Blanche Virginia Wood, 97 of Beckley went home to be with the Lord Wednesday October 5, 2022, at the Greystone Villages following a long illness.
Born October 5, 1925, in Hinton she was a daughter of the late John Henry “Doc” and Sarah Clementine Vance Adkins.
She was a member of the Beckley Church of God and had attended the Church of God her entire life. Blanche was a seamstress, homemaker, loved playing cards, and was an avid fisherman.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Charles L. Cooper and second husband Leonard Wood; eight sisters, Bulah Adkins, Sadie Bragg, Goldie Patterson, Lola Bennett, Maureen Meadows, Myrtle Richmond, Daisy Bennett and Josephine Chandler; two brothers, Raymond Adkins and Earnest Plumley. Blanche was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Those left to cherish her memory include her three daughters, Reginia Welsch of Salem, OH, Charlotte Massy of Columbus, OH, and Jacqueline Standiford of Beckley and husband Dick; nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and several great- great grandchildren, two special nieces, Teresa Lynn Ross and Donnie Jo Feijo as well as several additional nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 1:00 PM Saturday October 8, 2022 at the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors Chapel with Pastors Roy L. “Butch” Honaker, F. D. Sexton, Harold Newsome, and James “Wimpy” Adkins officiating. Burial will follow in the Adkins Family Cemetery at Longbottom. Friends may call from noon until the time of services Saturday at the funeral parlor. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.