James L. WoodsBentonville, AR, 1932 - 2013 0comment
James L. Woods, 80, of Bentonville, Ark., died Thursday, May 16 at his home in Bentonville. He was born on Oct. 17, 1932, in Centerton, Ark., the son of Vivert Tom Woods and Melva Pitkin Woods.
James was a farmer and outdoorsman at heart. He spent many of his days rising early in the morning to tend to his cattle and farm. In his later years, James traveled a great deal with his wife and family. He spoke most fondly of his trips to Colorado and Alaska where he was able to see the wildlife and natural landscape that he so much appreciated.
James was an avid sports fan his entire life and played football for the Bentonville Tigers. He was known by his graduating class as the "Original Tiger Woods." He continued to follow the Tigers and of course followed his beloved Razorbacks. He had an impressive memory for sports facts and figures, especially when it came to his Razorbacks. One of his most exciting sports memories was that he had the privilege of seeing Jackie Robinson play in St. Louis.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife, Louise Woods.
He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Sue Dunnaway Woods of the home; daughters, Paula Woods Anderson of Fort Smith, Ark., Rebecca A. Clinton of Gravette, Ark., and Jane Wilber and husband, Mitchell, of Gravette, Ark.; sister, Marie Doolittle of Springfield, Mo.; grandchildren, Kara Anderson-Bailey and her husband, Jake, Jordan Anderson, Katelyn Yancey and husband Cody, Heather A. Finley and husband Bill, Hidee Duncan and husband Kelly, Kamron Whitehead and husband Phil, and Kori Wilber; seven great-grandchildren; and nephews, Bob Doolittle, Mike Doolittle, and David Doolittle.
A Funeral Service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at the Bella Vista Funeral Home Chapel, 2258 Forest Hills Blvd, Bella Vista, Ark., with Mr. Terry Longan officiating. Burial will follow the service in the Bentonville City Cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Monday, May 20, 2013, at the Bella Vista Funeral Home from 5 to 7 p.m.
Arrangements are by the Bella Vista Funeral Home & Crematory, 2258 Forest Hills Blvd., Bella Vista, Ark.
Online condolences may be made at www.funeralmation.com.
Published May 19, 2013
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Bella Vista Funeral Home & Crematory
2258 Forest Hills Blvd., Bella Vista, AR
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