James Edward Wood, III passed away September 13, 2022. He was born on December 10, 1948 to James and Vivian Wood in Norfolk, VA. James was a graduate of Union Kempsville High School and Tidewater Community College with two Associate Degrees. James retired from the federal government as a licensed Wastewater Operator, Class II. He enjoyed playing golf and poker at any opportunity, as well as cheering for the Indianapolis Colts.
James was called to serve his country in 1969, by the army, and he answered. After serving in Vietnam, he returned to the United States and was stationed in Fort Huachuca, Arizona. There he met Gloria “Gigi” Garza, who he married and brought back home to Virginia. His proudest moment was the birth of his only son. His son was his pride and joy, and he never failed to brag about his son’s accomplishments.
James is predeceased by his father James Edward Wood, Jr., his mother Vivian Wood, his sister Grace Thompson, and his brother Russell E. Wood. Left to cherish his memory is his wife Gloria, his son James, his sister Donna Wood, his sister Danita Mosley (Rufus), his sister Edith Frazier (Shawn), his brother Richard Wood (Isabel), his brother Wendell F. Wood (Rhonda), his sister-in-law Phyllis Wood, his aunts, an uncle, cousins, nieces, nephews along with a host of friends.
A viewing will be held from 6pm to 8pm on Saturday, September 17, 2022, at Altmeyer Funeral Home located at 5033 Rouse Dr., Virginia Beach, VA. A brief ceremony will also occur in his memory. An interment ceremony will be held at 3pm on Thursday, September 22, 2022, at Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery located at 5310 Milners Rd, Suffolk, VA. Condolences may be offered for James’ family below.