William Bainster "Chip" Wood, Jr., born December 5, 1954 in Chapel Hill, died November 9, 2015 at his home in the company of his family.Chip is survived by his parents, William B. Wood, Sr. and Virginia F. Wood; three brothers, Timothy B. Wood and wife Joan of Cornelius, NC; Jonathan C. Wood and wife Bonnie of Greensboro, NC; and Scott F. Wood of Greenville, NC; four daughters, Catherine Wood of NY; Erin Wood, Sarah Wood, and Meghan Wood, of Chapel Hill; five nephews, two nieces, and many extended family members. Chip was a graduate of Chapel Hill High School. He attended Guilford College and Randolph Community College, and graduated Alamance Community College with a degree in Marketing and Business Management, with Honors. Chip worked in furniture marketing, specializing in Scandinavian and Italian designed furniture. Chip joined "Living Easy Furniture", later named ECHO. He was interested in furniture history and styles and was gifted in assisting families choose furnishings to match their living style, especially older clients as they "downsized" their living arrangements. He was talented in helping businesses design unique furnishings and arrangement. Through these activities, Chip developed many friends in Chapel Hill and far beyond. He read extensively in history and literature. His interests were eclectic and restless.Chip Greatly loved the out of doors, from the NC mountains to the sea, and his travels in Great Britain and Europe, but he was never more at peace than when he was fishing with his dear friend Jeff. The flora, fauna and the beauty of This Earth were his great joy. Perhaps, he will now enjoy an even greater view and joy in GOD'S CREATIONS.A memorial service celebrating Chip's life will be held at University Presbyterian Church, 209 East Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, on Saturday, November 21 at 2:00 pm.The family wishes to express deep appreciation to Hanna Sanoff, MD, the many nurses and staff of the Lineberger Cancer Center, UNC Health Care, and a very great appreciation to UNC Hospice nurses and staff for their wonderful care - a special thank you to Nancy Jo Stotts, RN, BS for her expert care. In lieu of flowers, it is requested that desired memorial gifts be made to Lineberger Cancer Center, UNC Hospice, or to Alamance Community College Foundation William B. (Chip) Wood, Jr. Scholarship Fund, PO Box 8000, Graham, NC 27253-2000.Walker's Funeral Service and Cremation of Chapel Hill is serving the Wood family. Online condolences may be expressed at walkersfuneral <a href="http://service.com" target="_new">service.com</a>
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