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

Our History

Founded in 1902 by John D. Wood, The Wood Mortuary was located on the second floor of Wood's hardware and grocery store on Randall Street in Downtown Greer, South Carolina.  Wood turned his attentions to the funeral service establishment in 1925 and made it his full time occupation.
After the death of John D. Wood in 1935, the firm was moved to its present location at 300 West Poinsett Street and was incorporated, with Richard H. Wood, Sr., son of John D. Wood, as President.
A formal chapel was added to the existing facility in 1948 and in 1971 the home of Dr. M.L. Lanford was purchased and connected to the chapel.
Upon graduating from Presbyterian College and serving a two year stint in the U.S. Army, Richard H. Wood, Jr. joined the firm in 1963 on a full time basis and was elected secretary-treasurer, becoming the third generation of the Wood family in funeral service.  He took over operation of the company in 1980, when his father passed away.
With well over a century of service to Greer and surrounding communities, Richard H. Wood, Jr., still serving as president of the firm, states: "We feel very fortunate that the community has put the confidence in us to carry out their wishes after death."  Wood believes that longevity and a personal touch are the reasons that people put their trust in the business his family built.

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 and 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.

  • Myron Paris

    Myron Paris, Assistant Manager

    Myron has been employed with The Wood Mortuary, Inc. since May 1981, and is a Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer. He 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 two granddaughters. Myron and his wife are members of Greer First Baptist Church.

  • 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.

  • 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. Travis serves as one of the firm’s Licensed Pre-Need Insurance agents.

  • Bob Griffith

    Bob Griffith, Licensed 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, and serves as one of the firm’s Licensed Pre-Need Insurance agents.

  • Kelly Orr

    Kelly Orr, Apprentice Funeral Director / Embalmer

    Kelly has been employed with The Wood Mortuary, Inc. since May 2018. He is a Certified Cremation Services Provider (CCSP); a designation earned through the National Funeral Director’s Association.

  • Austin Smith

    Austin Smith, Apprentice Funeral Director / Embalmer

    Austin has been employed with The Wood Mortuary, Inc. since November 2018. He is a Certified Cremation Services Provider (CCSP); a designation earned through the National Funeral Director’s Association.

  • Levi Taylor

    Levi Taylor, Apprentice Funeral Director / Embalmer

    Levi has been employed with The Wood Mortuary, Inc. since February 2019.

  • Andrew Hines

    Andrew Hines, Apprentice Funeral Director / Embalmer

    Andrew has been employed with The Wood Mortuary, Inc. since February 2019. He is a Certified Cremation Services Provider (CCSP); a designation earned through the National Funeral Director’s Association.

  • 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.

  • Ali Stafford

    Ali Stafford, Administrative Assistant

    Ali has been employed with The Wood Mortuary, Inc. since December 2020.

  • Pam F. Counihan

    Pam F. Counihan, Part-Time Administrative Assistant

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

  • Rebecca Harris

    Rebecca Harris, Funeral Attendant

    Rebecca has been employed with The Wood Mortuary, Inc. since May 2018.

  • Gene Hall

    Gene Hall, Committal Equipment Associate

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

  • Joshua Teague

    Joshua Teague, Committal Equipment Associate

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

  • 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 June 2017.

  • Dean Norris

    Dean Norris, Part-Time Associate

    Dean has been employed with The Wood Mortuary, Inc. since March 2018.

  • Benny Beacham

    Benny Beacham, Part-Time Associate

    Benny has been employed with The Wood Mortuary, Inc. since November 2018.

  • Skipper Woodruff

    Skipper Woodruff, Part-Time Associate

    Skipper has been employed with The Wood Mortuary, Inc. since September 2020.

  • Braeden Rampey

    Braeden Rampey, Part-Time Associate

    Braeden has been employed with The Wood Mortuary, Inc. since October 2020.