James “Jim” W. Wood, 80, of Vandalia, Illinois, passed away Thursday, December 15, 2016, in Vandalia, IL.
Memorial Services will be held at 7:00 PM, Wednesday, December 21, 2016, at Bethel Baptist Church, Rural Vandalia, IL with Dr. Ben Foxworth, officiating . Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Wednesday, December 21, 2016, at Bethel Baptist Church, Rural Vandalia, IL. Memorials: Fayette County Hospice and/or Bethel Baptist Church. Miller Funeral Home, Vandalia, IL, is in charge of arrangements. Online memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www. millerfh.net.
He was born July 23, 1936, in Nevada, MO, the son of Other Edwin & Wilma Alfonso (Leach) Wood. Married Nancy Kay Crick on March 9, 1962, Independence, MO. He was Owner/Operator of Jim’s Welding, Versailles, MO.; a US Navy Veteran; Boy Scout Master for 27 years, receiving a National Camping Award; and was a member of Bethel Baptist Church, Rural Vandalia, IL.
He is survived by: Wife – Nancy Wood, Vandalia, IL; Son – James “Jim” Wood, III, Mesa, AZ; Daughter – Wendy Morgason & Mike, Vandalia, IL; 8 Grandchildren; and 8 Great Grandchildren.
Preceded in death by: Parents; 1 Brother – Jerry; and 1 Sister – Sarah.