Wednesday February 26th, 2020
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James Donald Wood
James Donald “J.D.” Wood, 85, passed away Feb. 20, 2020, at UT Health Center in Tyler, TX. He was the beloved husband of Elizabeth Jordan Wood, with whom he shared 64 years of marriage.
Born Dec. 11, 1934, in Kaufman, TX, he was the son of Robert Carl and Mamie Humphrey Wood. He graduated from Scurry-Rosser High School and later married Elizabeth on June 4, 1955.
He was a longtime driver for Continental Trailways/Greyhound bus line, where he was a member of the Million Mile Club, Driver Instructor and Delegate to the International Union Convention.
Donald was a member of First Assembly of God in Quitman, where he was a deacon and tireless volunteer.
He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; daughter Kathy Roundtree; son Ronald Wood and his wife, Karen; daughter Lori Wackett; sisters Robbie Nix and Edith M. Tedder; brothers Stanley Wood and Melvin Wood; and seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by sisters Dorothy Howell and Glendia Haggard.
He is interred at King Cemetery in Kemp, TX.
J.D. was one of my Trailways Drivers for the 20 years that I spent as the agent at Mineola. I will always remember him for his kind, gentle, ways. Prayers for his family.
Joyce Stanley Feb 25 2020 12:00 AM