Dr. Robert “Bob” Wickliffe Wood


Dr. Robert "Bob" Wickliffe Wood
Dr. Robert “Bob” Wickliffe Wood

Dr. Robert “Bob” Wickliffe Wood, of Amarillo, Texas passed away February 6, 2023.

Visitation will be from 5-6:30 pm, Friday. February 10, 2023 at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel, 2800 Paramount. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, February 11, 2023 at Coulter Road Baptist Church, 4108 Coulter. Interment will follow in Llano Cemetery East. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors.

Bob was born March 5, 1952 in Evansville, IN. Robert graduated from University High School, Normal, Illinois in 1970.  He married the love of his love, Sharon Ann Smith on July 3rd, of the same year. He attended Vanderbilt University where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular Biology. He then attended the University of Kentucky where he received a Master of Science in Microbiology.

Bob served for 4 years as a Captain at William H. Beaumont Medical Center in El Paso, TX. After completing his time in the US Army, he attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary where he received a Master of Divinity. He served for 6 years as the Minister of Education for Belview Baptist Church in Midland, TX,

He then was called to First Baptist Church, Dalhart, Tx as their Minister of Education and served for 10 years.  During this time, he completed a Doctorate of Ministry from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. In May of 2000, the Lord led them to Germantown, WI to pursue church planting. God called Bob and Sharon to Morris, IL and then on to serve the Baptist State Convention of Michigan, where they spent several years. Heritage Baptist Church was his final call and he retired from full-time ministry in December of 2019. “GrandBob” loved the Lord and loved his grandkids. He enjoyed reading everything and enjoyed serving his church at Coulter Road Baptist Church.

His legacy of service will remain.

He is preceded in death by his father, Roundtree Wickliffe Wood.

Bob is survived by his wife, Sharon Ann Wood of Amarillo, TX; mother, Neree Hatcher Wood of Columbia, SC; brother, Richard Wood and wife, Robbie of Alabama; sisters, Kathleen Listman of Oklahoma City, OK and Jeanette Guinn of Columbia, SC; sons, Bobby Wood and wife Dee Grogan of Austin, TX and David Wood and wife, Lori of Amarillo, TX; grandchildren, Celeste Morales of Amarillo, TX, Kristen Trevino of McKinney, TX, Naomi Trevino of Amarillo, TX, Jarek Wood of Amarillo, TX, and John Mark Wood and wife, Brooke of Norfolk, VA where he serves in the US Navy; and great-grandchildren, Trinity Little and Ember Lynn Wood.

8 Replies to “Dr. Robert “Bob” Wickliffe Wood”

  1. What wonderful people. Fellow Pioneer Bands people. I am so sorry Sharon. All the best! I taught in Morris for a year.


  2. Bob was a true friend to us, wise and helpful, dedicated and fun. The time and service to the Lord in Michigan blessed thousands, including us. We are praying for you, Sharon and family. We love you.
    Karen and Leonard Villalpando

  3. It has been an honor to serve beside him as his pastor at Coulter Road. I will truly miss his insight, his humor and dedication to the Lord.

  4. You will be forever missed grandbob❤️❤️ Thank you for all the games you showed up to for lexie and josh. You constant support will forever live in our hearts. Thank for the friendship you shared with my dad. Gone but never forgotten. We love you.

    Tanya, Dj, Lexie, Josh

  5. Oh, my! Sharon, grieving with you for your great loss!
    Loved working with Bob over the years especially at the state office. Great memories of our time there.
    Much love and prayers for you and your family.

  6. Sharon and family,
    I am so sorry for this loss for you and so many who were impacted by Bob. I was honored to serve with him in Michigan. He lived a life that honored his Savior and loved those to whom and with whom he ministered. You are in my prayers in the days ahead.
    Helen Henley

  7. Good man, loved his Lord, his family and his church (in that order also). Served the First Baptist Church, Dalhart faithfully for a decade. It was my privilege to work with him during that time as his Director of Missions of the Top O’ Texas Baptist Association. Our prayers are for Sharon and the family in the days ahead.

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