James Oscar Woods

  • Born: July 10, 1978
  • Died: December 3, 2011
  • Location: Knoxville, Tennessee

Highland West Memorial Park, Funerals and Cremations

9913 Sherrill Boulevard
Knoxville, TN 37932

Tel. (865) 693-9547

Tribute & Message From The Family

James O. Woods, passed away on Saturday, December 3rd, 2011. James was a golfer, guitarist, poet and passionate about his family, friends and life. He was a partner at Parvin & Sons, LLC and Manager of Utility Inspection Services. He is survived by wife; Lauren Pilant Woods and future precious son-to-be; Baby James, parents; Parvin and Nancy Woods, brother Gerald Woods and wife Lilly, twin brother; Phillip Woods and wife Melody, brother Cassidy Lynch, and nephews Dennis, Josh, Jake and Austin Woods. A celebration of life will be held on Wednesday, December 7th, 2011 from 5:30 to 7:00 PM at Highland West Memorial Funeral Home with Service to follow. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: The Baby James Woods Fund, C/O Paul Cowell, 1200 Paint Rock Road, Kingston, TN 37763. Please sign our online guest book at www.highlandmemorialparks.com. HIGHLAND WEST MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME: 865-693-9547

Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Woods,

I am truly sorry to hear of your loss. During this difficult time, I pray that you will be blessed with a bit of the peace that James has come to know. He will be missed.

Posted by Matt Isabell - Knoxville, TN - Friend   December 25, 2011

So sorry for your loss....you are in my thoughts and prayers...Call me if you need me...I Love and Miss You...

Posted by Russti Oldham Nixon - TN - Friend of Wife   December 13, 2011

He was a good friend and will be missed by us all

Posted by Robert Moneymaker    December 11, 2011

We praying that God provides the strength, grace, and mercy during this difficult time and for the days to come.

Posted by Melissa Ross - Brush Creek,, TN - Friend of Debe   December 09, 2011


Posted by ANGELA HUMES ATWOOD - OAK RIDGE, TN - NA   December 09, 2011

You'll always be Rachelle to us! So very sorry to hear of your loss honey. We'll be thinking and praying for you during this time of sorrow. Love and prayers, Lynda and Hank Hoskins

Posted by Lynda Hoskins - Memphis, TN - friend of Lauren Pilant Woods   December 08, 2011

Parvin and Nancy,

I can't tell you how sorry I am to hear of James' death. Mother died last month, but that was not a shock. My thoughts and prayers are with you both.

John Holmes

Posted by John S. Holmes, III - Knoxville, TN - Friend of the Father and Mother   December 08, 2011

Parvin, Nancy, Lauren, and the entire Woods family. I keep you in my prayers and my heart. I love you all. Hang in there.

Posted by Ken Burgess - Memphis, TN   December 08, 2011

Uncle Parvin, Aunt Nancy, Lauren and Philip I'm so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to your family. I will keep you all in my prayers! I love you all very much!!!

Posted by Shawn - Nashville, TN   December 08, 2011


Parvin & Nancy

We are so sorry for your loss. OurfF prayer and thoughts are with you and your family

Posted by Ronnie and Tiney Walker - Powell, TN   December 08, 2011

Lauren, Our hearts are heavy for you and James' family. There are no words to erase your grief, but just know that many prayers are going up for all of you. God is a very present help in the time of trouble. Let Him carry you. We love you and your family.

Posted by Randy & Sue Teat - Lancaster, TN - Friend   December 08, 2011

I am praying so hard for you right now. Hearing of your loss brought back the rush of emotions that I felt when I lost my Allan suddenly from a heart problem. You have my number and are welcome to call anytime day or night. May God place his arms of comfort around you now and in the days to come.
Susan (Gull) Jones Klamm

Posted by Susan Jones Klamm - Gordonsville, TN   December 08, 2011


Woods family, James always made me smile, so polite and funny. I know you are suffering the worst pain imaginable. While the pain will lessen with time, the precious memories will become clearer. The only advise I can give you is to NEVER let anyone judge your grief. Everyone grieves their own private way.

Posted by Ramona Jones - Valley Head, AL - Friend   December 08, 2011

I am really sorry for your loss Lauren! You and the family will be in my prayers!

Posted by Adam Nance - oak ridge, TN - friend of wife   December 08, 2011

We are so very sorry for you and your family's loss. I've thought of you so much since I heard and my heart hurts for you. Please know you are in our prayers and that the Lord is the Greatest Comforter of all.
With Love from our family!

Posted by Casey and Dayna Sykes and family - Brush Creek, TN - friend   December 07, 2011

"Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest."
Matthew 11:28

Posted by Cristin, Harold, and Alivia Schwan - Gordonsville, TN   December 07, 2011


My thoughts and prayers are with you and your precious baby James. <3>

Posted by Bonnie Eddington - Nashville, TN - Friend   December 07, 2011

Parvin and Nancy,

I'm so sorry to hear about James. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.


Posted by Nicole Little - Delray Beach, FL - Friend of parents   December 07, 2011

my thoughts and prayers to lauren, baby James and his entire family. im so sorry for your loss.

