of Clarksville, AR
June 13, 2020
MSG Kevin Wood, 48 years old of Clarksville, Arkansas passed away June 13, 2020 at his home with his loved ones by his side. He was born on October 8, 1971 to Mr. Norman and Joann (Holman) Wood in Ozark, Arkansas. MSG Kevin Wood was an invaluable member of the Arkansas National Guard. During his over 24 years of service to our country, he was a leader and a mentor to countless service members. Kevin served as a Platoon Sergeant during Operation Noble Eagle. He served as a 1SG of C/2-142 FA during their deployment to Talli, Iraq. MSG Kevin Wood received numerous awards for his dedicated service to our country including the Bronze Star Medal. He was a loving husband, father, son, brother, grandfather, and friend. Kevin was a faithful man and loved to serve his Lord and Church. Kevin was a member of East Mt. Zion Church in Clarksville, where he served his church as a Deacon.He enjoyed sailing, hunting, and fishing in his free time. Kevin loved to spend his time with his family. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Lawrence Holman, Jeff, and Elsie Wood. Survivors include his wife of 26 years, Shelly (Poteete) Wood of the home; his two sons, Kolbey Wood of Clarksville, Keaton and wife Bethany Wood of Clarksville, one daughter Jordan and husband Nathan Yates of Coal Hill, two grandchildren: Adelie Yates and Kaelynn Renee Wood, his father Norman and wife Diane Wood of Clarksville, mother Joann Wood of Clarksville, two brothers: Jeff and wife Brenda Wood of Clarksville, Dale and Jean Wood of Clarksville, grandmother Lola Woods of Lamar, father and mother in law Mike and Joy Wilson of Coal Hill, two step sisters: Deanna and husband Cody Pearrow of Clarksville, Andrea and husband Andrew Archer of Clarksville, a host of other family and friends.Kevin will have an open visitation Tuesday and Wednesday, June 16 & 17, 2020 between 10:00-4:00 pm at Roller-Cox Funeral Home. Family will receive friends and family 6:00-8:00 P.M., Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel. MSG Kevin Wood's funeral service will be at 10:00 A.M., Thursday, June 18, 2020, at East Mt. Zion Church, with Bro. Robbie Jackson officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Vernon Cemetery with Jeff Wood, Dale Wood, Keaton Wood, Kolbey Wood, Nathan Yates, and Monty Watts serving as Pall Bearers. Honorary pallbearers will be the Deacons of East Mt. Zion Church. We are complying with the Arkansas Department of Health guidelines and limiting indoor funeral attendance at East Mt. Zion Church to 154 people at one time. All attendees must provide and wear their own masks before entering. We are complying with the Arkansas Department of Health guidelines and limiting indoor visitations to 50 people at one time. All attendees must provide and wear their own masks before entering.The arrangements are under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home 754-2201.
Heartfelt sympathy for your loss. I will always remember Kevin as such a wonderfully nice and happy person.
Such an honor to have known and worked with Kevin over the last several years. He touched so many lives in big ways, including mine. Continued prayers for the family 🙏🏻
Deepest heartfelt condolences
Will Miss Kevin dearly. He always had a hug and a smile to give. Love and prayers to you all.
Kevin was truly a man of God and one of the greatest examples to everyone who knew him! He will be missed but never forgotten! Sending prayers of comfort for you Shelley as well as the boys and whole family!
Praying for the family
An amazing Mentor, Soldier, and Friend! Kevin's personality always brought a smile to my face and made my day!
Love u all...
Truly an honor to serve with such a great man of faith. Kevin was a mentor to me in the Army and life. He was an inspiration and I feel blessed to have known him.
I’m so sorry for your loss. You all are in my prayers. 🙏🙏
No words can ever explain the loss of someone as special as Kevin. I will always smile and laugh when I think of all the memories since childhood. He was an amazing man and will be truely missed. May the Lord be with all those who knew him and loved him and give you comfort and peace during this time of loss. Prayers.
Kevin will truly be missed. We offer prayers of comfort and healing for the entire family.
Kevin I love you will miss you so much love his wife Shelley and the kids I will see you again say hi to my dad and sister
Sorry I couldn't be there in person with this covid virus out. I hope everybody is staying strong through this tough times .
Sending my deepest condolences and prayers to the Wood family. I was fortunate enough to know and serve with Kevin in 2nd Battalion, 142nd Field Artillery Brigade for over sixteen years. Kevin was an exceptional Soldier and a genuine and talented leader and mentor. It didn’t matter if he just met you or if he knew you for many years, Kevin always made a positive impression on everyone he encountered, and he always put a smile on your face. I will never forget Kevin’s big heart and mischievous smile, and I will cherish the time we served together forever.
