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

  1. Lisa Francis says:

    Dear Uncle Daddy,
    thank you for the unconditional love you gave me all of my life.Your never ending laughter, love and support will carry my heart and spirit through my life forever and long after.
    I promise that we will all look after Jody (Auntie Mom) and each other. Love you for all time, Lisa

  2. Allen Staley says:

    A kind man that made you feel welcomed. Always friendly and full of great stories. He will be missed.

  3. Jim will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him. He was a very good friend of ours. We loved playing golf and card games with him and Jody. He had a warm personality that made you feel very comfortable and special around him. Jim served on many committees and many years on the HOA Board and was a huge asset to Palmia. Bob was honored to serve on the HOA Board with him and on the Bocce renovation committee. We have lossed a great friend.

  4. Dylan Regan says:

    What Can I Say About Grandpa Jim?
    What can I say about a man bigger than life, a smile so big it carried its own light
    What can I say about a man whose steel was only surpassed by his kindness and Iron will
    What can I say about a man of True Grit, who would hear out your story but excepted no Sh*t
    What can I say about a man who paved his way, whom did not suffer excuses always seizing the day
    What can I say about a man who help save my life, there in my darkest hour lost in addiction and strife
    What can I say about a man who gave me strenght to fight, for family, sobriety and all that is right
    What can I say about this titan amongst men? God Speed, thank you and till we meet again!
    Words cannot possiably express my deepest gratitude for the profound influence you imparted on my life
    Love you Always Grandpa Jim

  5. Jim was my uncle and a friend. Always positive, happy and willing to reach out to anyone in need. He brought positive energy to any room he entered and had that unique ability to quickly gain the trust of every person he encountered. The bright light he brought to all our lives will live in our hearts and memories forever. Our deepest thoughts and love are with the family today.
    Jim and Mary Lynne

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