuneral.com.