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Alan Lee WoodPassing: July 9, 2019

Service:

Mitchell High School Auditorium

Celebration of Life

Saturday, July 13th @ 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Visitation:

Mitchell High School Auditorium

Saturday, July 13th @ 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Cemetery:

No Burial

MITCHELL – Alan Lee Wood, 73, passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2019, at Indiana University Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born February 9, 1946, in Mitchell, he was the son of Lowell and Betty Jane (Cook) Wood.  He married Cheryl McKinney June 14, 1968.

Alan retired from Mitchell Community Schools where he served as a very loved teacher, football and track coach, and administrator.  He was a 1964 graduate of Mitchell High School, a 1968 graduate of Indiana State University, and received his administrative license from Indiana University.  Alan attended the First Baptist Church.

He enjoyed his grandkids, and always liked talking to everyone.  After retirement, friends knew where to find him….on his front porch swing.

Surviving:
wife,
Cheryl Wood of Mitchell
children,
Kyley Alan  (Shannon) Wood of Jasper
Courtney Laine (Scotty) Moore of Mitchell
Lori Renee (Jason) Zeeks of Mitchel
14 grandchildren

His parents and sister, Glenda Sue Geyer, preceded him in death.

A Celebration of Life will be from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at the Mitchell High School Auditorium.

Memorial Gifts:  Alan Wood Memorial Scholarship

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67 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Jennifer Geyer Simpson | http://Fort Myers, Florida
    Date: July 16, 2019
    Tons of wonderful memories with my Uncle Alan! All us kids grew up together pretty much on the water of Kenray and Monroe lakes. Great memories- RIP uncle, please kiss my mother- your sister for me. Until we meet again ♡ I miss you both! Continually praying for my family there xoxo 🙏
  2. Guest: Kathy and Paul Stroud | http://Mitchell
    Date: July 15, 2019
    Such a loss to so many.... continued prayers to Cheryl and families....God Bless!
  3. Guest: Lillian Elizabeth Dunkelbarger | http://Mitchell
    Date: July 15, 2019
    Mr Wood was such a great boss and friend. It was such a pleasure to have been associated with such a great man.
  4. Guest: Kay "Tyree" Leinart | http://Seymour, In 47274
    Date: July 13, 2019
    Cheryl, I am sorry to hear of your recent loss. According to family and friends in Mitchell, Alan was a super guy. What a wonderful legacy to leave three children and fourteen grand children to honor his life and yours. Again, sorry for your loss.
  5. Guest: Brian Scott | http://Mitchell Indiana
    Date: July 13, 2019
    I'm so sorry for your loss. Mr.wood that's what I called him I had him as a teacher, coach, and a Boss.was one super person who I have.a lot of respect for.
  6. Guest: Mackenzie welch | http://Bedford, IN
    Date: July 12, 2019
    So very sorry to hear of Mr. wood's passing. There are simply to many good memories to name only one. He was my junior high assistant principal and he was always such a caring person for the students. He will be very missed.
  7. Guest: Chris Taylor | http://Bloomington, IN
    Date: July 12, 2019
    His passing is such a tremendous loss, leaving a un-fillable hole in the hearts of so many. He was & will continue to be an influence the lives that were blessed to know him. Continued thoughts & prayers for his family.
  8. Guest: Avril Young | http://Bedford Indiana
    Date: July 12, 2019
    Thinking of you Cheryl and your family. ❤
  9. Guest: Judy Stevens | http://Mitchell, IN
    Date: July 12, 2019
    So sorry for the sudden loss of your special loved one.. Alan was a very special person to so many, and helped so many kids & others. May God hold you all in His Hands of mercy and give you much peace and understanding.. Sincerely - Judy
  10. Guest: Dave Torphy | http://Bedford IN
    Date: July 12, 2019
    Thinking Cheryl and family at this difficult time.
  11. Guest: Dave Torphy | http://Bedford, iN
    Date: July 12, 2019
    Thinking of Cheryl and family at difficult time. Alan was a gentleman always.
  12. Guest: Andy and Marsha Roberts | http://Bloomfield, Indiana
