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Gordon Alan Wood, 64, of Carlisle, died at home Monday, October 19, 2020. He was born on July 26, 1956, in Washington DC, and was the son of the late Raymond D. and Barbara P. Wood.
Gordon’s father was career Army, so Gordon grew up with his brothers and sister in Georgia, Germany, Kansas, Virginia, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania. He was active in many sports, including Little League Baseball, archery, and riflery. Gordon achieved Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America. He graduated from Carlisle High School and studied advanced motorcycle mechanic training in Daytona Beach, Florida. Gordon married Kim Rickrode in 1982 and divorced in 1989. They have a daughter, Laura.
Gordon was able to extend his extraordinary skills with mechanics to woodworking as he grew older. His carved, turned, and refinished works of art are widely distributed among his family and friends. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and over the years he indulged many dogs as his companions. He had a wide circle of friends, whom he offered his loyalty and talents and good company. Despite years of debilitating illness at the end of his life, Gordon remained hardworking and indomitable.
Surviving are his daughter, Laura Wood of Carlisle; sister, Jennifer Allen of Leavenworth, KS; brothers, Scott Wood and Jeff Wood of Gardners; and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held privately at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Speranza Animal Rescue, 1216 Brandt Rd., Mechanicsburg, PA 17055. Arrangements are being handled by the Hollinger Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., Mt. Holly Springs, PA.
Gordy - You never realize how much you miss someone until they are gone - MAN DO I MISS YOU !!! Over the last few years you became my best friend and I can honestly say I LOVED YOU DEARLY. For someone who lived in a lot of pain the thing I admired the most about you was that you never complained about it - you just kept going. Now his pain is finally gone and until we meet again TAKE CARE, I LOVE YOU and I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE AND TALK TO YOU AGAIN on the farm up in the sky. Sincerely, Dave Kutz
Dave Kutz Oct 27 2020 12:00 AM
I only knew of Gordon thru the many stories from my husband and son who did work and hunted at Gordon’s. It always warmed my heart when my son would come home and speak of Gordon, what a positive impression he left in my son! Thank you Gordon for that, your free.The Branyan Family(Tom,Hunter)
Deb Branyan Oct 27 2020 12:00 AM
Gordon loved the outdoors, his good friends, and woodworking! He always wanted to help others, if he could. He know is with God and can look down and continue to help others with his warm thoughts. He will be deeply missed!!Robin
Robin Warchola Oct 23 2020 12:00 AM
In loving memory of Uncle Gordon.Jessica & Daniel Peslis and daughters, Sophia, Athena & Helena
Jessica & Daniel Peslis and daughters, Sophia, Athena & Helena Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM