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Layden B. Wood Jr.

February 27, 1932 - June 9, 2022

Layden B. Wood, Jr., 90, of Lynchburg, Virginia passed away on June 9, 2022. He was the son of the late Layden Wood, Sr. and Lucille Carr Wood, and the husband of Angeline Baker Wood for 59 years.

Layden was born on February 27, 1932, in Campbell County, VA. He spent his entire work career at Mead Corporation /Roctenn Corp. and was a member and former deacon of Beulah Baptist Church.

Layden is survived by his children, L.B. Wood, III (Rosie), Jeffrey Wood (Brenda), Larry Wood (Lisa); 9 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; his siblings, Alfred Wood (Patsy), Sharon Gault, Isaac Wood; special friend and companion Joycelyn Arthur and many loving friends in the community.

In addition to his parents, Layden is predeceased by his wife Angie.

A visitation will be held 1:00 pm, Tuesday June 14, 2022 at Tharp Funeral Home with a Celebration of Life following at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital in his memory.

Interment will be held in private, at a later time, for the family

Tharp Funeral Home, Lynchburg is assisting the family.

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The Lynchburg Alumni Association expresses our sincere condolences to the family.

Posted by Lynchburg Alumni Association on June 17, 2022

I had the pleasure of conducting a Grief Support Group with Layden and others at Timberlake United Methodist Church and found him to be one of the finest individuals I have known. I am deeply saddened by his death. My deepest sympathy to all of his family.

Posted by Helen Lawrence on June 13, 2022

What a Great Person and Wonderful Boss at Mead-Rock Ten. Deepest Sympathy To The Family

Posted by Glenna W Carr on June 12, 2022

Dear L.B., I was saddened to hear that your father passed away. I know you have many memories and that he was likely your inspiration in sports excellence. Please accept my condolences. Berkley Holston

Posted by Berkley Holston on June 12, 2022

Goodby Layden

Posted by Alfred on June 11, 2022

Goodby Layden

Posted by Alfred on June 11, 2022

To the family and dear friend, Joycelyn: We are so sad to learn of your loss. Layden was such a gentle soul and enriched our grief ministry for several years. He made a very positive impact on participants in our ministry ,and he was so faithful to help where he could. May God give you comfort in this difficult time ,and may your special memories give you healing in your grief. Layden was so special! Dianne and Wiley Nash

Posted by Dianne Nash on June 11, 2022

I have deep sympathy for the family and loved ones. You were an inspiration to your children and should be proud. May You Rest In Peace

Posted by Jerry Hawes on June 10, 2022

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