Served in the U.S. Navy

John Buchanan Wood, 72, of Jefferson City passed away on Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at University of Missouri Hospital. He was born June 29, 1940, in St. Louis, a son of Worley Drinkwater and Marie Adele (Buchanan) Wood.

On December 6, 1980, John was united in marriage at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Hartsburg to Shirley Mae Woods, who survives at their home.

A proud veteran of the U.S. Navy and member of the United Church of Christ, John presently attended Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Hartsburg. He worked for many years in boat sales at Port Arrowhead Marina and was the owner of Inland Marine Sales at Lake of the Ozarks. John was also an avid scuba diver, photographer and certified member of the Board of Realtors.

Other survivors include his two children: Christopher Wood and wife Linda of St. Louis, Michael Petershagen and wife LaDonna of Jefferson City; six grandchildren: Courtney, Emma, Katherine and Andrew Wood and Logan and Landon Petershagen; two siblings: Thomas Wood and wife Alice of Foristell, Barbara Jeanne Checkett and husband Richard of Leesburg, Florida; five nieces and numerous cousins.

Friends will be received from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday at Houser-Millard Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 29, 2013, at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Hartsburg with Rev. Lyn Heying officiating. Interment will follow in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church Building Fund. Arrangements are under the direction of HOUSER-MILLARD Funeral Directors, 2613 W. Main, (573) 636-3838. Condolences may be left for the family online at