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Kevin John Wood

1951 ~ 2019 (age 68)

Kevin John Wood died unexpectedly, Thursday, August 15, 2019. He was 68 years old.

Kevin was born in Paeroa, New Zealand and made Chatham County, NC his home in the mid-1980’s.

Excellent with his hands, Kevin’s expert knowledge and talented experience kept him busy building many residential houses and commercial buildings, including Manifold Recording Studio.  He was an avid collector of classic cars, motorcycles and other historic memorabilia.  A particular favorite was his M274 military mule which saw use daily in his work around home.  He had a passion for history and often rescued and restored historical documents, artifacts, and buildings, relocating them to places more conducive to preservation.


 Survivors include his wife, Nancy Wood of Pittsboro; son, Zach (Cassie) Wood; stepdaughters, Khara Gonzalas and Rebecca Whitt; stepsons, Michael Whitt and Bryce Whitt; grandchildren, Eloise Wood and Oliver Scott Branch-Sherrill; sister, Pamela (James) Walsh of Christchurch, New Zealand; nieces, Ellen Walsh, Jessie Walsh and Lauren Walsh; in addition to many friends and colleagues who were touched by Kevin’s life.

A Celebration of Kevin's life will be held at Carolina Friends School, 4809 Friends School Road, Durham, NC 27705.  The celebration of life will held on September 7, 2019, at 2:00 pm.



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