Franklin David Wood, Sr., 76, of La Junta passed away on November 13, 2017 in Denver. He was born on January 1, 1941 in Rocky Ford to Jerry & Alta Grace (Trujillo) Wood..
Franklin David Wood, Sr., 76, of La Junta passed away on November 13, 2017 in Denver. He was born on January 1, 1941 in Rocky Ford to Jerry & Alta Grace (Trujillo) Wood. He married Judi Darlene Munson on August 6, 1966 in Las Vegas, NV and they made their home in La Junta. Born to this union were Kimberly, Tracey, Shawna, and David; Judi preceded him in death on June 26, 2010.
He was the sixth child of twelve. Frank grew up in the canyon south of Rocky Ford before moving to Fowler to attend town school. He was a member of the 1957 Fowler State Championship Football team, graduating in 1959. In his spare time, Frank enjoyed saddle bronc riding.
In 1960, Frank began his career with the Santa Fe Railroad in La Junta. During the lay-offs at the Santa Fe, Frank was a deputy with the Otero County Sheriff’s Office until being called back by the railroad. In 1974, Frank hung up his spurs and rope to judge at the rodeo. He was a devoted volunteer of the John Fisher Hose Company as a firefighter, EMT, and President of the Colorado State Firefighters Association. Frank enjoyed bowling, softball, coaching, dancing, playing cards and singing. He was at every possible event for his children and grandchildren. Frank never knew a stranger, just striking up a conversation. He always had a smile and strong work ethic. After losing Judi to cancer in 2010, Frank was devastated. He reconnected with dear friend Clara Jones of Falcon.
Frank is survived by his daughter & family, Kim (Chad) Frankmore – Hext of La Junta, Sammi Jo of Pueblo West, and Alexis of Canyon, TX; daughter, Tracey (Shaun) Daniels, Ciera, Haley of Virginia Beach, VA & Justin (Laura) Daniels of New River, NC; daughter, Shawna Alford, Greyson, Jackson of San Diego, CA; son, David (Sandi) Wood, Cerina, Kyra, Brylee, & Dominic of Pueblo & Cassie (Zakk) Wenzel of Littleton; great-grandchildren, Madison Vigil of Pueblo West and Levi Daniels of New River, NC and expecting baby Wenzel of Littleton; siblings, Cornelia (Eldon) Reynolds of Delta, CO; Mayme Phillips of Pueblo; Janice (Sandy) Morrow of Amarillo, TX; Bill (Vickie) Wood of La Junta; Carol (Jim) Harriman of Fowler; Mary (Bob) Noble of Fowler; Madeline Wood of Denver, CO. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, sisters, Jane Wood and Muriel Telfer; brothers, Jerry Wood, Jr. and Edward Wood; brother-in-law’s, Ron Munson, Jerry Phillips and Mike Telfer; in-laws, Dale Munson and Mary Emrick; sister-in-law, Linda.
A Celebration of his life will be Monday, November 20, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the La Junta First Church of the Nazarene with Pastor Gordon Smith officiating.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association of Colorado, 1600 Race Street, Denver, CO, 80206direct or through the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made at www.peacockFH.com. Peacock-Larsen Funeral Home & Arkansas Valley Crematory is in charge of arrangements.