James Boyd Woods
James Boyd Woods, 86, of Kokomo, went to be with his Lord and Savior the evening of March 21, 2020. He was surrounded by his family and loving wife Carolyn of 65 ½ years. James was born in Tipton to the late Jennings and Hettie (Sharp) Woods on Sept. 11, 1933. He and Carolyn married in Kokomo on July 23, 1954.
James was a 1951 graduate of Sharpsville High School. He worked for Haynes International for 30 years. He loved spending time with his family and friends. By trade, he was an electrician, but really enjoyed construction. He built many homes and helped friends and family with repairs. He loved the outdoors. He was an avid gardener and fisherman. He attended Trinity Wesleyan Church in Kokomo.
Surviving James are his wife, Carolyn; daughters, Beth Maris and Terri Fuller, both of Kokomo; sons, Jeff (Connie) Woods, of Greentown, and Andrew (Dawn) Woods, of Kokomo; sister, Mary Janet Taylor, of Kokomo; 11 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren.
Those who have passed before him are his parents, brother Arnold, and sisters Arlene Hart and Imogene Rogers.
Services will be private for the family due to the COVID-19 requirements from the Centers for Disease Control. Burial will take place at Albright Cemetery. The family would like you to know that there will be a public memorial service at a later date at Ellers Mortuary, Webster Street Chapel. There will be a service notice published at that time. You may read the obituary at www.ellersmortuarywebster.com, where you may sign the guestbook or share a personal message to the family.
Published on March 24, 2020


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Jon Meyers
Mar 28, 2020
I would like to send our condolences to the family. Seems like yesterday, however, it has been 40 years since I have seen him. He was a great example. God Bless His Family.
Tony and Margie McFarland
Mar 27, 2020
I used to love the holidays and reunions when we all got together. There were a lot of us but it was a happy time. Rest in peace Uncle Jim. I will always love you. Carolyn, you and your family are in my prayers. Thank you Jesus for ending his pain and suffering.
Judy Suter
Mar 27, 2020
Prayers and love to Carolyn and family. I remember with love and fondness so many family gatherings. Rest easy family, Jim is now resting in the arms of Jesus, free from all pain and suffering. Love to each of you.
Kathy Powers (Suter)
Mar 26, 2020
RIP Uncle Jim. Love you.
Mar 26, 2020
My grandfather was a true example of a father, grandfather, and role model. We are missing you so greatly Grandpa and know you are looking after all of us. Thank you for the incredible life lessons and memories you allowed all of us to create with you. We will continue to uphold your legacy and thank God for the life you and Grandma helped create for us.
Lots of love,
Melissa and Porter
Sheri Hart
Mar 26, 2020
Jim was my great uncle. I still have the quilts aunt Caroline made me when I was born. I love you both and uncle Jamsey will be missed.
Julia Thompson Henry
Mar 25, 2020
Thinking of you, Beth in your time of loss.
Jenny Hart Watkins
Mar 25, 2020
So sorry for your loss. Aunts and uncles so enriched our lives. Giving them up leaves a huge void. Much love to the family especially James Vernon, Stacy, Hettie and Jody.
Mar 25, 2020
James was my cousin . Prayers for Carolyn and all his children. I knew him all my life.
Mike Ferguson
Mar 25, 2020
My mother Muriel loved to visit with him. So sad to hear. Condolences to the family.
Mar 25, 2020
Jim was my father-in-law. More like a father. He was one of the nicest men I have ever met. Loved him like a dad. He definitely will be missed.