Bro. Hershel Thomas Wood, age 88, of Rossville, GA, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, April 25, 2022.
Bro. Wood was born in Creswell, MD, on September 1, 1933, the son of the late Hurdle T. Wood and Thelma L Wood Grogan. He graduated from Bel Air High School in 1951. He accepted Christ as his personal Savior in 1961 while at work one day. He accepted the call of God to preach and spent a lifetime preaching and pastoring. Soon after his ordination in the early 1960s, he started his first church, Bel Air Baptist, and later started the Bethel Baptist Church in Benson, MD. He pastored ten years at Community Baptist Church in Chase, MD, and also pastored in Alabama, Illinois, and held evangelistic meetings throughout the Southeast. He enjoyed preaching and traveling for the Lord. He was a member of Harmony Baptist Church in Chattanooga for over 30 years.
In addition to his parents, Bro. Wood was preceded in death by his children’s mother, Mildred (Billie) Wood, and second wife, Rosa Wood; daughter, Kimberly Ann Simcox; sister, Margaret White, and brother, Rev. Jack Wood.
Survivors include his daughter, Donna Davis (Don) of Rossville, GA; son, Philip Wood (Kim) of Bel Air, MD; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life will be held Friday, April 29, 2022, at 1:00 P.M. at Heritage Funeral Home, East Brainerd Chapel. Officiating the service will be Pastor Mark Brandon, of Tiftonia Baptist Church and Pastor Tom McGuirt, of Savannah Bay Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Hamilton Memorial Gardens.
Gathering of Family & Friends will be held Friday from 11:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. at Heritage Funeral Home, East Brainerd Chapel.
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