James Donald “J.D.” Wood, 1934-2020


James Donald “J.D.” Wood, 85, passed away Feb. 20, 2020 at UT Health Center in Tyler. He was the husband of Elizabeth Jordan Wood, with whom he shared 64 years of marriage.

Born Dec. 11, 1934 in Kaufman, he was the son of Robert Carl and Mamie Humphrey Wood. He graduated from Scurry-Rosser High School and married Elizabeth on June 4, 1955.

He was a longtime driver for Continental Trailways/Greyhound bus line, where he was a member of the Million Mile Club, driver instructor and delegate to the International Union Convention.

Donald was a member of First Assembly of God in Quitman, where he was a deacon and tireless volunteer.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; daughter Kathy Roundtree; son, Ronald Wood and his wife Karen; daughter, Lori Wackett; sisters, Robbie Nix and Edith M. Tedder; brothers, Stanley Wood and Melvin Wood; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by sisters, Dorothy Howell and Glendia Haggard.

He is interred at King Cemetery in Kemp.