Mr. Wood, 80, died May 13 at an Irving nursing home of complications from Alzheimer's disease. Services were May 17 at First Baptist Church of Carrollton. Burial was at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.

During World War II, Mr. Wood was a gunner aboard a B-24 Liberator. He received the Silver Star for flying on 46 missions as one of the "Jolly Rogers" of the 90th Bombardment Group.

"For the longest time, he didn't say anything," his wife said. "In 1985, we began to go to reunions for his bomber group. It was at that time that I began to find out. I told our children, 'We are awfully lucky to have your dad.' "

After the war, Mr. Wood returned to Texas, where he was an insurance accountant for several companies. He also was called to serve the Air Force stateside during the Korean War.

Mr. Wood was active in his sons' sports activities. He was president of the Little League and the local Pee Wee Football Association for years, Mrs. Wood said.

"Barney was on the park board for 30 years," she said. "They gave him a pin with three diamonds; he'd been on there longer than any volunteer."

The city of Farmers Branch honored his more than 29 years of volunteer service on the Parks and Recreation Department board by naming the Barney Wood Athletic Complex in tribute.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Wood is survived by three sons, Greg Wood and Keith Wood, both of Carrollton, and Paul Wood of Farmers Branch; a daughter, Cindy Miller of Irving; two brothers, Wayne Wood of Garland and Bobby Frank Wood of Richardson; a sister, Anna Ewing of Carrollton; and seven grandchildren.

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