Joseph Lacy Wood of Springdale, Arkansas was born in 1962 in Kirkwood, Missouri to Vincel and Annabelle Wood and passed away on July 25, 2022 at the age of 60 years.
Joe attended eight years of grade school at Holy Infant School in Ballwin, Missouri. He was graduated from high school at Lafayette High School in Ellisville, Missouri and attended then named Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri for four years, quitting one course shy of a degree.
While in college he learned to be a waiter soon graduating to exclusive steak houses there, in Branson, Missouri and in St. Louis, Missouri. His favorite was Lorusso’s Cucina on Watson Road in St. Louis, where he worked for several years.
His personality fit the role of waiter. He was outgoing, extremely charming when he wanted to be so, easy to like and generous to a fault.
When the travel bug bit, he journeyed to Charleston, South Carolina and fell in love with the city. He stayed in St Louis, Missouri for a while, then moved in with his dad in Cuba, Missouri.
Joe was invited to Springdale, Arkansas in 2012 by his brother.
Joe was a member of St. Raphael Catholic Church and a 20+ year member of the Knights of Columbus. He served three years as Grand Knight of Council 12082 in Springdale, and served the Fourth Degree as State Marshall in Arkansas.
He was preceeded in death by his parents, Vincel and Annabelle Wood; two brothers, James and John; and sister, Kathryn.
He is survived by his brother, Jeffrey of Springdale, Arkansas; two sisters, Salome Engle of St. Louis, Missouri and and Suzanne Burnley of Marquand, Missouri; dear family friend, Denise Brannon of St. Louis, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Funeral service will be held Friday, August 12, 2022 at St. Raphael in Springdale, Arkansas.
Memorial service will be held at noon on Saturday, August 13, 2022 at the Knights Hall in Cuba, Missouri.
Burial will be in Missouri at a later date.