Linden "Buster" W. Wood April 2, 1945 - June 3, 2019

June 07, 2019

Linden “Buster” W. Wood, age 74 of La Plata, Missouri, passed away Monday, June 3, 2019 at the La Plata Nursing Home in La Plata, Missouri.

Born April 2, 1945 in La Plata, Missouri, the son of Claude Lavern and Leola D. (Wares) Wood. On October 24, 1965 he was united in marriage to Janet Young who survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Tonya Wood of La Plata and Terri McLean and husband, Chris of Woodlawn, TN; one son, Tim Wood and wife Shelley of La Plata; one sister, Lodena Biggs of Lenexa, KS; and eight grandchildren, Summer, Justin, and Pieper Wood, Cameron, Isabella, McKenzie, and Christen McLean, and Mikayla Davis.

His parents and one brother, William Wood preceded him in death.

Buster lived most all of his life in La Plata. He was a 1963 graduate of La Plata High School and a member of the First Baptist Church in La Plata. Buster was a longtime employee with the City of La Plata, Macon County Ambulance District as an EMT, and was later employed at Wal-Mart in Macon, Missouri until his retirement. He was an avid La Plata Bulldog Fan.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, June 7, 2019 at Travis Funeral Chapel in La Plata, MO. Officiating will be Pastor John Gorham. Burial will be in the La Plata Cemetery.

Visitation will be Thursday, June 6, 2019 with the family receiving friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorials in memory of Linden “Buster” Wood may be made to the La Plata Bulldog Backers. They may be sent to or left at Travis Funeral Chapel, 125 S. Church St., La Plata, MO 63549.