John James Wood Jr.
December 1, 1949 - May 16, 2021
John James Wood Jr., beloved husband of Pamela J. Wood, 71 years young, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Sunday, May 16, 2021.
Born in Washington, D.C. on December 1, 1949, son to the late John James Wood Sr. and Gertrude Mabel (Graven) Wood; brother to Elizabeth A. (Bidez) and Robert W. Wood (Susan); uncle to Paul, Marc, Jennifer, Julie Anne and Michael; loving husband and soulmate of 47 years to Pamela J. (Davis) Wood; devoted father to Jason M., Leslie A. and Meghan E.; and proud PopPop to Jordan, Alayna, Andrew, and Cameron.
John grew up in Landover Hills, MD, and graduated from Duval High School in 1968. He completed his MBA at Cabrini College in 2003, magna cum laude. John worked for the railroad for over 30 years, then retired in 2010.
He loved working in the yard and around the house, always blasting his Honky-tonk music. John also loved riding his Harley and making friends everywhere he went. He was the life of the party, one of a kind with the most generous heart. John always put others before himself, and was a true friend to everyone he met.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in John’s memory to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 669, New Castle, DE 19720.