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Jimmie Boyd WoodJimmie Boyd Wood, 86, passed away Sunday morning, February 10, in Hot Springs, AR. He was born June 15, 1932, in Okolona, MS to Marshall Spiva and Carlie Lou Wood. His family lived in Wren, MS until he was six and they moved to Aberdeen, MS where he lived until November 2017. Jimmie graduated from Aberdeen High School in 1950. He enlisted in the Army, serving two years in the Korean War in the Dixie Division and later in the National Guard where he retired as a Colonel. Jimmie worked for Dryden Mfg. Company with his brother-in-law David Dryden in Wren. He attended Mississippi State University in Starkville. Jimmie met Ann Andrews in 1954 and married in August of 1955. Jimmie’s professional career was with Kerr-McGhee Chemical Corp. in Hamilton, MS for 32 years. He was a life long member of the First Presbyterian Church in Aberdeen where he served as Deacon, Elder, and Trustee. He was a Charter Member of the Aberdeen Country Club. Jimmie loved his Mississippi State Bulldogs! Survivors include his wife, Barbara Ann Andrews Wood ,to whom he would have been married to for 64 years in August, 2019; Daughter Melinda Wood Hatcher (Robert A. Hatcher, Jr) of Hot Springs, AR; grandchildren Marshall Andrews Hatcher (Emma Morehouse Hatcher) of Memphis, TN, Katherine Almond Hatcher of New York City, NY, Robert Wood Hatcher (Adalenne Cole Hatcher) of Hernando, MS and great-grandson, Robert Alvin Hatcher, III; Melody Dryden Beatty, niece of Denver, CO and nephew Mike Dryden of Wasilla, AK. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister Virginia Early Dryden and a son Marshall Jeffry Wood.
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