Gainesville – Floyd “Casey” William Wood, MMS, PhD, of Gainesville, FL died on Monday, August 24, 2015, at the age of 89 after a brief battle with cancer. Casey was born in Eugene, OR on May 31, 1926 the eldest son to Floyd Wood, and Vesta Brady Wood. His parents and one son, James, predeceased him. He grew up in Eugene and Portland, Oregon; lived in Albany and Corvallis area for many years and received his degrees from the University of Oregon and Oregon State University. Casey lived a full life leaving behind his wife of 26 years, Beth C. Wood, two sisters, Barbara Hordes and Dawn Dahl both of Portland, OR, brother, Brady Wood of Woodland Hills, CA, two sons, Denny and Brent Wood of Canyonville, OR and Gainesville, FL respectively, and two daughters, Lesley Marshall of Colmesnell, TX, and Libby Wood of Lakeland, FL, twelve grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. He was training to be Navy pilot in the V5/V12 program when World War II ended. He worked for the U.S. Bureau of Mines in Albany, OR and the Jacksonville, FL Naval Air Station as a metallurgical engineer. Casey enjoyed travelling on mission trips with his church and Habitat for Humanity, flying his plane, hiking and camping, and playing tennis with the self-dubbed ‘Gator Geezers’. Music was an important part of his life; he played coronet with the Gainesville Community Band and Santa Fe Brass. He was an active member and Elder of First Presbyterian Church where he sang in the choir. A Memorial Service will be held at First Presbyterian Church in Gainesville 300 SW 2nd Avenue Gainesville, FL 32601 at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 27, 2015. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Alachua Habitat for Humanity, 2630 NW 41st Street, Suite C-3, Gainesville, FL 32606 or the First Presbyterian Church Organ Concert Endowment.