James Nelson “Jimmy” Wood, III, 87, of Blackshear, passed away early Monday morning, March 16, 2020, at Harborview – Pierce County.

The Wood family has decided to postpone funeral services until a later date due to the growing concern over COVID-19 (Coronavirus). The family thanks everyone for their love and prayers shown to them during this time.

Born in Blackshear, November 17, 1932, he had lived in Pierce County most of his life. He was a 1950 graduate of Blackshear High School.  He joined the U.S. Army and worked in the Signal Corps during the Korean conflict. Following his military service, he came back home to work with his father at his radio shop, Wood Radio, and went on to own and operate Wood Radio and TV Sales and 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.  

He 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. He 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. and Lucille Carter Wood. He was also preceded in death by a son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Delana Wood and by a sister, Jane Wood Comer.

Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Frances “Fran” Tuten Wood, Blackshear; his daughter and son-in-law, Kristie and Rob Dobbins, Kingsland; his son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Jean Wood, Waycross; his sister and brother-in-law, Carolyn and Royce Carter, Blackshear; his brother-in-law, Murray Comer, Madison, FL; three grandchildren, James Wood, Ashlee and Jared Lott and Stefan and Keshia Wood; four great-grandchildren, Bryson Lott, Brantley Lott, Reese Wood and Rayne Wood and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Funeral services are pending.

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, PO Box 127, Blackshear, GA  31516.

Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at www.pearsondial.com.

Pearson-Dial Funeral Home  of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.

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