A funeral service celebrating the life of Maxwell Leslie " Max" Wood, 88, of Camden, will be held at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at Bethesda Presbyterian Church in Camden. Rev. John Hallman and Rev. Chip Summers will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service at Westminster Hall. Memorials may be made in Max’s memory to the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 S Fair Street, Camden, SC 29020.
Maxwell Leslie Wood, husband of Sylvia Upton Wood, died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013. He was born in Detroit, MI, the son of the late Dr. Maxwell Theodore Wood and Edith Kirsten Wood. Max was retired as Director of Sales for the Whirlpool Corporation. He was an US Army WWII veteran where he received the Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon w/2 Bronze Battle Stars, Bronze Service Arrowhead, Philippine Liberation Ribbon w/1 Bronze Battle Star and 4 Overseas Service Bars. Max also made 8 first wave landings in the Philippines. Max was a former active Shriner in the Charlotte, NC area, one of the founders, member and past President of the Kershaw County Fine Arts Center. He was a Board Member of the Steeplechase Museum, and a founder and member of the Kershaw County Hospital Foundation. Max was a longtime member of the Camden Hunt and longtime anonymous donor for people in need. He was a passionate golfer, was a longtime supporter and the first life member of the Camden Country Club.
Besides his wife, Max is survived by his children, James Wilson Wood and his wife Judith of Charlotte NC, Alison W. Darch of Raleigh, NC, Matthew William Fowler and his wife Bonnie of Coloma, MI, Sarah Fowler duPont and her husband, Douglas Wooten duPont of Charlottesville, VA, and Thomas Harold Fowler and his wife, Nancy of St. Joseph, MI; grandchildren, Emily, Max, Renee, Carrie, Alexandra, William, Sophie, Scott, Elizabeth and David; brother, Richard Wood and his wife Betsy of Los Gatos, CA.
Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, is in charge of the arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to the Wood family by visiting www.kornegayfuneral.com.