James Carver Wood, Jr. ’49

James Carver Wood, Jr. ’49 died Thursday, April 27, 2006, in Toledo, Ohio. He attended Davidson College and received an engineering degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1949. After serving in the Army in the Korean War, he joined Ford Motor Company in 1951. His work with Ford began in Charlotte and after serving throughout the country, he retired from Ford in Detroit in 1985. Shortly thereafter, he joined the British Automotive Group in suburban Detroit. At the same time, he partnered with Bruce Tyndall Engineering as they developed products for the automotive companies. He was active in every church to which he belonged, serving as an usher, administrative board member, and Bible study groups. Mr. Wood was a former Mason and a member of the Lions Club. He was an active member of the United Methodist Men’s Club as well as the Northwest Ohio Emmaus Community. Survivors include his wife of fifty-six years, Nancy Lutz Wood, 3412 Piney Pointe Toledo, Ohio 43617-1156; a son, J. Carver Wood III of Bryan; a daughter, Ann W. Rehmann of O’Fallon, Mo.; three grandsons, E. Richard Rehmann III and Mitchell J. Rehmann of O’Fallon, Mo., and Casey J. Wood of Bryan; and many extended family members.