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

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission.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

In Other News...

Eagles Outlast Daviess County, Take Ninth District Title

OWENSBORO, Ky. (5/22/15) — Apollo rallied to defeat tournament host Daviess County 4-3 in nine innings in the Ninth… Read More

Graduation Shuttle Service

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (5/22/15) — The Hopkins County Schools Transportation Department will provide bus shuttle service… Read More

Most Read This Week

May 22, 2015 6350

Madisonville Man Charged with First-Degree Rape

by SurfKY News
May 19, 2015 5701

Owensboro Health Proposes Building $15M Health…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
May 23, 2015 4658

Missing 5-Year-Old Boy Found

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
May 18, 2015 4138

Madisonville Man Wanted for Attempted Murder in…

by SurfKY News
May 19, 2015 3792

Two Charged with Marijuana Possession after…

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

May 15, 2015 10399

New Madisonville Business In Full Operation Soon

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 15, 2015 7370

Investigation of Local Barber Shop Leads to Drug…

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

May 22, 2015 6350

Madisonville Man Charged with First-Degree Rape

by SurfKY News
May 23, 2015 4658

Missing 5-Year-Old Boy Found

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
May 22, 2015 1140

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - May 22, 2015

by SurfKY News
May 22, 2015 1083

MPD Seeks Three in Residential Robbery

by SurfKY News
May 23, 2015 1029

Elks BBQ Fundraiser Quick Sell Out

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 22, 2015 959

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

by SurfKY News
May 22, 2015 875

One Vehicle Collision Sends One to ER

by SurfKY News
May 22, 2015 863

Governor Announces Hopkins County as Kentucky…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
May 22, 2015 780

Post 2 Telecommunicator among KSP Graduating Class

by Trooper Stu Recke
May 22, 2015 617

Omni Visions Seeks to Recruit Foster Families

by Karen Jones