James Lawrence Woods, Sr., 86, of Columbus, Ohio passed  away Saturday, June 9, 2018, at 9:25 a.m. at Kobacker House in Columbus where he had been a patient since June 3.

Jim was born February 8, 1932, in Tuscola (Little Cat), KY, to Lawrence Paul and Easter Ethel Roberts Woods.  He was a graduate of Madison Mills High School and lived most of his adult life in Fayette County.

Before his retirement, he was a farmer and cattle buyer.

Jim was a member of Madison Mills United Methodist Church; a 50-year member of Sterling Lodge F. & A.M. #269; 32nd Degree Masons, Valley of Columbus and the Washington Shrine Club.  He had formerly been a member of the Fayette County Cattleman’s Association; Washington C.H. Lodge #129 of the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks and the Bloomingburg Lions Club.  He had also served as a director at the Fayette County Bank and Sugar Creek Packing Company.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Mary Bumgarner who died April 24, 2017.

He is survived by three children, James L. Woods, Jr. and his wife, Sue, of Gahanna, Cherie Del Ponte and her husband, Gerard, of Washington Court House, and Betty Hoppes and her husband, Mark, of Jeffersonville; six grandchildren, Katherine (John) Thomas of Worthington, Monica Woods of Tucson, AZ, Jason (Jessie) Del Ponte of Seattle, WA, Amanda (Tyler) Williams of Clarksville, TN, Sarah (Chris) Hoppes-Rizzo of Bronx, NY and Zach Hoppes of Wooster, OH; eight great grandchildren; two brothers, Donald P. Woods of Upper Arlington and Paul W. Woods and his wife, Debbie of Jacksonville, FL and the mother of his children, Virginia D. Woods of Washington Court House.

A Masonic service will be held Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at 11:45 a.m. at the Madison Mills United Methodist Church.  The funeral will immediately follow at the church with the Rev. Brian Dumham, pastor at the church, officiating.  Burial will be in the New Holland Cemetery.

Friends may call at the church Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to Shriner’s Hospitals, c/o the Washington Shrine Club, P.O.  Box 164, Washington C.H., Ohio  43160.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.


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