Born to Delmer Lloyd Wood and Neva Irene (Dillon) Wood in Seminole, OK.
Serves in the U.S. Army National Guard, Oklahoma 45th and Missouri 35th Divisions, until 1963.
Earns a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Oklahoma, with a focus in industrial design.
Serves Hallmark Cards, Inc. as a graphic designer, senior package designer, merchandise display manager and admin. assistant until 1974.
Receives seven Outstanding Merchandising Achievement Awards from the Point of Purchase & Advertising Institute through 1992.
Becomes a full member of the Industrial Designers Society of America with sponsorship from Henry Dreyfuss.
Celebrates a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Oklahoma and the birth of a third son on the same date.
Serves Hallmark Cards Inc. as fixture control & budget manager, operations analysis manager and national store operations manager until 1979.
Receives the Outstanding Service Award for Board of Education from Blue Valley Unified School District #229.
Is president and CEO of G.L.W., Inc. and retained consultant to Hallmark Cards Inc. in Tucson, AZ until 1989.
Is an assoc. faculty member at Pima Community College and coordinator of minority financial aid at the University of Arizona until 1990.
Achieves a Doctor of Philosophy, abd, and Outstanding Service & Contribution Award as Program Coordinator of UofA Exploratory Transfer Institute.
Is a design laboratory manager and account executive for E & E Display Group until 1993.
Is general manager of interstate C&J Merchandising until retirement in 1996 to reinvent self as a writer, artist and Master Gardener.
Receives First Place Awards in three categories at the Ouachita Expressions Regional Art Exhibition through 2009.
Is inducted into the Seminole High School Hall of Fame and publishes his autobiography, “Sand Between My Toes.”
Begins a 10-year caregiving role to spouse of 56 years with Alzheimer’s disease, one of the most life-altering responsibilities of a lifetime.
Founds the volunteer fundraising organization, Alzheimer’s Art, Art from the heart, becoming president of alzheimersart.org.
Becomes an award-winning artist with an exhibition of paintings in multiple venues including consecutive shows at Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, AZ.
Serves as a member of the executive board of directors for Duet Partners in Health & Aging and secretary in 2021.