James William "Bill" Wood


Obituary Notice

James William "Bill" Wood, age 87 of Little Rock, died Sunday, August 11, 2001. He was born in Clarksburg, West Virginia. His family moved to Texas in 1920 and resided in Fort Worth. Bill Wood moved to Little Rock in 1941. He was a member of the American Institute of Architects, retiring after 37 years with Wittenberg, Delony and Davidson Architect firm. He was a past president of the Mid Southern Watercolorist Association and his paintings are represented in numerous corporate and private collections. Mr. Wood was an avid golfer until age 80 and served two terms as president of the local Bi-Weekly Golfer's Association. During World War II he served in the 880th Battalion of the Air Born Engineers from 1942 to 1946. Staff Sergeant Wood saw duty in Asia, Pacific, New Guinea Theatres and was involved with the Philippine Liberation. He was a longtime member of Westover Hills Presbyterian Church.

Mr. Wood is predeceased by his wife Mary Davidson Wood who died in 1990. He is survived by two daughters Melissa Ann Wood and husband Stephen Coffeen of Davis, California, Paula W. Highfill of Little Rock, brother John Paul Wood and wife Elizabeth of Fort Worth, Texas, sister-in-law Irene Davidson, nephew Randy Davidson of Rogers, Arkansas, one grandchild Robert Todd Highfill and one great-grandchild Robert Todd Wood, Jr. 

A graveside service will be held on August 27, at 10:00 a.m. at Roselawn Cemetery. Arrangements are by Ruebel Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Westover Hills Presbyterian Church.

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