Charles Norwood Wood, 92

March 1, 2018

Charles Norwood Wood, 92, of Deale, MD passed away February 27, 2018 at his residence. He was born August 15, 1925 in Deale to Robert Norwood Wood and Sarah Ellen Proctor Wood. Charles spent his entire life on the farm where he was born, and he operated the family farm since his teenage years. He enjoyed farming and sharing his harvest with his family, friends, and neighbors. His interests were dump trucks and farm equipment, which he worked on and operated well into his eighties. Self-employed all of his life, Charles was a southern Anne Arundel County tobacco and vegetable farmer, and he planted and harvested oysters from the Chesapeake Bay. Married to June Griner Wood on August 6, 1954, Charles was preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, and also by his son, Leonard (Lenny) Kayton, sister Ethel Wood Nutwell, and brother Richard Proctor Wood. His first marriage to the late Gladys Crandell ended in divorce. Charles is survived by a daughter from his first marriage, Diane Hays (Todd) of Port Republic, MD. and additional surviving children are Paulette “Penny” Seidman (Jerry) of Salem, VA., Alice Nicholson (Mark), and Marybeth Evans (Terry), both of Friendship, MD, Charles “Chase” Wood (Patricia), and Hugh Wood (Joan), both of Deale, MD, and Jenny Tasheuras (Nick) of Huntingtown, MD, 23 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, and 5 great-great-grandchildren.