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Mitchell Lee Wood, of McAlester, died Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, at Okaloosa County Medical Center in Pensacola, Florida.
Born Oct. 25, 1991, in Tulsa, he was the son of Gloria Wood and Jeffrey Wood. he moved to the McAlester area in 1997 with his parents. He attended Savanna and McAlester schools, graduating from McAlester High School with the Class of 2010.
He played little league football and basketball. He was a member of Puterbaugh 6th, 7th and 8th grade bands. He played four years with MHS Buffalo football and was elected an offensive lineman in 2007.
Mitchell married Shannon Katlyn Beers, of Wilburton, on Aug. 14, 2015. They made their home in McAlester with their daughter, Alexis. He held various jobs, ending as an explosive worker at McAlester Army Ammunition Plant.
Mitchell was preceded in death by his brother, Michael Ray Wood, and brother-in-law, Travis Lee Beers.
Survivors include his wife, Shannon Wood, and daughter, Alexis, of Wilburton; mother, Gloria Wood, of McAlester; father, Jeffrey Wood, of California; brothers, Matthew Perry, of McAlester, and Robbie Wood, of St. Louis, Missouri; nephew and niece, Clayton and Christine Perry, of McAlester, and numeroius sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.
A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, March 18, at 2 p.m. at 831 Oklahoma Mission Church, located at 309 W. Miami Avenue in McAlester.
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to assist with final expenses. A benefit account has been set up at BancFirst and a fund with YouCaring.com.
Published on March 15, 2017
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