    Date: July 12, 2019
    Our condolences to you and your family, what a loss of a great guy. Andy and I have so many fond memories of our fun times together. We will not be able to attend Alan’s Celebration of Life, but our thoughts and prayers are with you and family. Marsha and Andy
  13. Guest: Elissa Lindsey | http://Riverview, FL
    Date: July 12, 2019
    Dear Cheryl, I'm so sorry to hear about Alan. He was such a great guy. I always remember him with a big smile on his face. Praying that you and your family will all find comfort in the Lord's presence to help you through the coming weeks, days and months. Blessings, Elissa
  14. Guest: Roger Davis | http://Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: July 12, 2019
    I am really sorry to hear about Allen. We will not be able to attend the services but our prayers are with you Cheryl and your family.
  15. Guest: Cheryl (Tolbert) Burja | http://Ocala, Florida
    Date: July 12, 2019
    Sending my sincere condolences to you and your family. Cheryl
  16. Guest: Terry Simpson | http://Mitchell Indiana
    Date: July 12, 2019
    I went to school with Alan.
  17. Guest: Brian, Debbie, and Hanna Pugh | http://Mitchell, indiana
    Date: July 11, 2019
    We want you to know that Allan or Mr. Woods to us, was one of the kindest people ever. He always had a good word to say and we will miss that sweet WAVE he always gave as we drove past your house. He will be missed more that these few words could ever express. God Bless!
  18. Guest: Eddie Hatfield | http://Mitchell Indiana
    Date: July 11, 2019
    Family, sorry for your loss. It has been extra hot here lately and the dog and i have not been out walking. I had no idea he was not well. I always said "hi Mr. Wood" when i seen him on the front porch, or he would always wave at us if he was driving. I'm sure he had no idea who i was but i always remembered him from high school. Never had him as a teacher but was my football coach. He gave you his honest thought on what i was doing right OR wrong. NEVER screamed at me, just would say "just work on it Hatfield", and i would. I can see he was 11 years older than me when i was in school. He amazed me just how STRONG a man he was. STRONG! Prayers for you all. GOD now has a great man in his kingdom now. Amen!
  19. Guest: Don Mann | http://Indianapolis, Indiana
    Date: July 11, 2019
    Cheryl, I am so sorry to hear about Alan, you and he are good friends. Always love stopping bye on parade day and talking for a while. Our prayers are with you. Don Mann
  20. Guest: Susan Hatfield Vogel | http://Broomfield, CO
    Date: July 11, 2019
    I was so sorry to hear about Alan. He was so loving and caring. He never met a stranger. This is a tough one. Sending prayers to all the family and strength to to get through this difficult time.
  21. Guest: Lonnie Graves | http://Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: July 11, 2019
    It hurts to lose a good man like Alan. A coach and teacher who really cared. He will be sadly missed. Prayers to his family.
  22. Guest: Gena Winzeler | http://Bloomington, IN
    Date: July 11, 2019
    Courtney - my condolences to you and your family during this difficult time. May the legacy and memories of your dad help you get through the days ahead. Gena Winzeler and Family
  23. Guest: Cindi Beeman | http://HOLLAND, MA
    Date: July 11, 2019
    Not only a great mentor but an awesome neighbor, a giving volunteer in his community..... and I also have to say, so selfless in many ways.
  24. Guest: Joyce Mundy | http://Bedford Indiana
    Date: July 11, 2019
    Although I had not seen Alan since the years when he played sports in Mitchell High with my brothers, we had a pleasant conversation on Sunday afternoon. I had provided him a ride home from CVS pharmacy after a car problem. Alan gave me the gift of a sweet story about my father remembered from the days when he visited the farm with my brothers. I feel so sad, but also privileged to have shared a moment of his last hours. My deepest sympathy to Alan's family and friends for your great loss.
  25. Guest: John & Cheri' Barlow | http://Bedford, IN
    Date: July 11, 2019
