Sybella Wood

Sybella King Wood

Sunday, March 18th, 1934 - Sunday, January 17th, 2021
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William Jackson Wood was born December 30, 1929, in Montgomery, Alabama to Chauncey Depew Wood and Eunice Nova Jackson Wood. Both his parents and his brother Chauncey Depew Wood Jr. precede him in death. He passed away on January 14, 2021. He married Sybella King Wood on June 6, 1953. She survived him for a few days, but went to be with him on January 17, 2021.

They are survived by their 5 children; William Jackson Wood Jr (Peggy), Sandra Wood Hutcherson, Nova Louise Wood Phillips, (Jon), Wendy Wood Radovic (James), and Leslie Wood Hancock (Derek); 11 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. They are both preceded in death by their great grandson Jonah Cannon Phillips.

“Jack” was a high school graduate from Sidney Lanier High School. He completed a two-year tour with the Army Air Corps, during the Korean War, where he was assigned to a communications unit. He attended Auburn University for a brief time while working for Alabama Power with a tree crew.

In 1958, upon accepting a job at Chemstrand, he and his family relocated to the Pensacola area. He worked as a Lab Technician for 29 years and he retired from Monsanto / Solutia in 1985. In his 35 years of retirement, he enjoyed travel, painting, knife making, rock collecting, bird watching, and was an avid photographer and videographer of his family.

He was an obedient son, loving husband, outstanding father, and the proud patriarch of his wonderful family. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Sybella King Wood was born in Selma, Alabama on March 18, 1934, to Arthur Trenton King and Mary Louise Persons King, who precede her in death. She went to be with her husband of 67 years, William Jackson Wood Jr, on January 17, 2021.

As an only child, she had many cousins and double first cousins who were considered her “siblings,” and were all dearly loved by her.

She attended Alabama Christian School in Montgomery, Alabama, and worked as a dental hygienist after school until she met Jack and started a family. She enjoyed being a home maker to their 5 children. She was active in their school, church and extracurricular activities. She was active with Montclair Elementary School PTA from 1961-1961 and Woodham High School from 1971-1983. Sybella had a passion for fine china, and collected depression glass. She was an active member with the City of Five Flags Depression Glass Club for many years and until 2020. She was a long time member of Gateway Church of Christ.

She was an amazing woman. She had a place at her table and a room for all of her guests. She was a role model to many. She never met a stranger. To know her was to be know that you were loved by her.

Visitation for Jack & Sybella will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, January 21, 2021 at Waters & Hibbert Funeral Home LLC with services at 11:00 a.m. Officiating will be Derek Hancock. There will be a live stream of the services on the "Photos & Videos" of each Jack and Sybella's web page.

WATERS & HIBBERT FUNERAL HOME LLC is in charge of arrangements.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, January 21st, 2021 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Thursday, January 21st, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am
    Waters & Hibbert Funeral Home
    124 W. GREGORY ST.
    PENSACOLA, Florida 32502
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  • Service

    Thursday, January 21st, 2021 | 11:00am
    Thursday, January 21st, 2021 11:00am
    Waters & Hibbert Funeral Home
    124 W. GREGORY ST.
    PENSACOLA, Florida 32502
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Kathy Slay

Posted at 10:35pm
Such a beautiful service for two of the most loving Christian people I have ever known. - Kathy Kinsinger Slay

Scottie Ray

Posted at 11:52am
What can be said about the wonderful woman that Sybella was? The feeble attempt to capture her love, spirit, and personality in just a few words is a task beyond me. Your mother was truly one of my favorite people. She always had a hug, smile, her hand on my cheek, letting me know how much I meant to her every time I saw her. I loved her and I love you all like family. I am saddened by her departure from this earth, but being united with Jack seems to me to be exactly what she would have wanted. Amy and I are always here for you if we can do anything. Love you all, Scottie

Eric & Treva Steidl and Sharon Silvaggio

Posted at 03:03pm
In loving memory of a Beautiful and wonderful Wife, Mother, and Friend. With much love and prayers for the family with Big Healing Hugs.
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