Dannie "Dan" Gale Wood
Dannie "Dan" Gale Wood, 70, passed away on Tuesday July 7, 2020. He was born Dec. 11, 1949 in Fort Scott, Kan., the son of Daniel James and Myrtle Maude Wood. He married Phronsie (Farrand) Wood on Sept. 8, 1979. He was proceeded in death by his father, mother, and sister Patricia Wood. Dan is survived by his wife and two daughters, Heather Van Hoecke and husband Kyle, Overland Park, Kan., Katie Wood and husband Monish Sunku Prabhakar, San Francisco, Calif.; two grandsons, Liam and Phoenix Van Hoecke; two brothers, Mike Wood and wife Sherry, Tyler, Texas, and Dennis Wood and wife Lavera, Springhill, Kan.
Dan spent most of his career in the construction and redi-mix industries in various roles. His most recent work focused on sales of construction equipment and helping run redi-mix plants. In his earlier years, his entrepreneurial spirit led him to own a number of different businesses including an arcade, statuary company, and corporate cleaning service. He was also enlisted in the Army National Guard from 1967-69. Dan was very involved at his church (Blue Ridge Boulevard United Methodist Church) for many years. He taught the Senior High Sunday school class for over 20 years, drove the church bus, and was also a church youth group leader with his wife and served on various church committees.
Dan will be remembered for his deep and generous heart. He was always the first to offer help to anyone for any reason. He was an extremely compassionate and giving man who saw the good in everyone and truly embodied the Christian spirit of loving all people and not standing in judgment of others. He really would give the shirt off his back to anyone that asked, no matter what the reason. One of the things he was most proud of was giving bone marrow to a 3-year-old girl with Leukemia in 1993. His family has been humbled by all of the prayers and kind words from so many. It is a wonderful reminder that Dan was loved and seen for his true heart by all that met him. His kindness and generosity will always be his legacy.
Visitation and funeral service will be Saturday, July 11, 2020 at the First United Methodist Church of Blue Springs (301 SW Woods Chapel Road, Blue Springs, MO 64015). Visitation will be from 2 to 3 p.m. and will be open to all who want to attend. The funeral service will be from 3 to 4 p.m. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the funeral service will have a maximum of 72 people allowed so we ask that people leave those available for close family and friends. Masks will be required to enter the church.
Anyone unable to attend the funeral is welcome to watch it live at the following link: https://vimeo.com/436900369
The family requests donations be sent to the City Union Mission (https://cityunionmission.org).
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