Gregory McClellan Wood

Born in Nashville, TN on January 13, 1946

Departed on July 4, 2020 and resided in Goodlettsville, TN

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Gregory M. Wood,74, of Goodlettsville was called home to be with his Lord following a tragic incident Saturday, July 4, 2020. Born January 13, 1946 in Nashville, TN, Greg was the son of the late Bernice Lee Wood and Anne (Roberts) Wood. He was also preceded in death by his sisters, Jan Gilliland and Druscilla Wood. Greg was a machinist by trade and had worked for Peterson Tool for 45 years, most of which as a supervisor. An avid runner and overall fitness enthusiast, Greg had already logged more than 600 miles this year. He was a devoted father and grandfather and enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s sporting events. Greg also loved to fish, baseball and collecting guns. He took great pride in the care of his yard and pool which became a center for his family to gather each summer. Perhaps above all, Greg was a very kind and Christian man who truly loved his Lord. He is survived by his daughters, Angie Wood Murray and her husband Richie Murray, and Julie Anna Wood; grandchildren, Jacob Nix Murray, Kaylee Anna Frensley, Lucas Aaron Murray and Gregory Creed Murray; his “Sweetheart” of 15 years, Suzanne Philpot and his many friends. Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 8th from 4 to 7 PM at Cole & Garrett Funeral Home, Goodlettsville. A private, family graveside service will be held at Spring Hill Cemetery.

19 Comments to Gregory McClellan Wood

  1. Pat and Smitty
    July 7, 2020 10:44 am

    Smitty and I are so sorry for this tragic loss. Our prayers are with the family during this time.

  2. Kenny Starkey
    July 7, 2020 11:15 am

    Tragic. Greg. Was a real good man and friend.

  3. Bobby Raymer "Class of 65"
    July 7, 2020 11:29 am


    If tears could build a stairway
    And memories were a lane
    We would walk right up to heaven
    And bring you back again

    Since you’ll never be forgotten
    We pledge to you today
    A hallowed place within our hearts
    Is where you will always stay

    Greg was one of the nicest guys that I have ever known. I feel so lucky to have met him on this journey.

  4. Terry Hayes
    July 7, 2020 1:16 pm

    So sorry for your loss, praying for your family

  5. Kenneth and Evelene Gallahar
    July 7, 2020 1:21 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    July 7, 2020 1:26 pm

    Thoughts and prayers for the family. I will miss seeing Greg everyday at Moss-Wright Park.

  7. Laura Resener
    July 7, 2020 3:05 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Greg will be missed. Praying God’s comfort at this difficult time.

  8. Sandra and Joe Wilson
    July 7, 2020 4:24 pm

    Joe and I are so heartbroken. Greg was a fine Christian. A great friend both kind and funny. We will miss him. I know he loved God and his family and his friends. I am so sad for the shock of this happening. We love you. Prayers in the days and weeks ahead.

  9. Wayne Yates
    July 7, 2020 4:35 pm

    Not only a great man,but loved his family and a student of God’s Word,a huge loss on earth but a gain in Heaven

  10. Tommy Bracey
    July 7, 2020 5:37 pm

    I grew up wth Greg. We were both five years old when met. He lived across the street from me. We have remained best friends for all these years. I live in Opp Al now. I just talked to him last Friday. Greg was a good Christian and also a good father and grandfather and a good friend. I will miss him dearly. My sympathy and prayers go out to his family and Suzanne who he always spoke of and loved very much. Greg, I will miss you.

  11. Ricky and Vickie Givens
    July 7, 2020 6:03 pm

    We are so very sorry to hear about Greg! We love all of you and we will be praying for the family.

  12. Steven Henley
    July 7, 2020 7:57 pm

    Greg was a good friend, Christian brother, and a good runner until foot injurys forced him to give up running. We logged countless miles and races together. I’m sure gonna miss him. I was also privileged to attend Sunday school and church with him.

  13. Kelly Junker
    July 7, 2020 8:58 pm

    I got to know Greg at Moss Wright Park. He was always kind, humble, and wearing a smile. When I was just starting out in my hobby and pursuit of being a runner, he would inspire and share his experiences and advice. I look back at some of his good advice and now know that I should have followed some of it more diligently! I’m grateful to have shared those same roads and paths with him, often day in and day out, but even more appreciative that I got to see him and catch up after quite a long time earlier this year. I am so sorry for his passing, and I grieve for his family and loved ones as they say goodbye to such a wonderful man. May the Lord bless you and give you strength.

  14. LindaGayle Mason
    July 8, 2020 11:37 am

    My thoughts and prayers for his family and Suzanne.
    I have know Greg since 1st.grade. went to svjool for 12 years. His was a good man. I am sirry for your loss at such a time as this.

  15. Charles And LaVerne kirby
    July 8, 2020 12:55 pm

    Greg was a very friendly man, rembering him from church. Will be missed by all who knew him. Prayers for family and Suzanne.

  16. Mary Henry
    July 8, 2020 2:09 pm

    I was very shocked when I heard the news of this accident that took Greg’s life. I will miss seeing him at Moss-Wright Park. He didn’t miss a beat walking four miles most days. He was such a friendly and kind Christian man. Prayers for his family and friends.

  17. Silke Hubbard
    July 8, 2020 4:05 pm

    Greg was a wonderful friend to me. I met him at Moss Wright Park over 20 years ago and he gave me advice on my running and ran many miles with me. He was always friendly to anybody he came in contact with. He was a listening ear when I went through troublesome times.. When I finished my first marathon, He was the one who met up with me for dinner to celebrate the occasion. His faith in and love for God was strong and we had many discussions about God, faith and religion. He will be greatly missed by many! We’ll see you on the New Earth to run on streets of gold. Silke

  18. Joyce & Billy Siever
    July 8, 2020 5:31 pm

    Our Sympathy to Greg’s family at this sad time,

    We are so sad hearing of Greg’s passing. We enjoyed knowing Greg, first meeting him when living across the street on Rose Park Dr, His little girls out playing, having fun. Then we met Greg again at Grace Baptist Church in the late 90’s. He was always kind and friendly to talk with, always involved. We would be at his Memorial, but for the Virus going on, we are mostly in.

    Our thoughts and prayers,
    The Siever family Billy, Joyce, Jeff, Philip

  19. Brenda Beene Dickinson
    July 8, 2020 9:29 pm

    I have been searching for words since Friday when I heard what happened. I grew up next door to Greg and his family on Benjamin St. in the fifty’s and sixty’s. He was a part of our life from Bailey to East High. Some great times and stories to remember always. My thoughts and prayers to his family. Sorry I could not be there with you all, but due to the virus I am homebound.

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