Skylar Drake Wood

6/12/1994 – 7/1/2023

Skylar Drake Wood was born in Kansas City to Tricia Rowland and Ryan Wood.

Growing up, Skylar had an early love and talent for wrestling and made many lifelong friendships in the wrestling community. After many youth and high school state wrestling championships, he earned a wrestling scholarship to the University of Nebraska where he made the lineup his freshman year. After his time there, he attended Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, MO. While there, he gained several more lifelong friends as well as an associates degree. Since then, Skylar has had various roles In the construction industry. He enjoyed cheering on his siblings in their various activities, spending time outdoors, anything sports related, and was always up for an adventure.

He was preceded In death by maternal grandfather, Eddie Rowland, and paternal uncle, Darrick Wood.

Skylar is survived by his parents, Tricia Rowland-Anderson, and Ryan and Amber Wood; siblings, Reese Wood, Reagan Wood,  and River Wood; maternal grandmother, Linda Rowland; paternal grandparents, Bill and Ruth Ann Wood; along with many more extended family members and friends.

Everyone that had the honor of knowing Skylar knew how the room would light up when he  entered. Skylar never knew a stranger and was always willing to help anyone he could. His kind heart and gentle spirit will be forever missed by his friends and family.

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”
Matthew 11:28

Celebration of Life will be held Monday, July 10, 2023 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Fry-Bross and Spidle Funeral Home, 208 S. Jefferson, Kearney, Missouri.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family in honor of Skylar.

Our Sincere Condolences

We’re so sorry for your loss, prayers for you and family.
Johnny & Cee Rogers

My prayers and love to the family.
Pam Hurst

You and Austin have been friends since grade school. You are one of my boys and I will miss you so much. Rest well sweet Skylar.
Jill Garcia

Ryan & Family, we are truly saddened to hear about your son, Bill & Ruth Ann, our hearts break for you all as well, please know if their is anything that we can do to help in anyway, we are here for all of you!! You all are in our thoughts & Prayers.
Terry & Lore Barnes

Most of the best Platte City childhood memories & moments include Skylar. He was such a fun, outgoing, bright light in this world. Gone way too soon. Rest in Peace, Skyla.
Ashlyn (Powers) Reder

So very sorry for your loss.  Condolences to all Family and Friends.
Ron and Cheryl Schimmel

I am so sorry for your loss. I can’t imagine the unbearable loss of a child. Please know I am praying for you and your family. Peace be to you and may your memories comfort you in the days ahead.
Mary Alice Jones

I don’t have the words for this. My thoughts go out to the entire Wood family.
Mike Olsen

So sorry to hear of your loss. Sending prayers for peace & comfort in this difficult  time. If there is anything we can do to help, please reach out.
Sincere condolences,
The Burgess Family