Troy Wayne Wood, age 75, passed away peacefully at his home in Birch Bay, WA on Saturday, June 15, 2013. He was born in Winfield, Alabama to Grace and Albert Wood. In 1951 the family moved to California and Troy graduated from Benicia High
School in 1955. He served in the Vietnam War in Germany, and was a member of the Free Mason's Benicia Lodge #5. Troy was an Apprentice and Journeyman at Mare Island Naval Shipyard. In November of 1967 he was initiated into the Plumbers & Steamfitters local 343 in Vallejo, CA. From there, he transferred from Vallejo to Local 40 in Bellingham, WA in 1974, and retired as a member of local 26 in Lacy, WA in 1998. He was a loyal Union member for 45 years.
Troy enjoyed traveling, Thursday night card games with the guys and watching the Mariners and Seahawks.
He is survived by his wife Barbara of 39 years, daughter Linda Stockton, step-children; Gary McGee, Michelle (Rob) Reed, step-grandchildren Caitlin Reed and Matthew Reed, step-great grandchild Brian Reed, sisters Deliska (Ray) Metzger and Marie (Sandy) Sandford and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Grace and Albert Wood, brother Hershel and sister Ludeen Vance.
The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation and thanks to Whatcom Hospice Foundation for the wonderful care given to Troy. At his request no services will be held.