David M. “Tootie” Wood
David M. “Tootie” Wood, 73, of Altha, Florida, passed away Monday, May 6, 2013.
He was a surveyor for the United States Geological Survey Department of the Interior for thirty-three years where he helped establish the GPS System in the United States; mapped the National Parks in the Eastern seaboard, Alaska, Puerto Rico, the Everglades, Okefenokee Swamp on foot and air boat, and also mapped the Smokie Mountains. He was a good friend to many and he loved people.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Lois (Willis) Lott, and his brother, Donald Wood.
Survivors include his wife of fifty-two years, Cheryl, of Altha; three sons, Roman Wood and wife, Angie, of Blountstown, Florida, Shawn Wood and wife, Sherry, of Chattahoochee, Florida, and Pace Wood and fiancé, Barbara Tinsley, of Altha; grandsons, Taylor Tootie Wood, Bryson Wood and Tristen Wood; and his dad, Hayward Lott, of Aiken, South Carolina.
A Celebration of Life gathering will be held at the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement in Blountstown at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, May 11. All are welcome to attend. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.
Adams Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements (phone 674-5449). Online condolences may be made at adamsfh.com.