Oscar Joseph Wood


Oscar Joseph Wood, 95, of Columbus, passed away Sunday, November 20, 2022 at his home. Oscar was born in Columbus, IN on November 21, 1926 to Joseph Aaron and Zelma Rutan Wood. Oscar married Virginia Boles and after her death he married Shirley Ann Green.

Oscar was a member of East Columbus United Methodist Church where he was head usher for many years. He was a proud Navy veteran and after his service to his country he went to work at Cummins Engine Company where he was employed for 35 years before retirement. Oscar was a sports enthusiast, he enjoyed playing softball, bowling and throwing horseshoes. Along with playing, he continued his passion by coaching baseball, basketball and softball.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, November 25, 2022 at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home with Pastor David Lee officiating. Calling with be from 11 a.m. Friday until service time at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Oscar will be laid to rest at Garland Brook Cemetery with military honors conducted by the Bartholomew County Veterans Honor Guard.

Memorial contributions may be made to Riley Hospital for Children, American Diabetes Association and Love Chapel.

Survivors include his sons, Joseph I. (Mary Ann-deceased) Wood of Columbus, IN and Floyd (Tammi) Wood of Rocky Mount, VA; grandchildren, Lee Matthew Wood, Jenni (Stephen) Smith, Joshua (Christa) Wood and Jessi (Travis) Lowe; great grandchildren, Jewel Wood, Hunter Hooper, Justice Wood, Graci Lowe, Jayce Wood, Dayne Lowe, Jaylon Wood, Jayde Wood, Jasmyne Wood and his faithful four-legged companion, Duffy

Oscar was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Zelma Wood; wives, Virginia Boles Wood, she died February 5, 1972 and Shirley Ann Green Wood who died May 11, 2008; He was also preceded in death by 4 brothers and 2 sisters.