James Dale Wood, 68, of La Farge, joined the love of his life, Joan Wood and his devoted parents, Doris and Buford Wood on Tuesday, July 15, 2014. He was born the son of Buford and Doris (Thomas) Wood on April 30, 1946. Jim led a full life, a handsome athlete and a revered football star in high school. He passed on a life sports fame to become a proud union member of Sprinkler Fitters 669. Jim found true happiness on May 5, 1989 when he married Joan Dittner. Together they found bliss building their home and spending their summer camping. He enjoyed making his rounds getting lottery tickets, winning more times than not (according to Jim). A true sports fan Jim was the loudest fan at all the local sporting events. Joy filled his heart in the form of his grandchildren, affectionately accepting the role of Papa Jim. He became a loving patriarch with a boisterous laugh. Those who were fortunate enough to know and love Jim Wood take solace in the truth that his spirt will walk beside us until we can be together again.
Jim is survived by his children and grandchildren: Eric (Jen) Wood and their children Alexandra and Dylan of Lydon Station,Sara (Mark) Hostetler and son Mason Copper of Livingston, MT, Brian (Tammy) Wood and children Jacob, Haillee, and Samantha of Kendall;Siblings: Sandra (John) Kelsey of La Farge,Jerry (Bonnie) Wood of Warrens,Tony Wood of La Farge,Dawn (Tom) Nemec of La Farge;Special niece Tj Degnar, many other nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Jim is preceded in death by his wife Joan, his parents, many aunts, uncles and cousins.
A celebration of a life well lived will be held on Friday, July 18, 2014 at 11:00 AM at the La Farge Free Methodist Church with burial in the Bear Creek Cemetery at a later date. Friends may call at the La Farge Free Methodist Church on Friday, July 18, 2014 from 10:00 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM. The Pratt Funeral and Cremation Service is assisting the family with their arrangements. Online condolences can be made at prattfuneralservice.com.