Veteran Jonesboro Lawmaker Dies

JONESBORO, AR - Retired Brigadier General and former state Representative Bobby G. Wood of Jonesboro died yesterday at St. Bernard's Medical Center.  Wood was 76.

A native of Lake City, Wood was a lifelong Craighead County resident.  Upon graduating from Arkansas State University in 1953, Wood joined the U.S. Army.  In 33 years of military service, he served in active duty in Asia during the Korean War.  While in the Army's National Guard, he attained the rank of Brigadier General, serving as commander of the 875th Engineer Battalion and assistant adjutant general for the state.

Wood also represented Craighead County in the state Legislature for ten terms from 1977 to 1996.  Wood served in the House of Representatives.

A memorial service is set for Saturday morning at 11 at the First Baptist Church of Jonesboro.  Visitation is set for 5 to 8 p.m. Friday evening at Gregg Funeral Home, in Jonesboro.