History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

The Wood Mortuary, Inc. traces its origin back to 1902 when John D. Wood established a funeral and undertaking business. The business opened on the second floor of his Grocery-Hardware store located on Randall Street in downtown Greer, South Carolina. 

After several years, John D. Wood built a chapel next door to the funeral business leading him to close the doors to the Grocery-Hardware store in 1922. He then placed his concentration on the growing Mortuary. 

Richard H. Wood Jr., grandson of the founder, now serves as President of the company.

Our Valued Staff

  • John D. Wood

    John D. Wood, Founder of The Wood Mortuary, Inc.

    John D. Wood was born April 3, 1867 and passed away on April 4, 1935.

  • Richard H. Wood, Sr.

    Richard H. Wood, Sr., Former President of The Wood Mortuary, Inc.

    Richard H. Wood, Sr. was born April 30, 1914 and passed away on April 26, 1980

  • Richard H. Wood, Jr.

    Richard H. Wood, Jr., President

    Richard H. Wood, Jr. has been a Licensed Funeral Director for over 40 years. Richard is the third generation of The Wood family in funeral service. Graduating from Presbyterian College, Richard served 2 years of active duty in the U.S. Army. After marrying Sharone Bishop Wood, they became parents of two daughters and have one grandson.

  • Greg Jones

    Greg Jones, Manager

    Married to Stephanie Bull Jones, Greg and Stephanie have two sons and four grandsons. Greg has been employed with The Wood Mortuary, Inc. since 1976, and is a Licensed Funeral Director / Embalmer. Graduating from Spartanburg Methodist College and Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science in 1982, Greg also served on the South Carolina State Board of Funeral Service from 2002 to 2005.

  • Clyde T. Rampey, Jr., CFSP

    Clyde T. Rampey, Jr., CFSP, Assistant Manager

    Tom has been employed with The Wood Mortuary, Inc. since 1977, and is a Licensed Funeral Director / Embalmer. Tom attended University of South Carolina, and is a graduate of the Kentucky School of Mortuary Science. As well as being Past President of South Carolina Funeral Directors Association, Tom is a former member of the NFDA Policy Board and Member of the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice.

  • Myron Paris

    Myron Paris, Licensed Funeral Director / Embalmer

    Myron has been employed with The Wood Mortuary, Inc. since May 1981, and is a 1984 graduate of Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science. Myron is married to Terri Henry Paris, and they have a son, two daughters, and one granddaughter. Myron and his wife are members of Greer First Baptist Church.

  • Doug Lingo

    Doug Lingo, Licensed Funeral Director / Embalmer

    Doug has been in funeral service since March 1988 and graduated March 1992 from Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science.

  • Tee Rampey

    Tee Rampey, Licensed Funeral Director / Embalmer

    Tee has been employed with The Wood Mortuary, Inc. since 1990. Tee graduated from Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science.

  • Jeff White

    Jeff White, Licensed Funeral Director / Embalmer

    Jeff has been employed with The Wood Mortuary, Inc. since 1980, and is a 1983 graduate of Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science. Jeff is married to Patty White, and they have two sons.

  • David Masters

    David Masters, Licensed Funeral Director / Embalmer

    David has worked in funeral service since 1996, and has been employed with The Wood Mortuary, Inc. since 2005. He graduated from the University of South Carolina and Piedmont Technical College School of Mortuary Science.

  • Stan Hamilton

    Stan Hamilton, Licensed Funeral Director / Embalmer

    Stan has been employed by The Wood Mortuary since 1991, and is a 1994 graduate of Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science. Stan is married to Claudia Hamilton.

  • J. Travis Campbell

    J. Travis Campbell, Licensed Funeral Director / Embalmer

    Travis has been employed with The Wood Mortuary, Inc. since June 2009. He is a graduate of Blue Ridge High School, and holds an A.A.S. Degree in Funeral Service from Piedmont Technical College.

  • G. Blake Jones

    G. Blake Jones, Licensed Funeral Director

    Blake has been employed with The Wood Mortuary, Inc. since May 2010. He is a 2002 graduate of Greer High School, and graduated Greenville Technical College with degrees in marketing and business management.

  • Bob Griffith

    Bob Griffith, Apprentice Funeral Director / Embalmer

    Bob is a 1986 graduate of Appalachian State University and a 2016 graduate of Piedmont Technical College. He is retired from the U.S. Army, married to Bonnie, and has three children. Bob has been employed with The Wood Mortuary, Inc. since August 2014.

  • Don Teague

    Don Teague, Associate

    Don has been employed with The Wood Mortuary, Inc. since 1988. He graduated from University of North Carolina at Charlotte and Greenville Technical College.

  • Danny Ballew

    Danny Ballew, Associate

    Danny has been employed with The Wood Mortuary, Inc. since June 2016. He is a 1970 graduate of Parker High School, and is married to the former Robbin Hall. He and his wife are members of Rock Springs Baptist Church in Easley. Danny has worked in funeral service since 1996.

  • Steve Campbell

    Steve Campbell, Associate

    Steve has been employed with The Wood Mortuary, Inc. since August 2017.

  • Amy Lockwood

    Amy Lockwood, Office Manager

    Amy has been employed with The Wood Mortuary, Inc. since March 2000.

  • Jeanie Patrick Childress

    Jeanie Patrick Childress, Assistant Office Manager

    Jeanie has been employed with The Wood Mortuary, Inc. since May 2001, and is a graduate of Greer High School and has two sons.

  • Arlene C. Pack

    Arlene C. Pack, Administrative Assistant

    Arlene has been employed with The Wood Mortuary, Inc. since 2006.

  • Pam F. Counihan

    Pam F. Counihan, Part-Time Administrative Assistant

    Pam has been employed with The Wood Mortuary, Inc. since January 2013.

  • Gene Hall

    Gene Hall, Committal Equipment Associate

    Gene has been employed with The Wood Mortuary, Inc. since 1978.

  • Alan Gambrell

    Alan Gambrell, Committal Equipment Associate

    Alan has been employed with The Wood Mortuary, Inc. since 2002.

  • Joshua Teague

    Joshua Teague, Committal Equipment Associate

    Joshua has been employed with The Wood Mortuary, Inc. since 2012. Joshua is married to Jenna Teague.

  • Bill Hamby

    Bill Hamby, Part-Time Associate

    Bill has been employed with The Wood Mortuary, Inc. since 2003.

  • David Henderson

    David Henderson, Part-Time Associate

    David has been employed with The Wood Mortuary, Inc. since 2003. David is married to Edith Henderson, and they have three children and five grandchildren.

  • Pete Bellinger

    Pete Bellinger, Part-Time Associate

    Pete has been employed with The Wood Mortuary, Inc. since 2006.

  • Charles Floyd

    Charles Floyd, Part-Time Associate

    Charles has been employed with The Wood Mortuary, Inc. since March 2008.

  • Stephen Kennette

    Stephen Kennette, Part-Time Associate

    Stephen has been employed with The Wood Mortuary, Inc. since February 2014. He is a 2002 graduate of James F. Byrnes High School, and a 2006 graduate of Clemson University.

  • Hugh Sistare

    Hugh Sistare, Part-Time Associate

    Hugh has been employed with The Wood Mortuary, Inc. since July 2015.

  • John McWilliams

    John McWilliams, Part-Time Associate

    John has been employed with The Wood Mortuary, Inc. since 2017.

  • Mark Owens

    Mark Owens, Part-Time Associate

    Mark has been employed with The Wood Mortuary, Inc. since November 2017.