Keith Wood, past president and chairman of Wood’s Powr-Grip in Laurel, Mont., passed away on October 30, 2022.

Keith Wood, past president and chairman of Wood’s Powr-Grip in Laurel, Mont., passed away on October 30, 2022. While he began his career in journalism, he soon moved into his family’s growing business. His father, Howard, asked him to return to Wolf Point, Mont., to help run the company in 1970 and later to become president.

Keith and his wife, Faye, continued to grow the business, getting more involved in the glass industry both nationally and internationally. Together, they developed strong relationships with distributors worldwide including Australia, Germany, England and Japan, often hosting them in their home in Wolf Point.

Keith was active and involved in the glass and glazing industry. In the 1970s, he participated in NGDA conventions, trade shows and more.  When the regional Glass Expos started in Chicago in 1993, Keith and Faye attended those, too. The two often traveled to Germany for the international glasstec shows as well.

Keith is survived by his wife Faye, and their five children: Lee Ann Wood, of Park City; Bryan (Lou Ann) Wood, of Laurel; Barry (Dayana) Wood, of Billings; Brad (Lesley) Wood, of Laurel; and Lisa (Mark) Wood-Miranda, of Meridian, Idaho. He is also survived by his sister, Karen Workman, of Anchorage, Alaska, 15 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

There will be a rosary at Smith’s Funeral Chapel in Laurel on Thursday, Nov. 3rd at 6 p.m. and his funeral will be at St. Anthony’s Church in Laurel at 10 a.m. on Friday Nov. 4th.

In lieu of flowers please support the Laurel Little League, PO Box 231, Laurel, MT 59044.