John L. Wood, age 51, Rt. 2, Whitwell, Tenn., died Sunday [June 3, 1973] in Nashville, Tenn. He was a member of the Baptist faith and was a veteran of World War II. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Etta Rogers Wood; a son, Steven C. Wood of Greensboro, N.C.; a daughter, Miss Sheryle Wood of Charlotte, N.C.; seven step-children, Mrs. Betty Neely of Morgan City, Ala., E. J. Rogers, Mrs. Elsie Mae Joiner, Mrs. Charlotte Caldwell, Anthony Rogers, all of Albertsville, Ala., Mrs. Adene Gunnells of Guntersville, Ala., and Freda Rogers of Whitwell; two siters, Mrs. Melvine Beene of Chattanooga and Mrs. Ray McCurdy of Guntersville; and three brothers, L. L. Wood and M. M. Wood, both of Rossville, Ga., and Calvin Wood of Chattanooga. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday in the East Chapel of the Chattanooga Funeral Home with Rev. Henry Preston officiating. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery. The body is at the Chattanooga Funeral Home, East Chapel.