Death – Obituaries : (MARKET NEWS) – Family and friends are mourning the death of Forrest Lee Wood, founder of Ranger Boats who recently passed away at the age of 87.
Forrest Lee Wood was the founder of Ranger Boats, and widely acknowledged as the developer of the modern bass boat. He was also the namesake of the Walmart FLW Tour for sportfishing.
Sad to hear that the outdoor world has lost a pioneer and a great human being. Forrest was a true gentleman. Thoughts and prayers to his family and friends. https://t.co/SEWT5g7QH9 via @bobheist_BBNews
— Ryan Newman (@RyanJNewman) January 25, 2020
Cause of Death.
We have no information at the moment on what caused the death of Forrest Lee Wood . This post will be updated as soon as we have that information.
The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.
Today we lost a sweet and gentle giant, my dear friend of over 50 years, Forrest Wood. Our prayers and thoughts go out to you, Nina and your wonderful family. As long as someone calls Forrest’s name, he’ll always live on. Love you all, Dianne and Bill Dance and family. pic.twitter.com/TwE0iWkImT
— Bill Dance (@Bill_Dance1) January 25, 2020
Forrest Wood, founder of Ranger Boats, is in critical condition tonight at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Ark. Please join everyone at BassResource in lifting up Forrest and Nina Wood and their family in prayer this evening. pic.twitter.com/q33OHdNWp1
— BassResource.com (@bassresourcecom) January 22, 2020
Bass fishing lost a legend today. Forrest Wood changed fishing forever. Pioneer of the industry, founder of Ranger Boats, husband to Mrs. Nina for 68 years. Had the pleasure of meeting him twice at separate conventions. Rest easy Forrest. Wishing you tight lines in the sky! 🎣🎣 pic.twitter.com/s3cF5SDRCx
— Oliver McClelland (@mcclellando) January 25, 2020
Forrest Wood was a dedicated outdoorsman, entrepreneur, and friend. He will not only be remembered as a legendary boat maker, but also for his love of family, being on the water, and fishing. He will be sorely missed. My prayers are with Nina and the entire Wood family. RIP.
— Rep. Steve Womack (@rep_stevewomack) January 25, 2020
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