Donald Lynn Wood

Donald Lynn Wood, age 67, beloved husband, father, and fisherman passed away at his home on April 14, 2023. Don was born in Overton, TX on February 29, 1956. His true passion in life was fishing which he began at a very young age and passed down to those he loved most and many others. He was a member of SETSFA – South East Texas Sports Fishing Association, winning many awards and participating in tournaments, including his favorites Hall of Fame and Tackle Time. He also participated in the Turning Point Drum Tournament where he had the privilege of taking those that were physically challenged out on the water to catch the “big one”. His other hobbies included duck hunting in his blind on Halls Bayou and deer hunting any chance he got. Don was known around Galveston County for the many fences he built. His family will miss his delicious cooking, especially seafood specialties and slow cooked hamburgers, and all those incredible stories. He had a talent for making everyone around him laugh and feel right at home wherever you were with him.

Don retired from Valero Refinery in Texas City after 42 years. He moved to a beautiful spot with his wife, Pam, in Blue, TX where they enjoyed working the land along with feeding and watching the beautiful wildlife together.

He is preceded in death by his mother Bonnie Crisp and stepfather Monroe Crisp, stepmother Billie Wood, grandmother Ruth Myers, grandfather Nig West, brother-in-law Bubba Ziegelmeyer and his cherished dogs Jake, Molly, and Cali.

He is survived by his wife of twenty years, Pam, father Delmar Wood, daughter Misti Wood, son-in-law Wade Bullard, daughter Natalie Wood (partner T-Ray Ellis), son Donnie Wood, stepson Jeff Roberson (Lynn), grandchildren Paige Bullard, Taylor Bullard, Jacob Roberson, brother Joe Wood (partner Mark Novack), sister Connie Ziegelmeyer (special friend Donna Keimig), sister-in-law Brenda Wood, brother-in-law Michael Chapman (Lou), his cherished hunting dogs Jake and Abby, as well as, numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews.

A special thanks to his niece, Krystal Chapman Herbeck, for her care and comfort she gave him.

Also, thanks to Gentiva Hospice Care for their compassion and support.

A Celebration of Life, a gathering of family and friends, will be held May 13, 2023, 3-5pm, at James Crowder Funeral Home in Dickinson, TX.

Thank you for your thoughts, prayers, and kind words as we celebrate Don Wood’s beautiful legacy.



  1. Prayers for the Family, may you always keep your memories close to your Heart. I’m sure his arms are around all of you he loved so dearly. God Bless.🙏🏼🙏🏼

    Kim Spreeman
  2. It was a pleasure to have met him and had time with Don and his wonderful wife Pam.

  3. I want to give my condolences to the whole family. Dan will be missed tremendously but never forgotten my heart and prayers go out to the family through this hard time. May God be with you all?

    Nancy Vega
  4. Because of our roots, the sacrifices and travail of the generation before us we will be together again. I weap for those of us left, but rejoice for you. Sail on Silver Boy, your time has come to shine!

    Kim Myers
  5. RIP , my Bro. You left us with many good memories .

    David Anderson
  6. My condolences to the family of Don wood. I have known Don for about 46 years and know how well of a fisherman he was. May God bless all of his family.

    ANGELO DeVries Sr
  7. Rest in peace Don Wood I had alof of good times with you through the years you will be missed.

    Dennis Anderson
  8. Sincere condolences to you Misti and all of the family! Praying God’s comfort on all of you and that the sweet memories of your Dad will keep his spirit alive forever! Love, The Geiler Family

    Steve, Robin and Geiler Family
  9. Big hugs and prayers for you and your family! With the sounds of all your dads stories and memories, he seemed like a wonderful man. God bless you and your family!

    Shane and Eva Miller
  10. I sure do miss my friend and always will. We talk about him often and still see his smile. Don you fought that monster so long and Pam you stood by him all the way.
    God give you comfort and healing.
    We love you.
    Joe and Joycelyn Shaw

    Joe and Joycelyn Shaw
  11. For Pam: it was only my privilege to meet and talk with you and Don on a few occasions at New Life Austin but, it didn’t take long to perceive that your husband was a great, kindhearted, strong person. Please know that I will be praying for God’s comfort and strength through your time of grief.

    God bless you and all of your family.

    JulieAnn Reynolds
  12. Love & Condolences for you & your Family !! May your Dad be Forever in your Heart & Memory. Prayers & Hugs forever.

    Chris & Deb Cliburn
  13. Our condolences to Amy and the family. I had the opportunity to meet Don at New Life Church in Austin. May the Lord give you comfort at this time of sorrow.
    The MacLeod family.

    The MacLeod’s

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