James Albert Woods of Crozet, formerly of Craig County, age 74, went home to be with the Lord on June 14, 2018. James, who was affectionately called Jimmy by friends and family, was born on August 22, 1943, in New Castle, to the late Albert Garfield Woods and Virginia Rose Smith Woods. James is survived by his loving wife, Linda Sue Woods; and four sons, Timothy Scott Woods and wife, Jennifer, of Bland; James Allen Woods of Salem; Ernest Lee Woods and wife, Amanda, of Palmyra; and Charles Jayson Woods and wife, Kelly, of Crozet. He is also survived by his six grandchildren, Timothy Scott Woods, Jacob Lee Woods, Elizabeth Anne Woods, James Alexander Woods, Autumn Grace Woods, and Ally Rose Woods; and one great-grandchild, Bella-Rae Scott Woods. James will also be dearly missed by his sister, Virginia Katherine McCormick of Newcastle; brother, Thomas Lee Woods and wife, Janet of Scottsville, and many nieces and nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his sister, Margaret Irene Gwinn.
James was an army veteran of the 3rd army and served in the Vietnam War. He worked numerous jobs and had retired from ConAgra factory before becoming the caretaker of the old factory grounds. James was a man of knowledge in tools, construction and automotives who could always be relied on by family and friends for a helping hand in such projects. He loved his family dearly and enjoyed watching his sons and grandchildren play sports and taking them hunting and fishing. He loved gardening and feeding squirrels. James also loved his community as he had served with the Crozet Volunteer Fire Department and had become a lifetime member. James also coached for many years at Peachtree Little League as well as helping his sons’ boy scout troop. James and his contagious laughter will be dearly missed by all of his friends and family.
The family would like to thank the staff at UVA Hospital on 3 North, 3 West and the 3rd floor MICU for the excellent and professional care given to James throughout his stay.
A funeral was be held at Mount Moriah Methodist Church, in White Hall June 20. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Crozet Volunteer Fire Department or Disabled American Veterans.