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Elmer Donovan Wood, Jr.
  • Memorial donations in memory of Elmer Wood may be made to the First Presbyterian Church or the donor's choice.
  • First Presbyterian Church
    203 W. Calhoun
    El Campo, TX 77437

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“Mr Buddy, as you rejoice in heaven with the friends and loved ones who have left this earth we are in hopes that we will all have that great reunion...Read More »
1 of 49 | Posted by: Pete Surette - Manning, SC

“Another year has flown by, hopes that your days are filled with joy and no sicknesses! Looking forward to seeing you again one day! ”
2 of 49 | Posted by: Pete Surette - Manning, SC

“Mr. Wood was a wonderful teacher and I am very fortunate to have been his student. He was soft-spoken, patient and always a gentleman. His smile lit...Read More »
3 of 49 | Posted by: Jeanne Cerny Elder - Houston, TX

“Clydene, we give thanks for the life of your husband Elmer. May your heart be filled with many fond memories. We pray that God will bless you and...Read More »
4 of 49 | Posted by: Norma Thronburg - Waco, TX

“Such a sweet, sweet man. In my memories of school, he is one of the best! He was a gift to teaching. I wish there were more teachers like him...Read More »
5 of 49 | Posted by: Toni Praytor Hanson - Sugar Land, TX

“It was a chance in a lifetime to meet Mr. Buddy and his family through the unfortunate circumstances that occurred here in Clarendon County SC in...Read More »
6 of 49 | Posted by: Pete Surette Jr - Manning, SC

“Mrs. Wood and family, I was a student or Mr. Wood and have great memories of him. He was always so nice, had a great sense of humor, and told some...Read More »
7 of 49 | Posted by: Wanda Nall Hart - Silsbee, TX

“I was saddened to read about the passing of one of my best teachers, who taught me seventh grade math many years ago. And I wish all the best during...Read More »
8 of 49 | Posted by: Gary Preuss - Austin, TX

“Mr Wood was a wonderful man, and I was very fortunate to be one of his students, as well as a student of Mrs Wood. He was the kind of teacher that...Read More »
9 of 49 | Posted by: Melodie Kondrat Morrissey - MI

“I have many fond memories of my Uncle Buddy over the years. When I was a little kid we shot BB guns, played darts, etc. He was kind, intelligent,...Read More »
10 of 49 | Posted by: John Michael Timmins - AK

“Clydene, I was so sorry to hear of Buddy's death. I didn't hear in time to attend the funeral. You and he were both very special to me. ”
11 of 49 | Posted by: Mary Hartzog - Richmond, TX

“My deepest sympathy to you. Mr. Wood was a wonderful man and an exceptional teacher. God only makes a few men like Mr. Wood. He had a heart as big...Read More »
12 of 49 | Posted by: Simone Cerny Sanders - wharton, TX

“Mr. Wood was my 7th grade math teacher. He was very nice and I can still remember some of his class room stories. He will be missed. ”
13 of 49 | Posted by: K Bernard Holmes - Lake Jackson, TX

“My deepest condlences to the family. I remember riding my bike as a child and stopping to talk to Mr Wood. What a great man always fun to talk to....Read More »
14 of 49 | Posted by: Jayme Rocha - Bay City, TX

“Bill and I are saddened to hear of Buddy's death. Bill has so much affection for him and considered him a very good friend. We send love and prayers...Read More »
15 of 49 | Posted by: Gloria Poole Dowden - Shreveport, LA

“Mrs. Wood, Debbie and Family, my deepest sympathy and condolences to you. I was fortunate to have Mr. Wood and Mrs. Wood as teachers and they were 2...Read More »
16 of 49 | Posted by: Sylvia Garcia Falcon - El Campo, TX

“So sorry to hear of Mr. Wood passing. He was my favorite math teacher in school, and he taught us neighborhood kids some important life lessons...Read More »
17 of 49 | Posted by: Heath Bush

“Thinking of you and your family. Always loved getting together and sharing stories!!! He will missed very much. ”
18 of 49 | Posted by: Paul Timmons - Dacula, GA

“So sad for the loss of your husband and father. He was a very special man, teacher and friend to many. His smile and wit will be missed by all....Read More »
19 of 49 | Posted by: Faye & Jack Poskey - El Campo, TX

“You have our sincere sympathy. Mr. Wood was a wonderful man. He was the epitome of the teaching profession and always kind and patient. He will be...Read More »
20 of 49 | Posted by: Robert and Georgan Hendricks - TX

“Dear Mrs. Wood, Debbie and family, Mr. Wood will be missed by many. I cherish the visit we had not long ago. I have always looked up to him with...Read More »
21 of 49 | Posted by: Bobby Little - El Campo, TX

“This is the "Buddy" we will always remember. Love, Pat and Nancy ”
22 of 49 | Posted by: Pat and Nancy - Austin, TX

“Mr. Wood was the best teacher I ever had and I truly mean that. I remember him as being extremely kind. I had him in Jr. High. My condolences to...Read More »
23 of 49 | Posted by: Bernice Meinardus Turner - Groves, TX

“He was one of my favorite teachers! I can't imagine a world without Mr Wood. The world is a better place because he was here! ”
24 of 49 | Posted by: Teresa Berglund - Austin, TX

“It is a sad day indeed! My heart just sank when I heard the news! Buddy Woods was my favorite math teacher! I learned so much from him. He will most...Read More »
25 of 49 | Posted by: Wayne King - El campo, TX

“My prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult time.I heard about Mr. Wood's passing, and I felt a deep sadness. I shall miss my friend and...Read More »
26 of 49 | Posted by: Bart Arredondo - El Campo, TX

