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In Memory of

Richard Alan Wood

December 7, 1964 - September 8, 2017

Obituary


Richard Alan "Ricky" Wood, 52 of El Dorado was eternally healed on Friday September 8th 2017 in Little Rock. His faith became his eyes as he went to be with his Lord and Savior surrounded by his family and many close friends. He was born December 7, 1964 in Arkadelphia, Arkansas.

Survivors include his parents Leon and Betty Compton Wood of E l Dorado; his loving and devoted wife of 25 years, Stacey of El Dorado; a daughter Katelyn (Keith) and a son Austin (Olivia) of El Dorado; a brother Steve (Beth) of...

Richard Alan "Ricky" Wood, 52 of El Dorado was eternally healed on Friday September 8th 2017 in Little Rock. His faith became his eyes as he went to be with his Lord and Savior surrounded by his family and many close friends. He was born December 7, 1964 in Arkadelphia, Arkansas.

Survivors include his parents Leon and Betty Compton Wood of E l Dorado; his loving and devoted wife of 25 years, Stacey of El Dorado; a daughter Katelyn (Keith) and a son Austin (Olivia) of El Dorado; a brother Steve (Beth) of Pikeville, North Carolina; as well as many nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

A graduate of Louisiana Tech University in 1988 with a degree in business management. He married Stacey, the love of his life on September 12, 1992. He worked as an insurance agent for the Union County Farm Bureau for 24 years and was a member of Mt Union Baptist Church.

Ricky was very involved in his community including helping to found the Helping Hands ministry, he taught Sunday School, and was on many committees at the church. He was a big supporter of Junction City sports along with being a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Delta Waterfowl and the NRA.

Ricky faced his journey with cancer with unbelievable faith, endurance, and perseverance, which has been an inspiration to his family, friends, customers, nurses and all that have come in contact with him. The testimony of his walk with Christ was evident daily.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday Sept. 10th at Mt Union Baptist Church.

A celebration service will be a 10 am on Monday Sept. 11th at Mt. Union Baptist Church with Bro John Ayres officiating. Interment will follow at Smyrna Cemetery under the direction of Young's Funeral Directors.

Memorials may be made to Mt. Union Baptist Church, 653 Mt. Union Road, El Dorado, AR 71730.

The family wishes to thank everyone that has loved on Ricky through this battle: including Dr. Smart and staff, Dr. Krisht and staff especially Candy and Sharon, the NSICU staff at St. Vincent, all his friends, and everyone that took him treatments. A special thanks to Kenny Thurmon, devoted friend, that took him many times to Pine Bluff.

An online registry will be available at www.youngsfuneralhome.com.