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Maurice Wood '49 December 19, 2018 2:37 PM updated: December 19, 2018 2:42 PM

Richardson-Colonial Funeral Home obituary
Port Lavaca, TX

Maurice G Wood
FEBRUARY 21, 1928 – DECEMBER 17, 2018

Murice G. Wood, 90, of Port Lavaca passed away December 17, 2018. He was born February 21, 1928 in Port Lavaca to Warren L. Wood and Lora Smith Wood. Maurice graduated from Calhoun High School in 1945. He was the Class President and member of the Football Team where he was an all-district tightend under Coach Billy Saylor. He received his Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from Texas A&M in 1949. He worked as the Calhoun County Clerk for many years then served as the Sheriff and later worked for the State Jail Commission out of Austin until his retirement. He loved spending time hunting, fishing and playing cards. Maurice was a former member of the Port Lavaca Texas Jaycees and was a Presbyterian. He is survived by his son, Ricky L. Wood (Teresa); daughter, Judith A. Wood (Terri de la Fuente); grandchildren, Brian A. Wood (Ashleigh), Shawna Gale Hartl (Scott) and Kelli Brooke Goff (David); and great-grandchildren, Laynie and Brileigh Wood, Brooke and Fisher Hartl and Clayton and Elli Goff. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Cayloma “Polly” Wood; parents; and brothers, Wayne, Alton and Gene Wood. Visitation will be Saturday, December 22, 2018 from 11-12 p.m. at Richardson-Colonial Funeral Home. Funeral Services will begin at 12 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Wayne Fenske officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Gardens. Pallbearers are Brian Wood, Wesley Mullins, Scott Hartl, David Goff, Clay Brett and Jimmy Hayes. Honorary pallbearers are Dennis Pustejovsky, Leiland Cox, Tommy Parrott, Butch Housworth and L.C. Gossett. Memorial donations may be made to the Heritage Center or your choice of charity. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at

Cayloma "Polly" Wood, Wife
Warren L. Wood, Father
Lora Alice Wood, Mother
Judith A. Wood, Daughter
Ricky L. Wood, Son
Wayne Wood, Brother
Alton Wood, Brother
Gene Wood, Brother
Brian A. Wood, Grandchild
Shawna Gale Hartl, Grandchild
Kelli Brooke Goff, Grandchild
Laynie Wood, Great Grandchild
Brileigh Wood, Great Grandchild
Brooke Hartl, Great Grandchild
Fisher Hartl, Great Grandchild
Clayton Goff, Great Grandchild
Elli Goff, Great Grandchild

Brian Wood
Wesley Mullins
Scott Hartl
David Goff
Clay Brett
Jimmy Hayes
Dennis Pustejovsky, Honorary Pallbearer
Leiland Cox, Honorary Pallbearer
Tommy Parrott, Honorary Pallbearer
Butch Housworth, Honorary Pallbearer
L.C. Gossett, Honorary Pallbearer


Heritage Center
2104 W. Austin St, Port Lavaca, Texas


11:00 am - 12:00 pm

123 Newlin St
Port Lavaca, Texas 77979

Funeral Service
12:00 pm

123 Newlin St
Port Lavaca, Texas 77979

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