Ronald “Ron” Wood 75, one of three children of Rowan and Waurine Wood of Rosebud, Texas was born on August 25, 1946, entered into his eternal rest on Tuesday July 26, 2022.
Ron graduated from Marlin High School in 1964, where he was highly active in all sports and school activities. He then attended Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas.
In October of 1965 married his longtime friend, classmate, and forever love, Sally Wornat.
He later enlisted in the United States Army and proudly served his country while stationed in various locations, such as places such as Washington State, Vietnam, and Lawton, OK.
While stationed in Vietnam, Ron received the Army Commendation Medal for Meritorious Service, he was promoted to Sgt. E-5 and selected to be an aide and driver for the Army General.
At the time of his honorable discharge from the United States Army, Ron and Sally moved to Austin, Tx., where he attended the University of Texas and majored in Business. After graduating from the University of Texas, he accepted a job offer from Alexander Grant &Co. in Houston, Tx., where he was a part of their audit staff, passed his CPA exam, and later became a partner in the company.
In 1992, Ron and Sally made a major decision and moved to the Rio Grande Valley, where he accepted a job with Burton, McCumber & Cortez Accounting Firm. This fulfilling one of his dreams, to be near to hunting and fishing.
He enjoyed traveling while employed by Burton McCumber and most of his clients were in other states, where he frequently traveled, and Sally traveled with him. They also visited Costa Rica, taking their children and their families, and again later for their 45th wedding anniversary, Nicaragua, Canada, and Hawaii. Ron had several passions in his life, mainly his family. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, golf, football, baseball, working crossword puzzles and playing
Sudoku. He enjoyed coaching his children when they were younger, in baseball , where he coached his daughter and baseball and football, where he coached his son. Bird hunting in Fowlerton with his hunting buddies, was another favorite activity. He was an avid reader and loved music and singing to country music. One
Of his long-time favorite female vocalists was Janis Joplin and he loved all her songs. Sally often referred to Janis as is “other woman”.
Ron loved his church, River Church RGV in Brownsville and he & Sally have been members there since the church’s beginning. At get togethers with friends, he was often asked to pray, he was a good praying man.
He enjoyed taking his children on trips and he and Sally once planned a secretive trip to Disneyworld, where Rondeann and Ryan never dreamed they would be able to go. On the return trip, they stopped in New Orleans, where their car was stolen, and they ended up having to fly home. This was a story Ron often enjoyed telling. It was an adventure filled with priceless surprises.
Another story Ron loved to share, when he was a junior, he asked Sally for a date to attend the Jr/Sr Banquet their senior year, year ahead of time. Ron was such a joker and a tease; she didn’t believe him at the time. He called her and reminded her during their senior year. The last time he shared this story was about 3 days before he left us, sharing it with Pastor Randy during one of Randy’s visits to Ron’s hospital room.
Two weeks after graduation, where they were seated side by side, Ron signaled Sally to the sidelines of the skating rink. He asked her if she was waiting for him, and she asked him what for? He told her, to get married. Again, she thought he was joking.
Ron will be dearly missed by those who were fortunate enough to have known him and shared his passions and adventures in life.
Family to cherish his memory are his loving wife; Sally, their daughter Rondeann of Brooklyn, NY and their son, Ryan of Beaumont, Tx. As well as two granddaughters and a great grandson. His brother, Don (Trudy) and his sister, Mary (Jerry) as well as his brother in laws, Garry (Gina) of Reagan, Tx., Larry (Dana) of Marlin, Tx. And several nieces and nephews.