James Ross Wood

James Ross Wood

October 27, 1933 - January 27, 2018
Mission Viejo CA

James Ross Wood

October 27, 1933 - January 27, 2018
Mission Viejo CA


Jim Wood was born on October 27th, 1933 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Jim was at home surrounded by the love of his family, in the days preceding his passing, on January 27, 2018. Jim enjoyed each of his 84 years and lived them to the fullest.

Jim was married to the one and only love of his life, Jody (Eckroth) Wood for 66 years. Together they had 3 children, Linda, Karen and Patty. Their family also includes son-in-laws Al Stearns, Vince Caiozzo, and Rick Konrad; 4 Grandchildren: Jenny, Amber, Katie and John; Great-Grandchildren: Elijah, Noelle, Julia, Gianna, and Dominic; Sister: Jo Logan and many well-loved nieces and nephews.

Jim enjoyed a long and successful career in the food and vending machine business.  Jim was a people-person; he had an engaging personality, a great sense of humor, and quickly made friends. Usually these friends became lifelong friends. Jim had a way of recognizing each person’s special qualities and bringing out the best in that person. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. He will always be in our hearts and memories.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Wounded Warrior Project https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org



Memorial Service

  • Date & Time: February 04, 2018 (3:00 PM)
  • Venue: Mariners Church
  • Location: 5001 Newport Coast Drive Irvine, CA 92603 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (949) 769-8100

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26 responses to James Ross Wood

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  1. To a man who never stopped smiling and had such a deep love and affection to all who knew him. We will miss our adopted Daddy so much.
    Our heart goes out to his beautiful wife, our adopted Mom, Jody, we love you and send our deepest sympathies!
    With all of our love

  2. Jenny says:

    As your time came near
    The sparkle of your eye
    The warmth of your touch
    conveyed love, kindness and…
    longing to grasp at our fleeting time together

    Reflection engulfed my mind
    The warmth of your embrace
    The wisdom in your words
    The pride in your heart

    As you begin your heavenly assent
    Looking down from above
    Know you are loved
    And your memory will live on
    In the hearts and minds of those you’ve touched

  3. Julia Regan says:

    My grandpa was very sweet and kind and loved us so much. He would always do stuff for us and made us feel happy. I love my grandpa so much and miss him everyday. Love you grandpa.

  4. Here is to the man who taught me: to ride a bike, to laugh (a lot and often), that it is important to do good in school, how a husband should treat his wife, to be kind to people and animals, and most of all how important it is to do the right thing- always! You have always been my hero, and I will love you forever.


  5. Patty says:

    I am so grateful that you were my father. You taught me to work hard, play hard, respect others, help others, love deeply, and laugh often. You were my role model, my hero, and my friend. We knew when to be serious and when to be silly. Growing up in our home we always were surrounded by love and laughter. I knew I could always go to you and you would make everything better. You will live on forever in my memories and in my heart. I love you Daddy and miss you terribly.

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