February 14, 1940 — June 20, 2018
CORINTH — James E. Woods Jr., 78, of Walnut Street, passed away Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at Saratoga Hospital, surrounded by his loving family.
Born on Feb. 14, 1940 in Glens Falls, he was the son of the late James Sr. and Eleanor (Clark) Woods.
Jim attended Corinth High School and also took some college courses in Virginia.
He joined the United States Air Force in July of 1957, serving during the Vietnam War. He served three tours of duty in Vietnam and also served in Turkey, Japan, the Philippines and many locations in the United States as a master sergeant until his retirement in 1977.
Jim married Dawn E. (Cleveland) Hamm on June 1, 1991 in Greenfield Center and the couple has resided in Corinth for many years.
Following his military career, he was employed at Finch Pruyn Paper Co. in Glens Falls for over 10 years until his retirement.
Woody was an avid golfer and enjoyed any kind of sports. He also enjoyed traveling, especially to Rehoboth, Delaware, NASCAR, visiting with his friends and spending time with his family.
Survivors, besides his wife of 27 years, include five children, Debbie Joyner (Donnie) of Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, Terry Woods (Melanie) of Newport News, Virginia, Jackie Maxey of Hampton, Virginia, Vickie Schaedig (Jean-Francois) of Smithfield, Virginia, and Lance Hamm of Wilton; his twin sister, Joan Boucher of Utica; one brother, Jack Woods (Jennifer) of Corinth; 17 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; three nephews, Dean, Matt and Scott; four nieces, Michelle, Corrine, Kelly and Melissa; and several grand-nephews and grand-nieces; many cousins; and the mother of Jim’s children, Kay Daniel of Yorktown, Virginia.
A memorial service will be held at noon Wednesday, June 27, at Densmore Funeral Home Inc., 7 Sherman Ave., Corinth, with the Rev. Patricia Atwell officiating.
A committal service with full military honors will be held at Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, 200 Duell Road, Schuylerville.
Friends may call from 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday, prior to the service.
The family wishes to thank the ICU staff at Saratoga Hospital for their kindness and excellent care given to Jim during his illness.
The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorials take the form of donations to dav.org (Disabled American Veterans).