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1957 Christopher 2021

Christopher Mark Wood

January 15, 1957 — August 20, 2021

Christopher Mark Wood, 64, beloved father and husband, went home to be with the Lord on August 20, 2021. He was born in Coral Gables, Florida to the late Rex and Virginia Wood.


Chris is survived by his wife of 38 years, Valerie, son Caleb and wife Taylor, and daughter Amelia-Faith. Sister, Lucinda (Cindy) and husband Gary Whitehead, and step-father John Koolman.


Growing up in a military family, Chris moved extensively and has resided in Florida, California, Alabama, Ohio, North Carolina, Virginia and even England. He graduated from Logan Elm High School, Circleville, Ohio. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Winthrop University, Rock Hill, South Carolina, and advanced degrees from Regent University, including Juris Doctorate, and Master of Arts, Cinema & Television.


He served as Ashville, Ohio Chief of Police from 1978-81, and later practiced law for 20 years in Laurinburg, North Carolina. There, he served on numerous committees including Juvenile Crime Prevention Council, Teen Court, Encore! Community Theater, 4-H, Domestic Violence & Rape Crisis Center of Scotland County, and North Carolina Horse Council.


He was also an avid martial artist, practicing since the ‘70s, and was ‘sensei’ to many for over 35 years. Chris was a passionate teacher and participant in the fine arts and community theater since his childhood. The last six-and-a-half years, he resided in his log home with wife Valerie in Knoxville, Tennessee. While in Tennessee, he became a realtor and taught New Member Orientation and Anti-Trust Classes and was head of the Helping Hands Committee at the Great Smoky Mountain Association of Realtors.


His greatest joys were his family whom he loved spending time with, his menagerie of dogs, cats, horses and a miniature donkey, and his Savior Jesus Christ.


A service to celebrate his life will be held Monday, August 23rd at 6:00pm at McCammon-Ammons-Click Funeral Home in Maryville, Tennessee. Visitation preceding from 4:00pm-6:00pm.


In Lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution through the link below to help with Funeral and Medical Expenses.

https://everloved.com/life-of/christopher-wood/donate/?flow=201

Chris’ favorite Bible verse and dojo creed:

“...but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their
strength;

they shall mount up with wings like eagles;

they shall run and not be weary;

they shall walk and not faint.”

- Isaiah 40:31 (ESV)

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Visitation

Monday, August 23, 2021

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Eastern time)

McCammon Ammons Click Funeral Home

220 West Broadway Avenue, Maryville, TN 37801

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Service

Monday, August 23, 2021

Starts at 6:00 pm (Eastern time)

McCammon Ammons Click Funeral Home

220 West Broadway Avenue, Maryville, TN 37801

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