William Jesse (Wood) Furlong died peacefully on Saturday, April 22, 2017 in St. Petersburg, Florida. He was born on February 21, 1922. He is preceded in death by his wife, Mary, and his four brothers, Carl, Leroy, Walt, and Rayme. He is survived by sons Greg (Susan), Tim (Christine) and Tony, six grandsons, and ten great-grandchildren. Wood was born and raised in Tipp City, Ohio, graduating from Tippecanoe High School in 1941. He served in the Coast Guard during WWII. After retiring from DESC at age 57 in 1979, he and Mary moved to Florida. They were married for nearly 60 years until her death in 2006. There will be no services. He lived a long happy life and was loved by many.