v wood1PROVIDENCE, Ky. (8/27/13) – Born in Hopkins County on August 26, 1906, Virgil Wood celebrates his 107th birthday at his place of residence at Palmer Place Retirement Home in Providence, Kentucky.
 
Mr. Wood has lived around Hopkins and Webster Counties his whole life. Wood was married twice and had one son and one step-daughter. Throughout his life, Mr. Wood was a farmer, worked for a factory and kept the streets of Providence clean.
 
Wood attends church at the retirement center on Sunday’s and continues to sweep all the sidewalks around the center.
 
“They can’t keep him in,” said Della Gobin, Stepdaughter of Wood. “He keeps a broom in his hand all the time.”
 
Mr. Wood loves to make jokes, sing and visit with his family.
“I take him out sometimes to see my son and his great great grandkids,” said Gobin. “He likes to play with the little boys and girls.”
 
Wood visited his family over the weekend to celebrate his 107 years of life.

v wood2

Amber Averitt
SurfKY News
Photos provided by Amber Averitt

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Posted on 2/2/14
3/13 - 16
1 DOW 18,080.14
+21.45 (0.12%)    
2 S&P 2,117.69
+4.76 (0.23%)    
3 NASDAQ 5,092.08
+36.02 (0.71%)    
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

April 17, 2015 12320

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks
April 23, 2015 7628

Man Charged with Sodomy, Incest/Victim under 12

by SurfKY News
April 18, 2015 5816

Man Charged with Attempting to Coerce Minor for…

by Madisonville Police Department
April 20, 2015 4929

Nortonville Woman Charged with Meth Possession at…

by Madisonville Police Department
April 24, 2015 4230

UPDATE: Police Can't Substantiate Injured Man…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

April 17, 2015 12320

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks
April 02, 2015 8841

UPDATE: Madisonville Man Injured in Head-on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

April 25, 2015 1298

Above and Beyond: Wade Simons

by Gary Gates, SurfKY News
April 24, 2015 1025

Elementary Girls in Good GRACES with Unique…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
April 25, 2015 913

Planning Commission Approves Zoning Amendments…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
April 25, 2015 863

Superheroes ‘Bowl for Kids Sake’

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
April 25, 2015 746

Focus on Hopkins County: Interview with Sheriff…

by Tim Thomas
April 25, 2015 717

Webster County Traffic Advisory

by Keith Todd
April 26, 2015 640

New Drug Helps Farmer with Parkinson's Return to…

by Laura Dawahare
April 25, 2015 631

Tobacco Quitline Callers Eligible for Extra…

by Beth Fisher
April 25, 2015 584

Happenings and Meetings - Hopkins County

by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
April 25, 2015 574

Keeping the Faith - 'To Die Trying'

by Ronnie McBrayer