Avery Broward (Woody) Wood, 94, of Chipley. passed away Wednesday, November 2, 2022, in Panama City. Broward was born June18, 1928, in Wausau, Florida, to the late Alex Broward Wood and Phelicia Amanda Wood. Broward spent his career serving his country in the United States Air Force, 1948 to 1978, and retired a Chief Master Sergeant. He served two tours of duty in Vietnam and was awarded two Bronze Stars with oak leaf cluster, the Meritorious Service Medal, and Air Medal, as well as many other awards.
After retirement, he relocated to Albuquerque, New Mexico, attended the University of New Mexico, and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree. Broward was an active member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion in New Mexico and American Veterans Post 7 in Chipley. Broward and Bobbie came home to Chipley in 2015.
In addition to his parents, Broward was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years Bobbie (Grant) Wood, grandchildren Brian and Phillip Nugent and Stephanie Barnes, son-in-law, Kim Long, sisters Janice Wood and Patricia McEntire, and a brother and sister-in-law, C.J. McEntire and Margaret Wood.
Survivors include his daughters, Gail Long and partner Dennis Nichols of Pensacola, and Yvonne Barnes and husband Tommy of Chipley, grandchildren Chris Barnes and wife Stefanie of Marianna and Eric Barnes and ﬁancée Christine of Middletown, Rhode Island; great grandchildren Hannah Grace, Avery Leigh, and Coy Wallace Barnes; brothers Foley Wood and wife Mary Nell of Fort Walton Beach and Don Wood of Vero Beach; and sisters Geneva Greer of Panama City and Linda Adams of Blountstown.
Services to honor Broward’s life will be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday, November 12, 2022, at Obert’s Funeral Home Chipley with a visitation beginning at 12:00 p.m. Interment will follow in Wausau Cemetery with military honors. Adams Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at adamsfh.com 850-674-5449.