Joseph William (Bill) Wood, age 53, of Lamar, Missouri, passed away July 22, 2011, at Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler, MO. He was born January 1, 1958, in Illinois to John Wood and Betty Ann Dickerson.
He graduated from Turner High School in Kansas City, Kansas. After graduation Bill served in both the Navy and Army. After his discharge, he worked for a period of time as a CNA at area nursing homes.
Bill was preceded in death by his father and step-mother.
Survivors include: one daughter, Stacy Asten-Ross of Milo, MO; one granddaughter, Allison, and another grandchild on the way; and many other relatives and friends.
Final disposition was cremation. A memorial service will be at a latter date. Arrangements are under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home.