93 year old John Ralph Wood of Smithville died Saturday at his residence. He was a member of the Smithville First Baptist Church and a retired employee of the City of Smithville as a Water Plant Operator. A graveside service and burial will be Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Mark Bass will officiate. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Eugene and Sarah Emaline Southern Wood; two sisters; and a brother. He is survived by his wife, Mary Sue Wood of Smithville. One son, Jeff Wood of Mount Juliet, and a nephew, L.B. Wood of Poteau, Oklahoma. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.