    Cheryl & family, we are so sorry to hear of Alan. Our thoughts and prayers are with you; may all your memories help you thru this time of sadness and loss. I will always remember his smile... it just lifted your spirits!
  26. Guest: Jackie (Kimble)Grimes | http://Salem
    Date: July 11, 2019
    Sending prayers to Alan's family. So sorry to hear of his passing. He was a mentor to so many from my school days and I'm sure to many others. He had a way of making all feel special and that anything was possible. Alan always had a wave and smile for everyone. So sorry for your loss. He will be missed by all that knew him.
  27. Guest: david & gretna daugherty | http://mitchell IN.
    Date: July 11, 2019
    May GOD give all the family the "peace that passes all understanding".
  28. Guest: Cari (Brown) Pfaff | http://Mitchell IN
    Date: July 11, 2019
    I'm so very sorry for your loss. Alan was just one of those special people...he treated everyone the same, and always had a smile and time to talk to you. Many years ago, when I first started subbing, he was a great help to me, always happy to answer questions and encourage. He was so great with kids, fair and old-school, kind and compassionate. He was exactly the kind of person that we need more of, in schools, and all aspects of life. My prayers for all of you ❤
  29. Guest: suetta purlee | http://MITCHELL
    Date: July 11, 2019
    I am so sorry to hear about Alan... He was an amazing man.. Glenda was my best friend.. Just know that Alan and Glenda are together now.. Prayers for the family... Love this family..
  30. Guest: Kevin Burton | http://Bedford, Indiana
    Date: July 11, 2019
    My thoughts and prayers to the whole family. Mr. Wood was a fantastic person and Coach that made football fun and enjoyable, amidst all the hard work we put in on the field and weight room. RIP Coach!!
  31. Guest: Lee Gunderson | http://Columbus, Ohio
    Date: July 11, 2019
    He was my Vice principal in 97 great man sorry for your lose
  32. Guest: Rita Childers | http://Seymour Indiana
    Date: July 11, 2019
    Cheryl and Family.....Shannon and I are so very sorry to hear about Alan's death. Our prayers are with you and the family during this very difficult time. Sending our love to you Cheryl and the kids. All of our love, Shannon &Rita Childers.
  33. Guest: Jae Tolbert | http://Mitchell, IN
    Date: July 11, 2019
    Mr. Wood helped me get through so much in Jr. High and even in high school. Even though he was just the VP but he was my counselor. I’d go talk to him and he’d give me great advice. I’d go to him crying because I was being bullied and going through a lot at home. He’d let me cry in his office for hours, even if I missed class. He was such a great mentor. I’m so deeply sad about his passing. If it wasn’t for him in school, I don’t honestly know how I’d would’ve gotten through it. Many thoughts go to his family and friends and to the Mitchell community as well. ♥
  34. Guest: Bob and Kathy Davis | http://Bedford
    Date: July 10, 2019
    Cheryl, you and your family are in our prayers. Alan was a great guy.
  35. Guest: Daniel Dyke | http://Ladera Ranch. CA
    Date: July 10, 2019
    My sincerest condolences to the many family members of one of the nicest, most caring guys I was ever blessed to know. I came to MJHS in the early 80’s as only a third year teacher and Alan became an instant go-to guy for answers to my millions of questions and half-a-million mistakes. He was certainly one of my many Mitchell role models and I am forever in his debt for giving me honest critiques as I made my way in the world of public education.
  36. Guest: william Burgess | http://Seymour
    Date: July 10, 2019
    Alan was a great asset to his community and especially as a 1964 class member of MHS. His smile will always be remembered.
  37. Guest: Chuck Stroud | http://Bloomington
    Date: July 10, 2019
    I am so sorry to hear of Coach Wood’s death. I always had a great amount of respect for how he handled himself. He always pushed to get the most out us but never made it out to be like he was above us. I always felt like he treated us all as equals. He made it clear that we all made mistakes including himself. The lessons were learned by how we grew and moved on from those mistakes and do our best to not repeat them. A good man.
  38. Guest: Bruce Armstrong | http://Pendleton, IN
