Clarence Lloyd "Whitey" Wood Jr., 74, of Warrenton, died Friday, Aug. 3, 2007, at home.

He was born Oct. 11, 1932, in Hillsboro, to Clarence Lloyd Wood Sr. and Ruth Ione (Garwood) Wood.

On Oct. 5, 1957, he married Erna Merz in Cloverdale, Calif. She survives, residing in Warrenton. The couple lived in Jewell from 1972 until 2000, then in Warrenton until the present.

Mr. Wood was self-employed for more than 43 years, working as a commercial fisherman, contractor/ carpenter, farmer and logger.

After his retirement, Mr. Wood continued to volunteer assisting on construction projects for churches and camps across the United States. He spent five months in Lilongwe, Malawi, Africa, overseeing the construction of College of Christian Ministries in 2001. He was a member of the Calvary Assembly of God Church in Warrenton and the Gideons.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Robin Bustillos of El Paso, Texas, and Debra and Gary Jacobson of Knappa; a sister, Esther Miller of Albany; a brother and sister-in-law, Roy and Darlene Wood of Oakridge; six grandchildren Anthony Lloyd Bustillos of San Antonio, Texas, David Robert Bustillos of El Paso, Kyle Jacobson and his wife, Cara, of Svensen, Nicholas Lloyd Jacobson, and his wife, Jessica, and Derek Ried Jacobson, all of Knappa, and Andrea Weaver and her husband, Craig, of Brownsmead; eight great-grandchildren, Nicholas Bustillos, Daisha, Tyrel, Bodean and Marshall Jacobson and Madelynn, Katelynn and Raelynn Weaver; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Melvin Wood.

A memorial will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Calvary Assembly of God Church in Warrenton.

Private burial was held at the Jewell Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Calvary Assembly of God Church Building Fund, 1365 S. Main Ave., Warrenton, OR 97146.

Caldwell's Luce-Layton Mortuary in Astoria is in charge of the arrangements.

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