James "Bo" Dewey Wood

October 21, 1941August 31, 2020

James Dewey “Bo” Wood, 78, of Madison Heights, passed away on Monday, August 31, 2020 at his residence. He was the loving husband of the late Shelby Clark Wood for 58 years.

Born on October 21, 1941 in Lynchburg, he was the son of the late Oscar Samuel Wood and Maggie Pugh Wood. Bo retired from Buffalo Air. He was an avid NASCAR racing fan and raised and ran rabbit dogs. He was a loving son, husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.

In addition to his parents and wife, Bo is preceded in death by his siblings, Ruby Washington, Joyce Seacrist, Madeline Bersch, and Connie Silby.

Bo is survived by his children, Melinda Perdieu and her husband Calvin of Monroe, Michael Wood and his fiancée Michelle Hight of Rustburg and James Wood and his wife Angie of Madison Heights; four grandchildren, April Stinnette and her husband Jimmy, Phillip Justin “P.J.” Perdieu and his fiancée Tiffany Meador, Kaitlyn Wood and Nathan Wood; five great grandchildren, Jake Stinnette, Emily Stinnette, Sarah Stinnette, Logan Perdieu and Alexis Perdieu; and other loving family member and friends.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2 pm, Thursday, September 3, 2020 at Whitten Monelison Chapel with the Rev. Dave Cash officiating. Interment will follow at Meade Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 from 6-8 pm at Whitten Monelison Chapel.

The family would like to express a special thank you to the nurses of Centra Hospice and his daughter, Melinda for their loving care towards Bo.


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, September 2, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, September 3, 2020


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Linda Anderson

September 2, 2020

Melinda, Mike and Jim
Our sincere condolences during this time. Sorry that you all have lost your mom and dad in such a short period of time. Hard to believe that all our parents are gone. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Hope you can find comfort in the days ahead.

Linda Anderson
Stacie Clark
R David Tyree and Roberta Mays

Rickey Gowen

September 1, 2020

My condolences to the family and friends. Last time i saw Bo was at the family reunion there at his and Shelbys place,lots of good music.Rest in peace Bo and may God bless all.Amen


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