Richard L. Wood, Sr., 71 of Hopedale, passed away Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021 at UPMC Shadyside Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was born Feb. 21, 1950 in Hopedale, Ohio, a son of the late George William and Doris Ann Kersey Ward, Sr. Richard was a member of the Hopedale Church of Christ, the United Mineworkers of America, and the Hopedale Volunteer Fire Department. He was an avid Ohio State Buckeye Fan. He worked at Y&O Coal Nelms #1 in Unionvale, and then he retired from Y&O Nelms #2 in Hopedale, Ohio. 

He was preceded in death, in addition to his parents, by his wife, Martha Diane Barnhart Wood on Apr. 12, 2009. Surviving is his son, Richard L. (Pamela) Wood, Jr.; 2 daughters: Sondra Miser and Shonna (Ed) Stringer, all of Hopedale; five grandchildren: Mindy, Lewis, Gabrielle (Kendall), Todd, and Holly; two great-grandchildren: Diesel and Phoenix Tallevast; two brothers: Gene (Fern) Wood, Sr. of Hopedale and Bill (Kathy) Ward, Jr. of Macedonia; four sisters: Sharon (Bruce) Wade of Unionvale, Sue (John) Blawut of Hopedale, Deb (Bill) Decker of Hopedale and Rhonda (Tony) Kinzie of Cadiz; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021 from 3 p.m. until the time of memorial service at 5 at the Clark-Kirkland-Barr Funeral Home in Cadiz, with Dean Blythe officiating. The family asks that you wear a facial covering and observe social distancing. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations in his honor to the Tony Teramana Cancer Center (3204 Johnson Road, Steubenville, Ohio 43952). The memorial guestbook may be signed at