James "Jim"'s Story

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James "Jim" Earl Woods, 75 of Fairmont, Monumental Community, met his Lord and savior on Thursday (Dec. 7, 2017) at his home.
He was born in Mannington, on Oct. 13, 1942, a son of the late Joseph Earl Woods and Roberta (Fordyce) Woods.
He graduated from East Fairmont High School and proudly served his country in the U.S. Army from 1964 to November 1966.
Jim retired after 42 years of doing various jobs at Westinghouse/North American Philips. Jim was a member of the Oakwood Road Church of Christ, where he served as song leader, deacon, teacher and minister. He was also most recently a member of the Mannington Church of Christ.
His many interest included hunting, fishing, woodworking, painting, photography, as he was a wedding photographer for several years in the Fairmont community, and playing the guitar, and he served as a literacy volunteer at White School in Fairmont.
He is survived by his caregiver and devoted wife of 49 years, Jane F. (McClung) Woods; a sister, Vaunda Bosnick of Colfax; his daughters, Regina Banick of Fairmont, son-in-law, Tim Banick of Mannington, Rachel Funkhouser and her husband Chris of Farmington; his son, Master Sgt. James "Ryan" Woods and fiancé Miranda Kellogg of Shreveport, Louisiana; his grandchildren, Travis and fiancé Beretta Cobb, Trenton Banick of Mannington and Forrest, Chandler, Malachi and Ember Funkhouser of Farmington; and his great-granddaughter, Braelynn Banick of Mannington.
In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his brother, Arlie Howard Wood, and a brother-in-law, James Anthony Bosnick Jr.
Friends and family may call from 2-8 p.m. Monday and from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday at the Carpenter & Ford Funeral Home on Merchant Street, Fairmont. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home with Evangelist Michael Reese officiating. Burial will follow at the West Virginia National Cemetery with full military honors performed by the Marion County Veterans Council Honor Guard and the U.S. Army.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the West Virginia Christian Youth Camp, c/o Danny Bainbridge, 104 Kennywood Drive, Fairmont, WV 26554.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.carpenterandford.com.
Published on December 9, 2017
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