MT. JULIET -- Funeral services have been scheduled for Friday, April 2 at the Victory Baptist Church for Mr. Robert Lee "Bob" Wood, Sr., 70, of Old Hickory. Founder of ATS Southeast, Inc., Mr. Wood died Mar. 30, 2010.
Most recently, he served as VP Development at Wood Group Enterprises and was a 14-year Trustee of Belmont University. Born in Fort Worth, TX to James and Frances Wood, he was a veteran, having served in the United States Army and continued his service with the United States Army Reserve until being honorably discharged.
He attended William and Mary and Trevecca Universities, as well as Draughons Junior College. Mr. Wood originally came to Nashville to work at H G Hills, where he was employed for many years. He later worked for Terminal Freight (Sears) before starting his own logistics company, ATS Southeast, Inc. (formerly Rent-A-Driver, Inc.), from where he retired last year. He was a member of Victory Baptist Church, a member of The Jere Baxter-Edgefield Masonic Lodge #254 and an Al Menah Shriner. Mr. Wood was a member of the Music City Bop Club and owner of Dance Discovery. He was also a supporter of numerous charities and the performing arts, including the Nashville Symphony and Schermerhorn Symphony Center.
Visitation, Friday from 12 Noon until the service at Victory Baptist Church. Services will be conducted by Rev. Chuck Groover and Dr. Raymon Leake. Interment will follow at Hermitage Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include: his wife Joetta Hill Wood of Old Hickory; children Robert "Bobby" L. (Mary Kay) Wood, Jr. and Reena (fiancé, Sean) Wood-Smith -- all of of Mt. Juliet; children by marriage Tana (Bryan) Lewis of Nashville and Mark (Jennifer) Hill of Mt. Juliet;
Also surviving are grandchildren Kelsie and Robert "Trey" L. Wood III, Chipper and Caitlyn Smith, Alyssa and Sam Wood, Peyton and Gracie Hill and Sadye Lewis; siblings Joe (Sherry) Wallace Wood, Jean Branch and Joan Howell; mother-in-law Daisy Daniel; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Mr. Wood was preceded in death by his wife, Naomi H. Wood; son Stephen W. Wood; father U.S. Army Chaplain, Lt. Col. James A. Wood, Sr.; mother Frances M. Wood; and brothers John Wood and James A. Wood, Jr.
Active pallbearers will include Darren Davenport, Sean Flanagan, Allen Hamilton, Mark Hill, Dale Saxon and Todd Wood. Honorary: Joe Wallace Wood, Ollie Cole, Jim Dickerson and the Mackinac Island "Grand" Friends. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Bob's honor to the Wood Family Memorial Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 312, Mt. Juliet, 37121.
Arrangements made by Hermitage Funeral Home, Old Hickory.