Benjamin “Ben” R. Wood, age 86 of Lithonia, died Friday, October 7, 2011. Mr. Wood was preceded in death by his son, Steven R. Wood, in 2007. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Katheryn Turpin Wood, Lithonia; daughter and son-in-law, Amanda and Tracy Maddux, Lithonia; son and daughter-in-law, Lt. Col. Ray and Sukey Wood, Alexandria, VA and several nieces & nephews. Mr. Wood was the owner of a carpet installation company. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at Scot Ward’s Green Meadow Chapel with Pastor Joe Hughes officiating; interment will follow at Fairview Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Monday from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Condolences may be submitted on-line at www.scotward.com. Scot Ward Funeral Services, 699 American Legion Road, Conyers, 30012, 770-483-7216.