“We were very sad to hear the sad news. You will be in our thoughts & prayers Linda & Ken Kram ”
27 of 49 | Posted by: Linda Kram - El Campo, TX

“My sincerest condolences to all the Wood family. Mr. Wood was a very nice and friendly person, always had a smile and something to say. He will truly...Read More »
28 of 49 | Posted by: Patsy Junot - El Campo, TX

“We're so sorry to hear of Mr. Wood's passing. He was a teachers of ours and he and Clydene were good friends of my mother, Zella Hansen. He's...Read More »
29 of 49 | Posted by: James & Jeanne Hansen Sralla - TX

“I want to extend my sincere condolences to the family of Mr. Wood, he was one of my former teachers and he also worked and taught school with my...Read More »
30 of 49 | Posted by: Phyllis Williams Schooler - TX

“My condolences to the family.Mr Wood was the best teacher ever.I had hi a couple yrs .And he truly cared for his students and us learning..May he...Read More »
31 of 49 | Posted by: Nora Valdez - El Campo, TX

“He was such a sweet and funny man. Best math teacher I ever had! My sincere condolences to Clydene and her family. ”
32 of 49 | Posted by: Linda Kay hall ward - Victoria, TX

“Mr. Wood was always one of my favorite teachers. My condolences to his family. ”
33 of 49 | Posted by: dan conner - rockport, TX

“We are so shocked and sorry to learn of the passing of Mr. Wood. Mr. Wood was a fine man and will certainly be missed. Our condolences to the...Read More »
34 of 49 | Posted by: Irma Rocha - El campo, TX

“When I was in school, Mr. Wood was more than just a teacher. He was a friendly face that I looked forward to seeing each day. He always had a smile...Read More »
35 of 49 | Posted by: Gary Morton - Sealy, TX

36 of 49 | Posted by: FRANKIE & CAROLYN CERNOCH - TX

“I was so sad to hear of Mr. Wood's passing. He was a wonderful teacher and human being. He was my teacher in Jr, High, and one of my Dad's best...Read More »

“I'm sorry he looked so young and in good health such a lost for such a handsom man I know he will be missed ”
38 of 49 | Posted by: Tara Boyle - Graham, TX - Friend

“Mr. Wood was such a great inspiration to me. It is true how a teacher effects the lives of so many. They will never know how one act of kindness, one...Read More »
39 of 49 | Posted by: Rachel Salazar - Richmond, TX

“I am do sorry for your loss. Mr. Wood was one of my teachers. He was to nice and kind. ”
40 of 49 | Posted by: Chris Saenz - El Campo, TX

“My deepest condolences to the Family...He was A Wonderful Teacher. .. ”
41 of 49 | Posted by: Rose Ann Mansios Cordova - TX

“Debra, I am praying for the family for peace and understanding. Trust in God and lean not to your own understanding, acknowledge him and he will...Read More »
42 of 49 | Posted by: Robert Anderson - El Campo, TX

“I am so sorry to hear about your Dad, Husband and Grand father's passing. I pray God will give you the comfort, you need to feel His love.I know...Read More »
43 of 49 | Posted by: Darlene Pendleton - El Campo, TX

“I was sorry to hear that Mr. Wood passed away. What a great person he was. He was a friend to all students and he always knew you when you saw him. ...Read More »
44 of 49 | Posted by: Martin Strarup - El Campo, TX

“Blake-So sorry for you and your family's loss. You're in my thoughts during this difficult time. ”
45 of 49 | Posted by: Penny Wyatt - Middleborough, MA

“A true Gentleman! Always had time to stop, say Hi and chat. One of my favorite teachers. Mr. Wood you will be missed! God Bless. ”
46 of 49 | Posted by: Darryl Socha - EC

“You will be missed, Buddy. ”
47 of 49 | Posted by: Peter Photos - Attleboro, MA

“Dearest Blake and family,I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you go through this sad time. I'm hoping that the...Read More »
48 of 49 | Posted by: Monica Schott - Red Hook, NY

“Mr. Wood will be greatly missed! He was always smiling. I will miss his little visit at my desk to say hello. Our condolences to the family. ”
49 of 49 | Posted by: Paul & Kristie Rodriguez Family - TX

Elmer Donovan Wood Jr., 84 of El Campo passed away on March 5, 2014. He was born on February 5, 1930 in Montgomery, Alabama to the late Rev. Elmer Donovan Wood Sr. and Eliza Timmons Wood.

He was a teacher at El Campo ISD for 38 years, a U.S Army National Guard Veteran, an elder at First Presbyterian Church and a member of Garden of Memories Cemetery board of directors, Retired Teachers of Texas, Texas State Teacher Organization, and the American Legion Post 251.

Survivors include his wife Clydene DeFoor Wood of El Campo, daughter Debra Hamman and husband René of El Campo; grandson Blake Donovan Hamman of Attleboro, Mass.; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Margaret and Norman Treude of Kerrville; 9 nieces and 6 nephews; and numerous great nieces and nephews.

Elmer was preceded in death by his parents; sisters Sally Canfield, Joanna Anthony, and Kate Timmins; and brother Richard H. Wood.

The family will receive friends from 4:30 pm to 6 pm Friday, March 7, 2014 at Triska Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at 2 pm on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at the First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Chuck Kimball officiating.

Pallbearers will be Willard Bergstrom, Peter Photos, Scott Treude, Leon Macha, Larry Russell, and Gerald Grogan.

Memorial donations in memory of Elmer Wood may be made to the First Presbyterian Church or the donor's choice.

Condolences for the family may be left online at

Triska Funeral Home El Campo, Texas 979-543-3681