Posted by Day Wallace - flowood, MS - friend of family   December 07, 2011


To the entire Family of James: I am so sorry for your loss. Lauren to you my dear I hope you are doing ok and remember the tough times will only make you stronger! You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Danyell Rigg - Bay City, MI - Friend of Lauren's   December 07, 2011


Lauren, my sweet Lauren, I am so very sorry about the passing of your husband. I remember how I felt when I was pregnant and my 1st husband passed away. Just know that you have an enormous amount of friends that are praying for you now and will continue to do so. Please stay strong and rely on the Lord. He will get you through this. Also, take care of your preceious baby. He needs you to be strong for him. If there is anything I can do for you, please let me know. Sending out a big hug and love to one of my favorite cheer sisters in her time of need. Love you bunches. Vicki McKinney

Posted by Vicki McKinney - Gordonsville, TN - friend   December 07, 2011

Dear Uncle Parvin, Aunt Nancy, Gerald & Lily, Phillip & Melody, Cas, and all who knew and loved James.
To know James, was to Love James. He always brought
A smile to your face no matter what. He was a beautiful soul and loved by all who knew him. I write this message to you like many, with only the words I'm sorry for your loss. I can't wrap my head around James being gone from this Earth, but I know he is with so many who love him beyond this place. He was so special to me, and I will miss him dearly! I am praying for you all that God brings you a sense of peace and comfort in this time of tragedy. 2 Corinthians 1:4 He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.

Posted by Stephanie White Hall - knoxville, TN - Cousin and Friend   December 07, 2011

Lauren you and your complete family are in my family's prayers. May God continue to bless each and everyone of you. This is to James' family as well. God has a purpose. Love you Lauren. And I here if you ever need anything.

Posted by Tee "Myers" Word - Lebanon, TN - High School Friend Of Lauren   December 07, 2011


John 14:27
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you asthe world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

Posted by Amanda Bradley Bane - Gordonsville, TN   December 07, 2011

Our thoughts and Prayers are with you through this difficult time....

Posted by Paula Ipock    December 07, 2011

I am so sorry for your loss and because we can't be with you at this most difficult time in your life in person...please know our thoughts and prayers are with you always. God always surrounds us in His loving arms during these times.

Posted by Debbie Gravley - Elmwood, TN - friend   December 07, 2011

I'm so very sorry for your loss. My heart breaks for the Woods family. I am praying for your family during this time. The Lord will give you strength & carry you through this time of heartache. I love you Rachelle!

Posted by Amber Pilant Franklin - Memphis, TN - Lauren's cousin   December 07, 2011

I went to High school with James. He was such a great guy. I send my Condolences.

Posted by Duane Buhl - Knoxville, TN   December 07, 2011


I know that words are inadequate at a time like this but I wanted you to know how very sorry I am for your loss. The Bible reminds us that "Blessed are those that mourn for they shall be comforted." I pray that this will be especially true for you as you mourn your loss. I pray that God will give you the strength to see you through this sad and difficult time. My thoughts and prayers will be with you all.

In Faith & Sympathy
Sundee and Family

Posted by Sundee Guffey - Carthage, TN - friend of wife   December 07, 2011

I'm so sorry for your loss The Woods family are such loving, giving, good people, I love you and I'm proud to call you my friends.

Posted by Gordon Marshall - Sarasota, FL - Friend   December 07, 2011

We are so sorry for your loss, so unexplainable. We pray for many arms of support through this difficult and tragic time.
The Keeble family

Posted by The Keeble family    December 07, 2011


i am so sorry for your loss my prayers go out to all the family.

Posted by carol lemon - houston, TX - cousin   December 07, 2011

A stranger could talk to James in just a short amount of time and begin to grasp his heart. I will never forget the few great times I shared with this soft soul. I am so very sorry to the Wood's family.

Posted by Nicole Hatmaker - Knoxville, TN - Cousin   December 07, 2011

Aunt Nancy, Uncle Parvin, Lauren, Phillip & Melody, Gerald & Lilly, and Cas ~ I love you all very much and can't express enough how much my heart aches for each of you right now. I'm still trying to wrap my head around the loss of James, because it just doesn't seem possible or real to me. My heart is heavy, but my faith is solid and I know James will be watching down over each of you and that precious little gift from God (Baby James) that will be here before we all know it. I love you and am lifting you all up in prayer! Our family is blessed because James was a part of it!!!!

Posted by Leisa Ann White - Knoxville, TN - Cousin and Friend   December 07, 2011

Our family wishes to send our condolences to all relatives of James Woods. May God bless everyone as they grieve the loss of James. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by JENNIFER Hughes - MASCOT, TN   December 07, 2011

Aunt Nancy and Uncle Parvin,

Please know that I love both of you dearly. I hold you and my cousins in my heart. If there is ANYTHING at all I could ever do for you, I hope you don't hesitate to ask. You were there for us when we lost daddy, so I hope to be able to do the same for you.

Posted by Shelia Longmire - Knoxville, TN - Cousin   December 07, 2011

I am so sorry for the loss, you all are in my prayers.

Posted by Roman Evans - Bristol, TN   December 07, 2011

So much in this world is hard to except, so many unfair situations, this is one of those. James will be missed by so many loved ones.

Posted by Mike Clark - Chapmansboro, TN - Cousin   December 06, 2011