Darrick Jay Wood

Darrick Jay Wood, 57, of Blue Springs, Mo., passed away September 18, 2021.

Darrick was born June 8, 1964, to Billy Gene and Ruth Ann Shipley Wood in Kansas City, Mo.  He was raised in Kearney, Mo., graduating from Kearney High School in 1983.  He had also lived in Stuart, Florida for 7 years, he enjoyed the beach and learned to scuba dive.  He worked at the family business, Interstate Auto Service for 18 years.  Darrick was a mechanic by passion and had an “I can do anything” attitude and was determined to fix anything.

He was loving and free spirited by nature and his laughter could light up the room! He will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him.

Darrick leaves behind his children, Dustin Jay Wood and Colton David Wood; grandson, Ace Wood; siblings, Regina (Wood) and husband, Russell Stevens, and Ryan Wood and wife, Amber Wood; girlfriend, Trinity Hope Diaz; and his nieces and nephews.

Private services will be held. The family suggest memorial contributions to Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Kearney, Mo.

Arrangements in care of Fry-Bross & Spidle Funeral Home, Kearney.

Our Sincere Condolences

I had the pleasure of working with Darrick for a year or so. He was easy to talk to and had a great sense of humor. I will miss him and my thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.
Kelley McDaniel

I went to High School with Darrick. It always hits home when you hear of a classmate’s passing. Sorry for your loss.

It was my pleasure and an honor to have called Darrick a friend. Even though we both moved away and hadn’t spoken in a long time I often thought of “DJ” and times we shared talking about cars or hanging out and having a beer together. My sincerest condolences to his family and other friends.
Darin Walters

He really was easy to talk to.  Funny too.  So sorry for his family and bestest of friends.  I’m missing him for sure!!  God bless u bud!

I just found out of Darrick passing last night. He’s been on my mind all week and I found his newest fb page and sent him a friend request. I’m sorry sorry to his family and friends. I met him in 1996 and we became instant friends. Going to The Landing and playing foosball for hours. I drove him out to the country to look at this car with me way out in a pasture. He was covered in seed ticks and chiggers it was so bad he vowed to me he wasn’t going to ever do it again.
I love and miss you my friend,
Lisa Cockrum Rogers