    Date: July 10, 2019
    So sorry to hear of Alan’s passing. He was one of the first people I met when I first came to Mitchell High School. Always willing to talk with me, he was a good friend.
  39. Guest: Elyssa Reach | http://Mooresville, Indiana
    Date: July 10, 2019
    As a kid, I remember spending many days at Uncle Alan and Aunt Cheryls home with my brother Sebastian. I remember we would take their glasses and put them on. Then precede to jump off their stairs. I remember sitting and swinging with him. I have so many fond memories spent at their beautiful home. I love you guys and am so sorry for the loss but know he is in a good place now. My prayers are with your families. All my love, Elyssa Reach
  40. Guest: Mike and Rita Ramey | http://Bloomington, IN
    Date: July 10, 2019
    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family . Mike n Rita
  41. Guest: Suzi Connell Wilson | http://Bedford, IN
    Date: July 10, 2019
    I will miss visiting with Alan at basketball games and the kids honor programs. He was always a good friend. So very sorry he is gone.
  42. Guest: Mary Pauline Lagle | http://Mitchell, In 47446
    Date: July 10, 2019
    Our heartfelt sympathy for this family that we know so well. Alan was such a gentleman in all aspects of his life.Our sons teacher and coach. Gerry and my friend for a life time.So very thankful to have had a visit with him only a few days ago. Fly high Alan you will be missed. Gerry and Pauline
  43. Guest: Virginia Atkins | http://Newberry, SC 29108
    Date: July 10, 2019
    Cheryl, Kyley, Courtney & Lori / what can I say, your Dad was the best. He was a great person all around and a great coach. Having coached MHS Track with him for several years plus working under his administrative role at the Jr. High has brought back tons of memories. Just alway keep those memories in your heart b/c nothing can ever take those away. He will be missed by a lot of people. My prayers go out to all of you.
  44. Guest: Sarah Holiday | http://Mitchell, IN
    Date: July 10, 2019
    He will be greatly missed. Prayers for the family.
  45. Guest: Warren Fleetwood | http://Fort Branch, Indiana
    Date: July 10, 2019
    Rest In Peace Mr. Wood. Your winning smile and wise counsel helped many kids including myself. God bless.
  46. Guest: Debbie Kern | http://Bedford Indiana
    Date: July 10, 2019
    Mr Wood was VP when my kids were in school, every time i would see him he would stop and talk to me and ask how they were, always with a smile on his face, you will forever be missed Mr Woods, prayers to your wife and family.
  47. Guest: Sheryl Walton | http://Mitchell
    Date: July 10, 2019
    I cannot say enough positive things about Alan. He joked with me almost every day after school when he was picking up grandkids. He was an awesome influence when I worked at MJHS and always had a smile. He always showed a caring heart toward kids including my three. He had a heart for people of all ages and was a good Christian man. So sorry to Cheryl and the family. Prayers for all of you.
  48. Guest: Patti Atkinson | http://Orleans, IN
    Date: July 10, 2019
    A welcoming smile and a bear hug, this is my forever memory of Alan. A cheerful and kind soul, gone too soon. Deepest sympathy to Cheryl and family.
  49. Guest: Nancy Duncan | http://William's, IN
    Date: July 10, 2019
    Dear Woods Family, Mr. Woods impacted my life at MHS in the 70s. In adulthood I was privileged to become friends with Miss Betty and worked many happy shifts at different RT departments with Lori. My sympathy for your loss. Thank you for sharing this gentleman with us for so many years.
  50. Guest: Kittie McLain | http://Mitchell
    Date: July 10, 2019
    Sending prayers and love to Cheryl and family. Alan was my brother's, Terry Cole, best friend in high school (playing football) and through out their lives. And Cheryl and Carol, my sisters claim the same. RIP in peace, Alan. We all love and will miss you.
  51. Guest: Tonya Stroud | http://Bloomfield, IN
    Date: July 10, 2019
    So sorry to hear of Mr. Woods passing. He was a true gentleman, kind, good and fair. My heart goes out to his wife, Cheryl, his children and his precious grandchildren. Mitchell has lost a valuable citizen. God bless.
