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Samuel “Sammy” Edwin Wood, 73, of Roanoke Rapids, NC passed away on Tuesday, July 23, 2019.

He was born in Halifax County to the late Wilbur Sam Powell Wood and Beulah Patrick Wood and was preceded in death by his Brother-in-law, Norman Davis, Jr.; his Father-in-law, Norman Davis, Sr and Mother-in-law Julia Davis.

Sammy is survived by his wife Nancy Davis Wood, his Daughter Christy W. Loyd and her husband, Patrick of Leland, NC; his granddaughters, Alexa McDonald and Lizzy Loyd; his sister Judy Dickens and her husband, Henry of Roanoke Rapids, NC; his sister-in-law, Janet Sykes and her husband, Robert of Rocky Mount, NC; his sister-in-law Dru Davis of Roanoke Rapids, NC; niece, Sara Sykes of Richmond, VA and his nephew Justin Davis Sykes and his wife, Bridget of Washington, DC. 

Memorial Services will be held in the Chapel of Askew Funeral & Cremation Services on Thursday at 1 p.m. with Rev. Jeremy Kobernat officiating. 

The family will receive friends immediately following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, Mid-Atlantic Affiliate, Memorial Tribute and Processing Center 4217 Park Place Court Glen Allen, VA 23060 or to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.