****ATTENTION: The Wood family has decided to postpone the funeral service for Mr. Jimmy until a later date due to the growing concern over COVID-19. The family thanks you all for your love and prayers shown to them during this time.
Mr. James Nelson “Jimmy” Wood, III, 87 of Blackshear, passed away early Monday morning, March 16, 2020, at Harborview – Pierce County.
Born in Blackshear, GA on November 17, 1932, he had lived in Pierce County most of his life. Mr. Wood was a 1950 graduate of Blackshear High School. He joined the US Army and worked in the Signal Corp. during the Korean conflict. Following his military service, Mr. Wood came back home to work with his father at his radio shop, Wood Radio, and went on own and operate Wood Radio & TV Sales & Service which he did for many years until his retirement. While running the radio and tv shop he also worked as an engineer for Channel 8 in Waycross. Mr. Wood served on the Blackshear City Council for 14 years and was a 65 year member of the Blackshear First United Methodist Church where he was in the Wesley Fellowship II Sunday school class. Mr. Wood loved to play golf and enjoyed hunting and fishing. One of his favorite things to do, besides playing golf, was having his whole family over and cooking on the grill or frying his famous fried chicken for them. He stayed crazy in love with his wife, Fran, until the day he died and was a loving father, grandfather, and great grandfather.
He was the son of the late James Nelson Wood, Jr. & Lucille Carter Wood. He was also preceded in death by a son and daughter-in-law, Robert & Delana Wood; and by a sister, Jane Wood Comer.
Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Frances “Fran” Tuten Wood of Blackshear; his daughter and son-in-law, Kristie & Rob Dobbins of Kingsland; his son and daughter-in-law, Jim & Jean Wood of Waycross; his sister and brother-in-law, Carolyn & Royce Carter of Blackshear; his brother-in-law, Murray Comer of Madison, FL; 3 grandchildren, James Wood, Ashlee & Jared Lott, and Stefan & Keshia Wood; 4 great grandchildren, Bryson Lott, Brantley Lott, Reese Wood, and Rayne Wood; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Funeral services for Mr. Wood will be held Thursday, March 19, 2020, at 11:00 o’clock from the First United Methodist Church.
The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service.
Interment will be in the Blackshear City Cemetery.
The family kindly requests members of the Wesley Fellowship II Sunday school class to serve as honorary pallbearers. Please meet at the church by 10:30 Thursday morning.
Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, PO Box 127, Blackshear, GA 31516.
**Please note that we are taking extra precautions concerning COVID-19. We will have extra hand sanitizer stations set up and everyone will be encouraged to use them when entering and exiting the building.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at www.pearsondial.com.
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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