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James Barry Wood

January 11, 1944 ~ December 27, 2021 (age 77)


James Barry Wood, of Cherryville, passed away at Testa Family Hospice House on December 27, 2021.  He was surrounded by his wife of 53 years, Barbara and his daughter, Vanessa.  He also leaves behind his sister and brother-in-law, Debbie and Luther Starkey; his cousin, Terry MacDonald; his sister-in-law, Geraldine Tickle; his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Michael and Patti Kellar; and his special childhood friends, Dennis and Linda Bordwine.


He was preceded in death by his parents, Steve and Jean Wood; his in-laws, J.W. and Nina Kellar; and other family members, Kenny and Patricia Mashburn, Bill Tickle, and Brandon Starkey.


Mr. Wood loved Etowah and its wonderful citizens.  He was a graduate of Etowah High School and the University of Tennessee where he was a transportation major.  He enjoyed Tennessee football and basketball games.  He also followed Duke University basketball.


A Visitation and Burial will be held in Etowah, Tennessee.


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