There has been no kinder, more honorable or more understanding man, ever. Our deepest condolences as our hearts ache for your loss.
Shelly and family, We are so sorry for your loss Kevin was an amazing man and was a great friend to Ricky. We love you guys and if you need anything please let us know Love. Ricky and Kit
Sending prayers for you all.so sorry.
Praying for your family.
Sorry for your loss praying for your family.
Prayers for the family...Jeania
Thoughts and prayer for the Wood family.
I am so sorry to hear of Kevin's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with family at this time.
Thank you for your guidance you will be missed by many but never forgotten.
I will keep the family in prayer
I'm so sorry for your loss Shelly I send my condolences there's a whole family may God be with you at this time
My sincere condolences to family and friends . Prayers for y'all .
To all the family of Kevin we send our condolences.
I got to work with Kevin at Ft. Chaffee for a couple years. I thought the world of him, terribly sorry to hear this news. I have comfort knowing he was a believer and is with his eternal father now. My thoughts and prayers are with all his family for their loss.
It's hard to find the words to write. Kevin & his family meant so much to me growing up. He was always one of my best friends, and as an adult he became the hero I always knew he was. My heart and my prayers are with Shelly & his family.
Dale, Jeff, Tawny and all the rest of your family I am praying God wraps his loving arms around you and comforts you as only he can. I remember Kevin as being a hard working man, not just in the military but as a soldier for Christ. His battle is won and I know he has brought many to Christ. May you Rest In Peace sir and May God shelter and protect your loved ones.
Praying for Shelly and the rest of the family. The Wood family has and always be very dear to us!!!
Kevin and I were childhood friends and even back then he stood out as an amazing young man. It's clear that he grew into a great man, father and husband. He will be missed.
Thinking of you in this time of loss. Kevin was one of the good guys, always had a smile and a kind word for everyone.
Sorry for your loss. May God be with the family during this time.
RIP My Brother in Arms! Prayers for the Family. Our loss is Heaven's Gain.
Prayers for God to comfort you and your family during this time and beyond.
Sorry for your loss
He was a fine man
I am so sorry for the loss of Kevin. My prayers go out for the woods family.
Bless you and your family.sorry for your loss .prayers .dolly sinor tate
A life well lived. I salute you Kevin.
Where do I start..you have been a wonderful friend to us. We have been on several mission trips and could always count on you for help. We were talking the other night about when you cooked balut (cooked duck eggs) you would laugh so hard every time when the students would gag...well..we were all actually laughing pretty hard.So many memories with you Shelly and the boys. We have always loved y’all like family. We are so heartbroken that you are gone. The Lord was ready for you to come home but our hearts were not. We will treasure our memories of you and the smile that you always wore. We will rest knowing your pain is gone and you are with the Lord above. We love you Kevin.John 14:3And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.Todd, Tracy and Clay Wilson ♥️
We are truly sorry for your loss. The Wood family is in our prayers.
Kevin Wood was an amazing man who held on tightly to his faith in God. Every time I would go to East Mount Zion, Kevin would look forward to see me and ask how I was with a big smile on his face. My condolences for the entire family, and I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers and thoughts for you all. Kevin is now with God and is at peace.
Keeton, I am so sorry about the loss of your dad. Praying for you, Beth and the rest of your family. Call if you need to talk.
Kevin was a dear friend and a great person. We went to high school and church together until I moved away. He was a wonderful person, with many great qualities, but I will always remember how kind he always was to me.
I didn't know Kevin but I know some of his family, kind loving people. Prayers for you all and my heart felt condolences.
I had the honor to serve with Top, great man and a great inspiration. We lost a hero, but gained another soldier in God's army. Till we meet again...
We are heartbroken and share in the grief of all Kevin's family and friends.
Kind and wonderful man, always wore a smile. Will truly be missed.
You will be missed brother kevin. Thank you again for having my back in Iraq you will not be forgotten. Untill Valhalla brother.
So sad losing such a good man, friend, husband, father and brother. He will truly be missed, heaven has gained a great warrior. Love you Kevin.
Rest in peace brother
I am the ride captain with the Patriot Guard Riders that will be escorting this Hero. I did not know Mr. Wood but from talking to friends of mine that did, it was my loss that we never got to meet. Rest in peace brother.
