Phillip Wood


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

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

He was U.S. Air Force staff sergeant for five years.

He 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.

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

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

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019,  at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Heritage Funeral Home and Cremation Services, with Greg Funderburg and the Rev. Dr. Jim Lawson officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Philip E. Wood Memorial Fund, TryLove Foundation, 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 on Aug. 18, from 12:30 until 2 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 E. Brainerd Road, Chattanooga.


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