Lieutenant Commander Scott Allen Wood (US Navy, Ret.), 75, of Amarillo, TX passed away on March 18, 2022, at his home.
Memorial services will be held at 10:30 A.M., Friday, March 25, 2022, in the Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Dee Slocum officiating.
Scott was born on November 21, 1946, in Boise, ID to Colonel Allen Harry Wood and Olivia Grace Thompson Wood. Scott married Jo Ann Robinson on April 21, 1979, in Annapolis, MD during his Navy service.
Scott graduated from the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD in 1968 and later earned a master’s degree from the Naval Graduate College in computer science. He served in the US Navy from 1964 to 1988 during which time he was awarded the Presidential Unit Commendation, the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Silver Star for service in the Vietnam War. In 1982, he was awarded the Master Explosive Ordinance Disposal Badge for ten years field and staff level service. In 1987, Scott was awarded the Overseas Service Ribbon for eight years of service on foreign shores. In 1988, he received the Navy Commendation Medal for exceptional service. Following military service, Scott continued to use his expertise in explosives to serve his country, predominantly as a safety engineer at the Pantex Plant for the Department of Energy from 1994 to 2015.
He is survived by his wife, Jo Ann of Amarillo, TX; his daughter and son-in-law, Robin and Timothy Wood of Charleston, SC; his sister and brother-in-law, Lynn and Bruce Dusenberry of Tucson, AZ; his sister, Leigh Wood also in Tucson, AZ; his brother-in-law, Neil Robinson of Richmond, VA; his grandchildren, Owen, Penny, and Eleanor; his nieces, Courtney and Kaitlyn; his nephews, Brett and Brian; and his great-nephew, Theodore.