Bob Wood was a true character who lately had begun to resemble the “Doc” Dr. Emmett Brown from the movie Back to the Future. The owner of AGM Auto (for A Good Mechanic, named by his mom) in Arcadia, Indiana, Bob was well known for his honesty in business and his generous help to many people. He was closely surrounded by a tight group of childhood and other friends who do anything for each other.
Bob was born on August 23, 1958, and died on June 29, 2020, of a heart attack. For someone who was known for his big heart, his heart was literally worn out at 61. His survivors include sister Jan Wood of Arcadia, niece Jill Young Triggol, sister Joni Williamson Watson, nephew Seth Williamson, all of Indianapolis, brothers Tommy Wood of Oakford, Indiana, and Terry Wood of Anderson, and Angie Young Johnson, step-sister, of Stafford, Virginia.
His niece, Mikhail Wood, died before him this year.
Bob was a prankster and jokester who loved telling stories. He was also known to be cantankerous but was considered fair and trusting in his dealings with people. He began working on cars at 13 at Rayle’s Garage in Cicero, the little town where he grew up. At 17 he rebuilt the robust engine of his 1970 Chevelle which was clocked at high speeds. His knowledge of auto mechanics was vast. He loved NASCAR racing and made many trips with friends to major races all over. He recently saw the Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam which were lifelong wishes. The Rolling Stones were his favorite, and Bob managed to see them, mostly up front, three times. It was always a huge thrill for him.
Bob wasn’t large in size, but he was a really big softie, giving to a fault to those who knew and loved him. He always helped his family members with their car crises and opened his pool for anyone to come over and swim in the summer. It’s just one of many examples of things he did for others without thinking. The enormity of how much he’ll be missed is not yet even realized.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Hamilton County Humane Society or any dog rescue organization.
Arrangements are entrusted to Hartley Funeral Homes, Cicero Chapel, Cicero, Indiana, 46034, and you may leave condolences at www.hartleyfuneralhomes.com.
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Humane Society for Hamilton County
1721 Pleasant Street, Noblesville IN 46060