  52. Guest: JUDY SCHROCK | http://ORLEANS
    Date: July 10, 2019
    Such a good man. He was the VP at the Junior High when I was young. I'm proud to say he is a part of my family. He will be missed.
  53. Guest: Taleea Yeary | http://Bedford, Indiana
    Date: July 10, 2019
    He was a great teacher, mentor and friend. I am lucky to have known him. He will be greatly missed. Thoughts and prayers to his wife Cheryl and family.
  54. Guest: Tim, Keetah and Cole Clouse | http://Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: July 10, 2019
    Our hearts are shattered with the loss of this lifelong friend, mentor and coach. You and your beautiful family, Cheryl, have our love and prayers. Rest in peace, our dear friend. We will miss you.
  55. Guest: Gary Seitzinger | http://Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: July 10, 2019
    So very sorry for your loss Sending prayers for the entire family. Alan was a good friend and I have so many wonderful memories.
  56. Guest: Debbie ( Fleenor) Clock | http://Mitchell
    Date: July 10, 2019
    Cheryl, I am so very sorry to hear of your husband’s passing. He was a teacher and coach when I was a student at MHS. He was so kind and always had a smile. Everyone loved him. The world needs more ppl like him, most especially in the schools. Such a wonderful person. I will be thinking of you and your family and praying that God will comfort you. Debbie (Fleenor) Clock
  57. Guest: Donna Parish | http://Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: July 10, 2019
    I have wonderful memories of this sweet man, he was always smiling and happy. You will be with Lloyd, Terry and all of your friends, give them all a hug for me. Prayers for Cheryl and your wonderful family, you will be missed by many people. RIP dear friend!
  58. Guest: scott e. fields MHS '76 | http://mitchell, indiana
    Date: July 10, 2019
    What a tremendous loss to Mr. Wood's family, the community and to myself personally. He was one of the great influences in my life. He was what in my opinion is missing in most coaches today. Not only did he teach the game the right way, had some fun doing it, he also made you a better person. My heartfelt sympathies and prayers to his family and friends. I will miss you Coach, Peace ~pete
  59. Guest: Gary Mundy | http://Mitchell, IN
    Date: July 10, 2019
    Alan was always a great friend, classmate and football teammate. He had a smile and a good story to share every time I saw him. We will all miss him dearly.
  60. Guest: April Williams Asbury | http://Sullivan , In
    Date: July 10, 2019
    What a wonderful teacher and super person..what a pleasure to have known him!!
  61. Guest: Jim Richardson | http://Mitchell
    Date: July 10, 2019
    One of the good guys and a long time friend, My sympathies to the family.
  62. Guest: Matt Olson | http://Springville, IN
    Date: July 10, 2019
    My deepest condolences and prayers of peace for Cheryl and family.
  63. Guest: Matt Olson | http://Springville, IN
    Date: July 10, 2019
    This man was instrumental in who I am. He did quite often call me Mike. Well all the time. Haha What a great man and legacy he will leave on this community. He has touched so many lives. His ability to make you want to be better was top notch. He will be greatly missed. It's never goodbye though so. See you later Mr. Wood.
  64. Guest: Missy McNeelan | http://Mitchell, IN
    Date: July 10, 2019
    My heart is full of hugs and love and sorrow for all of you. Prayers for strength and comfort.
  65. Guest: Michelle McCammon Tincher | http://Orleans, IN
    Date: July 10, 2019
    I'm so sorry for your loss. He was such a nice man. Everyone in the community knew and liked him. Your all in my thoughts and prayers❤
  66. Guest: David McPherson | http://Mitchell, Ind
    Date: July 10, 2019
    He was a great person to know and a great teacher...R.I.P MY FRIEND, YOU WILL BE MISS.
  67. Guest: Peg McCameron | http://Mitchell, in
    Date: July 10, 2019
    I wish to convey my deepest sympathy to Cheryl and Family for their Great loss . Terry & I both thought a lot of Alan even though we hardy ever interacted with him, but when we did he was the perfect gentleman and friend , a tremendous loss to all ,
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