SIGNAL MOUNTAIN, Tenn.
James Eugene Woods, 73, of Signal Mountain, Tenn., passed away Saturday, Oct. 27, 2007, at home surrounded by his family. Jim fought a long and courageous battle with pulmonary fibrosis.
Jim was born in Sandusky, but was a resident of Signal Mountain for more than 38 years. Jim was a devoted husband, father, son and grandfather. Jim loved music and sang with the Signal Crest United Methodist Church Choir and the Scenic City Chorale for many years. He was an avid boater and water-skier and treasured his time on Watts Bar Lake. Jim's ability to organize, build and repair will be missed by many, especially his family. He will be remembered for his beautiful tenor voice, his wicked sense of humor, and his motivational energy. His family called him the "Energizer Bunny".
Jim began his working career at age 10 selling ice cream bars on the G.A. Boeckling, a ferry running from Sandusky to Cedar Point. Most of his working career was spent in the iron and steel industry. He ended his career as Vice President for Hickman Williams and was instrumental in the opening of a sales center in Chattanooga, Tenn., and the purchase of Casting Materials.
Survivors include Carol, his wife of 51 years; his children, Leslie (Dave) Vacarro of Signal Mountain, Wendy (Reid) Williamson and Jim (Adair) Woods, both of Savannah, Ga.; and his mother, Rose Woods, who is 102 years old. Jim's life is celebrated through his nine grandchildren, Alex Rose, Jordan Rose, Ruth Williamson, Carol Williamson, Elizabeth Woods, Reid Williamson, Cassady Williamson, William Woods, and John Woods.
The family wants to thank Hospice Chattanooga for its steadfast, loving care of Jim.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Signal Crest United Methodist Church, on Signal Mountain. The family will receive friends following the service in the church fellowship hall.
Arrangements are by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist. Please share your thoughts at mem.com.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation at pulmonaryfibrosis.org, 1332 N. Halsted St., Suite 201, Chicago, IL 60622 or Signal Crest United Methodist Church.