William “Bill” James Woods

June 23, 1947 - January 14, 2018

06/23/1947 - 01/14/2018

Past Services

Wednesday January 17, 2018
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Beck-Altmeyer Funeral Home
204 West Main Street
St. Clairsville, OH 43950
740-695-0475 | Directions
Thursday January 18, 2018
Weeks Cemetery
301 Main Street
Bridgeport, OH 43912
740-635-2424 | Directions
Thursday January 18, 2018
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Thursday January 18, 2018
11:00 am

William “Bill” James Woods, 70 of St. Clairsville, Ohio died Sunday, January 14, 2018 in Liza’s Place in Wheeling, West Virginia. He was surrounded by loving family and friends after a courageous battle with cancer.

He is preceded by his beloved wife, Rita Marie (Sabinski) Woods, his parents Harry and Olive (Wilkins) Woods, his sister Martha Lee Tally and his mother and father-in-law Ethel Mae (Ehasz) and John Sabinski.

He was proud to have served in The United States Marine Corps as a Radio-Telegraph operator, was very active in Amateur Radio and was Vice-President of the Eastern Ohio Amateur Wireless Association until his death. He retired fron Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel where he worked as an electronic technician. He previously worked for Boury, Inc and Montgomery Ward as an electronics repairman.

He was a member of the American Legion. He was a skilled marksman and loved collecting and shooting firearms, a sport he competed in for many years. He also enjoyed building and flying model airplanes. After their boys finally moved out of the house, he and Rita, spent many vacations traveling the coasts and the Great Lakes shorelines visiting lighthouses and enjoying life together.

He is sadly missed by his three sons, William “Bill” (Dawn) James, II of Groveport, Ohio, Sean Michael (Kyle Marie) of Green, Ohio and Robert “Bob”Martin (Jennifer) of Belmont, Ohio, his grandchildren, Brittney, Katelin, Olivia, Kenny, Nathan, Garret and Otis, his brother-in-law, Jeff (Michelle) Sabinski and countless friends and family.

Family and friends will be received at the Beck-Altmeyer Funeral Home & Crematory 204 West Main Street St. Clairsville, Ohio on Wednesday from 4 to 7 pm and at the First Presbyterian Church in St. Clairsville, Ohio on Thursday from 10 am until time of services at 11 am with Rev. Homer Harden officiating. Interment in the Weeks Cemetery in Bridgeport, Ohio.

Full Military Honors will be conferred by the Belmont County Veterans Association prior to services at 10:45 am
Memorial contributions may be made to Liza’s Place by going to “TMCFunding.com”.

Share your thoughts and memories with Bill’s family at www.beckaltmeyer.com.

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Fred W. Gersting
6 years ago

I am so sorry that it has taken me so long to write this about your dad. We tried to find the obituary in the Wheeling Newspaper when a nurses aid said your dad’s obit was in St C. I feel a deep honor that I got to know your Dad in the short time your Dad and I were were able to talk . Bill Jr, James and Sean, God Bless Each of you. Fred Gersting

Clara Matz Kavesky
6 years ago

So sorry for your loss you are in my prayers and thoughts I lost Walt also a Marine to cancer last may its hard but always know God is right beside us helping us walk our road God Bless you all Love Clara Kavesky

John & Shirley Dietrich
6 years ago

We offer our sincere condolences to the family at this time. You are definitely in our thoughts & prayers. God bless.

Marcella and Ken Rexrode
6 years ago

Bob and Jennifer and other family members, may God comfort you all during this most difficult time. May your precious memories bring you peace. We are thinking of you deeply and are so very sorry to hear of your loss. We love you.

Curtis, Dana, Matt & Bethany Workman
6 years ago

Bill & brothers & families,
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time of sorrow in your lives. We fondly remember all of your family when we lived in St.C. Hold tight to your many, many great memories, for nothing can take them away.

Doreen Horn
6 years ago

So sorry to hear about Bill’s passing. I’m sending prayers to all who are grieving this loss. Bill was a good man and a genuinely nice human being. I am so glad to have known him!

Maxine Warner
6 years ago

My thoughts and prayers to each of you at this difficult time.

Judy Crow
6 years ago

My thoughts and prayers are with his family . Bill was such a wonderful person. He will be greatly missed. Sincerely, Judy (McConnaughy) Crow Bridgeport Class of ’65

Cheryl J Skinner, Patriot Guard
6 years ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of William James Woods, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten..
My thoughts
and prayers to the family of ….

US Marine Veteran, William James Woods, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

Maryann Droll
6 years ago

Dear Ones —
May God’s peace and blessings be yours during this most tender season; and, may He give you many lovely memories, so that you may always have roses in December.

Ever hoping . . .
Always in Jesus,

Maryann (Music Ministry Volunteer)