The White River, Arkansas and the fishing and boating world lost a icon Saturday with the passing of Forrest L. Wood. Modern recreational fishing, and the White River fishing industry would not be the same without Forrest and wife Nina’s, efforts.
“it was my honor to know Forrest Wood, and his passing is a deeply sad moment for our entire state. Forrest embodied the best of Arkansas. He was an entrepreneur who brought thousands of jobs to Northern Arkansas with his founding of Ranger Boats. His business accomplishments have been recognized in the Arkansas Business Hall of Fame, and his contributions to the world of fishing and recreation have made Arkansas a destination point for fishermen from all over the world. He loved Arkansas, and Arkansas loved Forrest Wood.”Gov. Asa Hutchinson, Sentinel -Record