Thomas Wayne Wood Sr., 77, rural Culver, passed away at 5:35 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, at home in the care of his family.
Wayne was born the son of A.C. (Audrey) and Geanie Young Wood at Waterloo, Ala., on Feb. 22, 1943. He has been a life long resident of the area and was a Veteran of the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He retired in 2009 from Penn Harris Madison School Corporation as a school bus driver and did carpentry work in trailer manufacturing in his earlier years. He was a very talented musician, playing bass guitar and singing with the Hart City Band. His favorite was country music. He also loved gardening, canning, teaching his boys the talent of hunting, but most of all agitating his kids.
On July 12, 1969, he married the love of his life, Sharon Eads, who survives along with his four sons: Mark Porman and Brad, South Bend; Philip Porman (Shelly Siade) Culver; Thomas, Jr. (Stacie) Wood, Plymouth; and Wally (Tonia) Wood, Mishawaka; grandchildren: Crystal Porman and Jarvis, Michael Porman and Jessie, Virginia Wood, Taylor Wood, Morgan and Cody DeSmith, Neveah Mayea, Breann, Mayea, Devan Nayea and Tyler Wood. He was also blessed with seven great-grandchildren: Gage, Giana, Destiny, Ryland, Emery, Micah and Hunter; along with three brothers: Todd Catanzarite, Culver; Chuck (Judy) Wood, Mishawaka; and Dale (Debbie) Wood, Edwardsburg, Mich.
Wayne was preceded in death by his parents; a son: Timothy Porman; a sister: Ann Meziere; and a brother: Wallace Wood.
In honoring his wishes, cremation services will be provided. Memorial contribution to help defray expenses may be made to his family.