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James Ray Wood

March 31, 1948 — January 3, 2024

James Ray Wood, age 75, passed away Wednesday, January 3, 2024, at his home in Alexander County. He was born to the late George Washington Wood and Dorothy Reed Wood on Wednesday, March 31, 1948, in Catawba County. During his working career, Mr. Wood was a truck driver for MDI. James enjoyed racing, drag racing, and working on cars.

Including his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, George Washington Wood “JR.”

Those left to cherish the memories of James include his wife of 20 years, Frances L. Wood; daughters, Angel Belcher (Gary) and Jamie Ray Wood; brother, Sonny Wood (Alice); sisters, Brenda Clay and Sandy Wood; seven grandchildren, Lydia Belcher, Jonathan and Donavon Treadway, Dakota Wood, Dalton Hughes, Kayla Byrd, Gary Wayne Minton; and a number of great-grandchildren.

No services are planned at this time.

Memorials may be made to Huntington’s Disease Society of America, 505 Eighth Avenue, Suite 902, New York, NY 10018

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Alexander Funeral and Cremation Service.

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