Prayers for all the Wood family and friends of Kevin. Kevin Wood was an incredible Christian man. He always had a smile on his face. And he was always willing to talk to you about anything. He was one of the very few decent human beings. If you had ever spoken to him or been around him consider yourself lucky. I know he is in heaven with that big smile enjoying his afterlife. Rest In Peace Kevin. You will be greatly missed by thousands and thousands. Shelly you are one lucky lady to have known Kevin all those years!! Candi and Allen Tabor
Kevin was a great man and will be missed by many! Our hearts and prayers go out to the Wood family. Rest In Peace Brother!
Kev-O....It was a pleasure serving with you and having the honor of knowing you as a great soldier , leader, husband, father and man of GOD. You showed compassion, leadership and much needed patience with soldiers such as me (On more than one occasion). You will be greatly missed and you will never be forgotten. Until we meet again my friend...Love ya Brother.
I will miss you, brother but I will see you again someday.
Hard to find the words to express the deep loss we are feeling. Praying the family finds comfort & rest knowing we will see Kevin again one day. God is sufficient to meet our needs.Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord himself, is the Rock eternal. Isaiah 26:4Much love,Darlene & Dean
Kevin was a great man , he will be missed . Prayers for the family .
So sorry for your loss-our thoughts and prayers are with you all-Love Always
From one Soldier to another Brother in Arms, Salute!! I am very sorry for your loss, and my Prayers are with all of the Wood Family. May Kevin Rest in Peace..Amen.
So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with all of yall
God's blessings go with cousin Kevin. Loving prayers to his loved ones mother Joann, wife Shelley,children, brothers Dale and Jeff, Wood/Holman families. Peace be unto you.🙏🕯🌿
Sending my thoughts and prayers to the Wood family today and the coming weeks.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Please accept our condolences.The Bates Family
To shelly and the whole Wood family. We are sorry. Our prayers are with you all. Dale we love you.
So sorry for your loss . Sending prayers to your family to find peace and comfort . Kevin was a great guy. Rest in peace buddy you will be missed by many .
I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. Kevin was a faith filled follower of Christ and impacted many lives with his time here on earth. Praying for Shelly, his children and your family. May God bless you all.
A great Christian man who is a true friend! The English language cannot accurately describe the character of this man. Nor can it describe our love and respect for him. I envy his journey to be with our Lord Jesus Christ and mourn with Shelly, his family,and friends! Well done Kevin Wood well done!
I may very sorry for your loss. I pray God’s peace for the family during this time of mourning.
We are so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for peace for you all.
My Heart goes out to each of you all in this difficult time. May you find comfort in the Lord today & all the days foward. God Bless you & Prayers for you.
Praying for you guys, asking God to hold you all just a little tighter!!
My Heart goes out to each of you all in this difficult time. May you find comfort in the Lord today & all the days foward. God Bless you
Prayers for the Woods family. So sorry for the loss. RIP Kevin.
Shelly, sending prayers your way. I know you know he's with our Lord now and not hurting. Susan
Go rest high on that mountain my friend
My heart is so broken over this news. Kevin was such a great man! Prayers for his sweet family.
Such an amazing man of God, a fisher of men. But our tears our both happy and sad knowing he is in his eternal home. I know he was welcomed with open arms and "Well done, my good and faithful son." We should all strive for his legacy. Prayers to Shelly and all of the family.
Very sorry for your loss. Prayers for all the family.
Prayers for Shelley and family. May God bring you comfort and peace during this time.
He was such a nice guy. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Shelly, Joann, Dale, Jeff, Kevin’s children and grandchildren, and family,Praying for strength and comfort for you all. Kevin’s outwardly faith was an inspiration to me. I prayed daily for his healing and now he is healed completely. I also pray for your transition into new lives without your husband, son, dad, grandpa, cousin, uncle, grandson and friend. God bless you all,!
so sorry for your loss, praying for the entire family for strength!!
Peace and comfort for you and your family. God bless.
Praying for all of you that the Lord will give you peace and courage through this difficult time. Kevin was so loved and respected by so many. His testimony was so strong through his journey. We sang my favorite song in church this morning (It is Well) and the tears just flowed because I could just see Kevin sitting at the foot of Jesus praising him for his healing. In the song it says, “ this mountain that is in front of me will be thrown into the midst of the sea. And through it all, through it all, My eyes are on you, and through it all, through it all, It is Well with me. “. Kevin was so strong in his faith through it all and I know it is well. I’m sure he was greeted by the Lord with “Well done, my good and faithful servant!” We can rest in knowing we will see him again some day but that doesn’t lessen the pain we feel now on this earth. Praying for comfort and peace through the days ahead for every one of you. ❤️ Love always, Mistie (Hill) Ford and family ❤️
So sorry for your loss . Praying for you all
Our hearts are broken over this loss.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you
So sorry for your loss. Praying for Shelly and rest of the family.