John Wight (Buddy) Wood was born 22 May 1926 to John Wight Wood Sr. and Carrie Lee Hall.
Siblings: Geneva R. Wood, Selma J. Wood, and Florence N. Wood
He died 23 August 1944

Seaman First Class

John Wood is buried at Lynhurst Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee.

The Knoxville Journal, August 25, 1944
John Wyatt (Buddy) Wood Jr., 18, was drowned near New York 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. Was on duty U.S. Navy. Had been in Navy 16 months. Formerly worked at Swan’s Bakery. Survivors: parents, Mr. and Mrs. John W. Wood; sisters, Mrs. Geneva  Guy, Misses June, Florence and Midgie Wood; grandmother and step-grandfather, Mr. and Mrs. J.S. Lee; step-grandmother, Mrs. F.B. Wood all of Knoxville. On arrival, body will be taken to the home of uncle, W.P. Hall, 2388 McCroskey Avenue.

  • Rank: Seaman First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 22 May 1926
  • Date of death: 23 August 1944
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Knoxville
  • Service Branch: Navy
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Lynnhurst Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XV, Top Panel
  • Contact us to sponsor John W. Wood Jr.

Image Gallery

Click a thumbnail below to view at full size.

Submit more information on this veteran →