Lieutenant Commander Scott Allen Wood (US Navy, Ret.)


Lieutenant Commander Scott Allen Wood (US Navy, Ret.)
Lieutenant Commander Scott Allen Wood (US Navy, Ret.)

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.

14 Replies to “Lieutenant Commander Scott Allen Wood (US Navy, Ret.)”

  1. My deepest sympathy. Scott was so fun to work with. Always smiling and joking. Full participation in any fun event. I loved his ballerina costume. Red white and blue rocket pops on flag day. I’ll always remember him as a good part of my work life at Pantex.

    The service was wonderful. His son-in-law gave a eulogy Scott would have been proud of. Joanne you are in my thoughts as you go through this difficult time.

  2. I am deeply saddened that my cousin Scott has passed away. He was a wonderful role model for us younger cousins, a smart lovable kid with a great sense of humor. And he was always very sweet to us. I’ll never forget watching him graduate from the Naval Academy, a handsome young officer and a gentleman. May the grace of God be with the family as they mourn his loss.

  3. In our 68 Lucky Bag, page 377, Scott “Woods” picture is included. Was this a misspelling?

  4. I was so sorry to hear that Scott passed. He left us too soon. Our mothers were sisters so as a boy and young adult we spent time together at family gatherings. I was the youngest of the cousins and always looked up to Scott. He was fun. He always had his guitar and played for us as we tried to sing along.
    We went to his Naval Academy graduation in ’68. He could have had his pick of commissions, being an Academy grad., and chose to go to Vietnam and served on a river patrol. He took a hit after giving his flack jacket to another crew member and lived with a piece of shrapnel in his back for the rest of his life. That is the kind of guy Scott was. He went on to a distinguished career serving our country in the US Navy and in the private sector. We need more like him.
    Anchors Away

  5. My sincerest condolences to Scott’s family. Wishing you peace and solace. What we have once enjoyed can never be lost and all those loving memories will keep him close. All that knew Scott will know that he had a great sense of humor and throughly enjoyed people and the world was a better place for him being there.

  6. Our deepest sympathies reach out to the Wood family. Scottie remains in my memory as talented and joyful classmate and friend.

  7. Jo Ann, we are so sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family that the Lord will give you all strength, faith, mercy, grace and guidance during this time and always 🙏 ❤️.
    Ivan & Ravina Cordell

  8. JoAnn, Lynn, and Leigh
    I am so very sorry to hear of Scotty’s death. My prayers are with you all.

  9. My condolences to the Wood family. I worked with Scott between the years 1994 and 2012. Scott had a sense of humor, he brought a fresh outlook each day, and most days provided a few surprises as well. I’m sorry he has passed. I hope all will remember Scott’s military service as well as his years as a civil servant.

  10. We are sorry for your loss, Jo Ann. We remember the good times we had in London and Maryland. Rest in peace Scott…..

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