Reuel Lowell Wood

The passing of Reuel Lowell Wood “Woody” Born to a Quaker family on December 26, 1911. Lowell or “Woody” as he was more commonly known grew up and attended primary through Highschool in Knightstown, Indiana. Upon graduation he moved to Buffalo, NY where he worked for Consolidated Aircraft, and attended night school for production and design engineering. During the Second World War he worked at BELL Aircraft Corporation and notably was Chief Production Engineer for the BELL P-39 AiraCobra aircraft. Woody was a master designer, craftsman, engineer, manufacturer, and production specialist. He mastered both metal, and wood material design and building. His mechanical acumen was second to none. He was a successful business man in the tool and die industry. He was an avid aircraft, auto, and motorcycle enthusiast. Notably he held a Private Pilots license, and an active Florida Drivers license til 107 years old. Woody’s Love of Music and Dance spanned a lifetime of commitment and enjoyment. He was a multitalented musician with brass and woodwind instrument, and played the piano. He enjoyed “Big Band” music and was an avid ballroom dancer until 109 years old. Woody was a resident mechanical genius and problem solver serving the needs of anyone and everyone who came to him for help. He made time for everyone. Woody was the embodiment of his Quaker upbringing, and it is widely agreed upon by all who knew and LOVED him that he lived life as close to that of Christ ever witnessed. It has also been said that “Woody lived Life to the fullest, up to the moment that he left us.” Woody went to be with his heavenly family and our Lord and savior in the early morning hours of September 4th. He will be sorely missed. He is survived by: The Wilbur Wood family of California. The Burl Wood family of Lindsey, CA. The Phil Wood family of Baxter, IA. The Mary Bevins family of Washington State. The family of Woody’s sister Vivian. Nephew Bill (Gayle) Besosa; Great Nieces, Janine (Steve) Richardson; Anne (Larry) Cremeans; Maria (Nick) Nichols;Cindy Besosa; Great Nephews Steve Saenz; David Besosa; Four Great-great nephews and niece, and five Great-great-great nephews and niece. Pre deceased by niece Carmen Saenz. Daughter Pat (Mick) Kilbourne; Grandsons and grand daughters Richard (Lori) Williams, and their four children Lindsey, Owen, Evan, and Heath Lowell. Robin (Brett) Jones, and their two sons Tyler and Jacob. Billy (Brandi) Williams, and their four children Morgan and Jack; Tracy (Joe) Vignaroli and their children Gunner, Gavin, and Gianna. Dear Friends; Don (Donna) Meister; Loving and dedicated caregiver Gloria (Marcos) Roldan; Dance Partner and Loving friend Irene Snyder. His entire extended “GREATEST GENERATION” Dance family of the Kennedy Center.