James Michael Wood, age 73, passed away on Sunday, November 5, 2023, at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Russellville, Arkansas. Born on April 24, 1950, in Heber Springs, AR, he was the son of J.D. and Helen Jones Wood. On April 4, 1998, he married Carolyn Rucinski at Shiloh Baptist Church. James worked as Maintenance support at ANO and was a faithful member of the Baptist faith. James is preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Brenda Wood Underwood. He is survived by his wife, Carol Wood of Russellville, a daughter, Melissa Wood of Tavernier, FL, and a son, Rusty Bowman of Dardanelle. James leaves behind three grandchildren: Blayne Stemple (Hannah) of Springdale, Peyton Bowman of Maumelle, and Presley Bowman of Springdale, as well as a great-grandson, Graham Stemple, also of Springdale. He is also remembered by his niece, Leah Waterman (Lewis) of Louisville, KY, and nephew, Jay Weatherford (Laura) of Gulf Shores, AL.\n\nA Memorial service to commemorate James's life will be held at 10:00 AM on Thursday, November 9, 2023, at Humphrey Chapel, with Bro. Eddie Rogers officiating. A private committal service will take place at the new Chapel of Light at the J. Herman Humphrey Dignity Cremation Center, conducted by Humphrey Funeral Service. Full military honors will be provided by Rogers-Rye V.F.W. An internet obituary and online guest book are accessible at www.humphreyfuneral.com.