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Edward J. Wood

Edward J. Wood died Sunday, April 19, 2009 at home surrounded by his family. He was born September 16, 1925, at Clarksburg, West Virginia, a son of the late Carleton C. Wood and Norma Lear Wood. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Carleton C. Wood, Jr. Wood served in the U.S. Army Air Corp during World War II, and then attended West Virginia University graduating in 1950 with a BSEE degree. He came to Logan in 1950 as an Electrical Engineer with Appalachian Electric Power Company. He remained in this position until 1955 at which time he was employed by the late A.D. (Buster) Scaggs, Jr., in connection with the various coal businesses controlled by the late Mr. Scaggs. From 1955 until 1971, he served in various management and executive positions with Elkay Mining Company, Buffal Mining Company, the Snap Creek Coal Company, Mark Mining Company and others both in and out of West Virginia. In the early 1970's he became associated with The Pittston Company as a result of Pittston's acquisitions of the companies with which he had been associated. Wood was employed by the Pittston Company in various management and consulting positions until 1986. In 1986, he became President of W.W. McDonald Land Company, Bruce McDonald Holding Company, and Triadelphia Land Company, and served in this position until he retired in 1933. He was a charter member of the Board of Directors of the Community Health Foundation at Man, West Virginia, and served 12 years in this position during the time the first buildings were constructed. He was a former member of the Board of Directors of the Logan County Coal Operators Association and the WV Surface Mine Association. He was a former member of the Board of Directors of the First Empire Federal Savings & Loan Association and Eagle Bancorp until their merger with United Bancshares. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Logan and a member of the Logan Country Club. Survivors include his loving wife of 34 years, Carol Joyce Workman Wood, one son , Dr. Carleton J. Wood (Sharon) of Mitchell Heights, two daughters, Mimi Wood Gillum of Mitchell Heights and Amy Wood Fraganeno of Logan, two grandchildren, J.T. Pauley and Hope Ashlee Fraganeno. In Lieu of flowers contributions can be made to: The First Presbyterian Church of Logan, 622 Stratton Street Logan, WV 25601 or Dignity Hospice home Health, 3316 South Main Street, Chapmanville, WV 25508. A memorial service has been planned for Saturday, may 9, 2009 at 12 Noon at the First Presbyterian Church of Logan. Online condolences may be left at www.jamesfh.com . James Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Dear Mimi and JT, Our hearts are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of your Dad and JT'S Grandfahter. We will always have fond memories of Mr.Wood, he was a very kind and compassionate gentleman. Please give our condolence to all the other family members. Love and Prayers, Buddy and Carol

Charles and Carol Rhodes Apr 28 2009 12:00 AM

Mimi, JT, Woody, Amy and Ashlee, Our hearts are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of your Father and Grandfather. He was a very kind and compassionate gentleman. If there is anything we can do please let us know. Love and Prayers, Buddy And Carol

Charles and Carol Rhodes Apr 28 2009 12:00 AM

Amy, Ashlee I didn't know your father and grandfather but I do know how it feels to lose a loved one. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God be with you.

Kit Mccoy Apr 27 2009 12:00 AM

Amy, Ashlee my prayers are with you and your family

Kit Mccoy Apr 27 2009 12:00 AM

To the family: Our family sends our heartfelt condolences to all. Ed has always had a special place in my memories. Larger than life & always kind & generous - he will be missed. Our prayers go out to Carol, Woody, Mimi & Amy. With love Deb Lefever Britzki & family

Deb (Lefever) & Mike Britki & Family Apr 27 2009 12:00 AM

I was so sorry to hear about Ed.I am going to miss Ed very much. My parents, brother and I have so many fond memories of Ed, especially at the lake. I will always remember Ed's ability to make everyone smile when he would say "Now this is livin"!"

Laura (Garges) Brooks Apr 22 2009 12:00 AM

Dear Family, My first introduction to Ed Wood was at his house in Mitchell Heights with my friend Valerie Savas many years ago. To me, he was larger than life. An extremely warm and friendly man. I saw him many times after that in my father's (Charles T. Bailey) office in Logan. He always had a smile on his face and looked genuinely happy to see you. He was a great man, and his loss will be felt by many. Prayers to you all. Lynn Bailey Wilfong

Lynn Bailey Wilfong Apr 22 2009 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss i got to know Mr. Wood while working for Buffalo Mining and he was always kind to me.We had a private joke i would call him uncle Ed. when i saw him.people in the offices would go out of their way to help me. He was a fine man

Lawrence Woods Jr. Apr 21 2009 12:00 AM

To The Family Of Ed Woods,We wanted the family of Ed to know that you all are in our prayers and our hearts,Ed was a great man,and he will be missed in more ways than i could say,and if we can do anything for you all please don't hesitate to call us at any time.With our deepest sympathy, Doyle & Vicky

Doyle & Vicky (Fraganeno-Soler)Handshoe Apr 21 2009 12:00 AM

Aptil 20, 2009 Dear Carol, It is with a great sense of loss when we heard of Ed's death. We want to let you know that you and the family have our greatest sympathy, and our hearts are truly saddened. And we know that his passing will not only leave a void in our lives, but in the hearts of all who knew him. We have so many happy memories of Ed and will always hold them close to out hearts. If there is anything that we can do to help you in anyway, please do not hesitate to call us at anytime. Our sincere thoughts and prayers are with you. With our deepest sympathy, David AND Sandra Fields

David and Sandra Fields Apr 21 2009 12:00 AM

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