Maurice G. Wood, 90, of Port Lavaca, passed away Dec. 17, 2018. He was born Feb. 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 tight end under Coach Billy Saylor. He received his Bachelor of Science degree 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 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 is from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 22, at Richardson-Colonial Funeral Home. Funeral Services will begin at noon 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, L.C. Gossett and Rusty Wood.
Memorial donations may be made to the Heritage Center or your choice of charity.
Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.richardsoncolonial.com.