Gale Ray "The Captain" Wood

Gale Ray “The Captain” Wood, 72, Russell, died Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, at Russell Regional Hospital.

He was born Feb. 11, 1948, in Grant County to Andrew and Jessie (Neill) Wood. He graduated from Satanata High School and attended Fort Hays State University.

He married Carol Jean Johnson on June 3, 1967, in Salina. He was a truck driver for Deitz Construction for 20 years.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Russell; a daughter, Cindy Jury, Russell; a brother, Ben Wood, Ulysses; a granddaughter; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Kelly Ray Wood.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, Russell; a a private burial of ashes will follow at a later date.

There will be no visitation held cremation has taken place.

Posted online on November 30, 2020