Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

Death Notices

January 24, 2012

James Wood

ALTAMONT — James Weeden Wood, 51, of Altamont died due to complications resulting from cardiac arrest, with his family by his side, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012, at St. John’s Hospital, Springfield.

    Funeral services will be 6 p.m. Wednesday at Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Home, Cerro Gordo, with visitation from 4 p.m. until service time. Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice. Condolences may be left to the family at www.brintlingerandearl.com.

    James was born Sept. 17, 1960, the son of James C. and Wanda L. (Clendenen) Wood. He worked as a communications technician and was a U.S. Navy veteran. James was an amateur HAM radio operator. He was a talented musician and enjoyed playing the guitar, banjo and mandolin with his father, family and friends, riding motorcycles and loved his Harley-Davidson. James was a past member of ABATE and recently learned how to garden and can peaches.

    He is survived by his sons, Timothy James Wood and wife, Rachel, of Oreana and Paul Foster Wood of Warrensburg; companion, JoAnn Eidson of Altamont; grandchildren, Jacob, Dominic, Peyton, Madyson, Sean, Damion, Emily and Caitlyn; sisters, Penny O’Dell and husband, Kenny, of Decatur, Becky Foley and husband, Gary, of Decatur, Jane Wood of Decatur and Cheryl Rossio and husband, Doug, of Macomb; brother, Duane Wood of Jefferson City, Mo.; and many caring nieces and nephews.

    He was preceded in death by his parents; and son, Wayne.

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