Charles R. “Bob” Wood – Charlotte
|July 11, 2012||Filled under Obituaries||
Charles R. “Bob” Wood, 78, died peacefully at his home in Charlotte on Saturday, July 7, 2012. Bob was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on Oct. 24, 1933. He moved with his family to Watertown, Mass. at the age of 11. He attended Watertown High, where he met his first wife, Barbara. After attending Northeastern University, Bob and his wife moved to California where he worked for General Dynamics as a draftsman, working on the Atlas Missile Project. After returning to Massachusetts, he entered the Construction Equipment Industry as a salesman for his uncle’s company, Parker Danner Corp. It is here that Bob began a lifelong career that became one of his passions. He soon moved to Vermont to work at a local branch office in South Burlington. His indomitable spirit, along with the encouragement of a few friends, led Bob to forge out on his own and start his own company, C.R. Wood Corp (CRW Corp.) in 1961. It was here that Bob made many lifelong friends and “partners.” Bob retired from the business in 2006, after selling his “pride and joy” to two of his five children. Bob married his soul mate, Roberta (Chick) Wood on Aug. 22, 1975, in Kennebunkport, Maine, where they merged their two families into one. They soon set up their new homestead on Converse Bay in Charlotte where they entertained many friends and family for years to come. Over the years he enjoyed playing tennis, skiing, golfing, fishing, boating, hunting, traveling, and playing cribbage with family and friends. Bob was a Mason, Shriner, and a former member of the Ethan Allen and Eagles Clubs. He also obtained his pilot’s license in the early 1970s. Among his survivors is his wife, Chick of Charlotte; and a son, Chris Palmer and wife, Kathy, of Shelburne. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Bob’s memory to either the North Ferrisburg United Methodist Church, or EWB – USA attn: Tyler A. Palmer Memorial Fund, 466 Nautilus Court, Suite 300, Boulder, CO 80301.