Jess Willard Wood
Jess Willard Wood
  • August 29, 1934 - October 24, 2017
  • New Orleans, Louisiana

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Jess W. Wood passed away on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at the age of 83.

Beloved husband of 22 years to Margaret Chagnard Wood. Son of the late James Owen Wood and Alvina Murzel Coe.

Father of Mark A. Wood and the late Jess John Wood.

Step father of Lori Chagnard Elmer, Raymond Chagnard, Jr., and Rory Chagnard.

Brother of Iona Wood Steele and the late Harrel Owen Wood, James Chalmer Wood, Robert Chadwick Wood, Calvin Lassman Wood, Veda Elaine Wood Cooper, and Sarita Murzel Wood Moya.

Grandfather of Cortney Thibodeaux, Corey Wood, Aubrey Jacksina Wood, Jess Wood, Jr., and Camille Wood.

Survived by many great grandchildren, step grandchildren, and step great grandchildren.

He is also survived by his former wife, Elene Mintz Wood.

Jess was employed by New Orleans International Longshoremen’s Association.

A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 1 PM in the Chapel of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd in New Orleans. Visitation will begin at 11 AM. Interment will follow at Lake Lawn Park.

Masses are preferred.

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