US Air Force

Philip Everett Wood

February 13, 1961 ~ August 8, 2019 (age 58)


Philip Everett Wood, 58, of Cleveland, TN passed away August 8, 2019 at Tristar Centennial Hospital in a 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 US Air Force Staff Sgt. for 5 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 & Pauline Wood; Allen Ralph Holt & Jimmie Lucille Holt.

Survivors are his wife,  Nickecia “Kecia” Wood;  children, Philip Durelle ( Hayley) Wood, Chattanooga and Simon Alexis Black ;   mother & Step-father, Gwendolyn “Ralphene”  & Tolbert “TJ” Davis ;  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 18th at 2 p.m. in the chapel with Greg Funderburg and the Rev. Dr. Jim Lawson officiating.

In lieu of flowers or gifts of food, Memorial contributions may be made to the TryLove Foundation, Philip E. Wood Memorial Fund , 9454 Bradmore Lane, Suite 100, Ooltewah, TN  37363.

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

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



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August 18, 2019

12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Heritage Funeral Homes & Cremation Services (Chattanooga)
7454 E. Brainerd Road
Chattanooga, TN 37421

Funeral Service
August 18, 2019

2:00 PM
Heritage Funeral Home Chapel - Chattanooga
7454 E. Brainerd Road
Chattanooga, TN

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