Lloyd E. Wood, age 81, of Tuscaloosa, died Thursday, May 7, 2009, at DCH Regional Medical Center. Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, May 9, 2009, at Alberta Baptist Church with Pastor Larry Corder and Dr. David Dockery officiating and soloists Miss Hillary Burke and Rev. Ron Wilson. Burial will follow in Tuscaloosa Memorial Park with Tuscaloosa Memorial Chapel Funeral Home directing. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest K. Wood, his brother, Edward K. Wood, his sister, Betty Wood Murphree, and his grandson, Erek Wood.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Faye Pierson Wood; his daughters, Terria Wood Plott and Belva Wood Bolinger; his brother, Bobby C. Wood (Janice); his grandchildren, Hunter Plott (Tracy), Heather Plott Sanders (Scott), and Haleigh Plott Bullard (Josh); his great-grandchildren, Elaina, Jonathan, and Victoria Plott, Brenton, J.P., and Natalie Sanders, Kelsey, Kinisley, and Breyden Biggs, and Joshua Lloyd Bullard; his sisters-in-law, Mary Alma Wood, Minnie Bell Mills, and Martha Pierson; nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Mr. Wood graduated from Tuscaloosa County High School where he excelled in all varsity sports. He received the TCHS Outstanding Alumnus Award in 1983. He signed a professional baseball contract with the Cincinnati Reds organization.

Mr. Wood has contributed to the economic and civic structure of Tuscaloosa. After completing The Building School of Birmingham, he began Lloyd Wood Plumbing and Heating Company of Tuscaloosa. In 1954, he opened the Lloyd Wood Construction Co., Inc. He has been one of the long time real estate developers and builders in the Southeast.

Mr. Wood has served on The University of Alabama's President's Cabinet and on the DCH Medical Board of Directors. He is past president of the Tuscaloosa Contractors Association.

Mr. Wood served as Chairman of the Board of City National Bank, now Regions Bank of Tuscaloosa, and Chairman of the Board of First State Bank of Tuscaloosa, now Cadence Bank.

Mr. Wood was one of the major contributors to the TCHS Foundation, which raised six million dollars for the new Tuscaloosa County High School. The Lloyd Wood Middle School is named in his honor as a result of his contributions.

In 2005, Lloyd Wood was named as a "Pillar" of West Alabama by the Community Foundation of West Alabama. He was a life deacon of Alberta Baptist Church.

Mr. Wood was a true supporter of the Tennessee Walking Horse.  He was a box holder at the Celebration for many years and owned such great horses as WGC Ebony's Senator and Attorney General.

Pallbearers will be Sam Faucett, Leroy McAbee, Wayne Guy, Hunter Plott, Kirk Wood, Doug Hollyhand, Mark Johnson, Tommy Hester, Scott Sanders, Josh Bullard, Michael Morrison, and Don Murphree.

Honorary pallbearers are Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mills, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Bill DeLoach, Dr. and Mrs. Ed Brannan, Jr., Dr. and Mrs. Jim Shamblin, Mr. Norman Mills, Mr. Jerry Morrison, Mr. Reece Pugh, Mr. Eric Heslop, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Lee, Mr. Ed Williamson, Mr. and Mrs. Chip Burke, Mr. and Mrs. Knute Christian, Mr. Jerry Belk, Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Garner, Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Sanders, Mr. John Plott, Mr. and Mrs. Geoff Plott, Mr. Matt Murfree, Mr. John Jones, Mr. Lewis Mallory, Mr. Jeff Whittington, Mr. Rick Jarman, Mr. Jacob Jarman, Mr. and Mrs. R.P. Caddell, Mr. and Mrs. Craig Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. Spurgeon Davis, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Dyess, Mrs. James Barton, Mr. Bill Hust. Mrs. Claud Morrison, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Howell, Dr. and Mrs. David Dockery, Mr. and Mrs. John Walton, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Sheldon, Mrs. Clint Baisden, Mrs. Bob Kupcha, Mrs. Ron McCurdy, Mrs. Matt Lester, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Brown, Coach and Mrs. Hootie Ingram, former employees of Lloyd Wood Construction Co., Inc., doctors of Internal Medicine Associates, and his caregivers, Mary Ann DuBose, Rita Fields, Anita Watford, Maureen Dunn, Dee Madison, and Martha McCool.