Our angel boy, Parker Brennan Wood, was called home by his Heavenly Father after having fulfilled his mission on this earth. While his body was weak, his spirit was strong, and our family was blessed by him every day. He taught us to be patient and selfless. He taught us to be strong and brave. He taught us to love all of God’s children and appreciate the world around us.
Parker loved kisses and snuggles. He loved Dum-Dum suckers and tapioca pudding. He loved going to school and his buddy, Miss Alysse. He had the best buzz haircut around, and his smile could melt your heart!
Parker underwent major orthopedic surgery on his back at Primary Children’s Hospital in March of this year. He came home and celebrated Easter with his brother and sisters, soaked in some springtime sunshine and convalesced in the comfort of his home and family.
Two weeks into his recovery, an infection was discovered in his back. He and his Mom spent three weeks at Primary Children’s fighting through more surgery, pain and complications. Finally, on April 22, his lungs and heart could endure no more. He passed away peacefully in the arms of his Grandmas while they sang in his ear and stroked his cheeks.
As a family, we believe that Parker’s life on this earth was only a moment in his eternal progression. He was limited by his earthly body, but now he is free! We love our sweet brother, and saying goodbye has been harder than we could have imagined. However, we know that we will be reunited again, and when the day comes, we will run to each other and embrace like we were never able to do in this life.
Parker is survived by his parents, Brennan and Sandi Wood; his siblings, Cambridge, Addison and Beckett of Cedar City; his Grandparents Marlowe and DeAnne Wood of North Salt Lake and Grandparents J. Ramsey and Kathie Gibson of Cedar City; and Great Grandparents Dee and Ruth Anne Hymas of American Fork. Parker has many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends who love him deeply and will miss him greatly.
A special thank you to the staff at Primary Children’s Hospital for their care and sensitivity to Parker and our family! In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Ronald McDonald Family Room at Primary Children’s.
- Funeral Service will be at 1 p.m. on April 29 at the Cross Hollow Stake Center, 2610 W. Cody Drive, Cedar City.
- A viewing will be held on April 28 from 6-8 p.m. at Southern Utah Mortuary, 190 N. 300 West, Cedar City.
- Interment will be at the Cedar City Cemetery under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Southern Utah Mortuary.
For condolences, full obituary and funeral listings, please visit Southern Utah Mortuary online.