Michael E. “Woody” Wood, 66, Bremen, passed away at 6:09 a.m., Friday, Aug. 21, 2020, in Memorial Hospital of South Bend surrounded by family. Woody was born in Mishawaka, to Robert and Opal Wood, both deceased.
He is survived by his wife Mary (Collins), his daughter Brittany (Joey) Parks, four grandchildren, Brennan, Jaxson, Enzo and Chaise; his sister Judy Ann (Dale) Helpingstine and sister in law, Nancy Collins. Father and Mother in law, Thomas (Helen) Collins, sisters in law, Connie (Matt) Lentsch, brothers in law, Mike (Tracy) Collins, Pat Collins, Keven (Amy) Collins, along with several nieces and nephews. His brother Robert S. (Bud) Wood, his son Michael J. Wood and brother in law, Terry Collins preceded him in death.
He graduated from Mishawaka High School in 1972. After graduating, he worked at Selmers and Bendix, before he started Woody’s Paint Shop in 1984. Over the next 32 years he built the company into a very successful business mainly selling paint to the RV industry. He started Woody’s Paint Shop in 2009 painting RV’s.
Woody had a very infectious personality. Once you met him, you never forgot him. He had many friends. Unfortunately, Michael had numerous health issues which he battled bravely for many years.
Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m., Friday, Aug. 28, in Community Gospel Church, 68893 State Road 331, Bremen. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 29, in the church with one hour of visitation prior. Mausoleum entombment will follow in Bremen Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to be made to Hope for HIE, P.O. Box 250472, West Bloomfield Township, MI 48325. Masks are required and social distancing will take place.