James ‘Buddy’ Wood

James ‘Buddy’ Wood
A private graveside service for James Russell “Buddy” Wood of Franklinton was held April 2, 2020, at Ellis Cemetery.
He died March 29, 2020 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home. He was the owner/operator of an upholstery repair business Buddy’s Trim Shop for many years. He also had worked as an electrician for Earl Martin for several years. Buddy was well known throughout the area for his work at the Old McDonald’s Farm of the Washington Parish Fair for over 20 years. He always enjoyed his time displaying the many exotic animals for all the kids to see and he often kept many of those animals year-round at his farm. Buddy also raised miniature Sicilian Donkeys for many years.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Wood of Franklinton; three daughters and sons-in-law,
Donna and John Wolff of Baton Rouge,
Amy Gershman of Sarasota, Fla., and
Lacie and Jeffrey Baughman of Franklinton; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a brother, Bill Pitre of St. Francisville, La.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Beth Wood; father, Don Wood; mother, Mildred Scobel; sister, Ann Gill; grandmother that helped raise him, Effie Wood; mother-in-law, Phylor Wood.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to the Washington Parish Food Bank, 2208 Washington Street, Franklinton, LA 70438.

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