As received from the Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes:
Joshua Jaymes Wood, 30, a resident of Phoenix, AZ, passed away Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021, in Phoenix, AZ.
HE was born on June 10, 1991, in Hancock, MI, a son of Robert Wood and Virginia (Mendenhall) Cooper.
Joshua was raised in Pahrump, NV, where he graduated from Pahrump Valley Highschool in 2009. He went on to serve in the United States Marine Corp. Following the Marine Corp. Joshua continued his education receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from Collins College.
Joshua had worked several jobs over the years in the shipping/receiving for Walmart, graphic design for Dynic’s Corp but his love for animals led him to the Wildlife World Zoo Aquarium & Safari Park. This is where he thrived caring for and learning about the different animals such as otters, monkeys, lemurs, birds, and fish. The animal park also gave him the opportunity to receive his suba diver certification and become a certified crocodile/alligator handler.
Josh loved the outdoors (no matter the season), camping, hiking, photography, and road trips. He was very caring and loving and was willing to help in any way especially when it came to joking around.
Preceding him in death were his paternal grandmother and maternal grandfather.
His father: Robert (Jennifer) Wood
His mother: Virginia (Ron) Cooper
His brother: Geremy (Danielle) Wood
His sisters: Ashley (Cory) Williams
His step-sisters: Janie (Yogi) Brewington
His grandfather: Charles Wood
His grandmother: Cynthia Djuric
His great grandmother: Virginia Mendenhall
His aunts: Brenda (Wayne) Daniel
Barb (Allen) Yeager
Tonie (Shelby) Ragland
His uncles: Frank Wood
12 nieces and nephews who loved him dearly and several great aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, co-workers, and loved ones.
A funeral service for Josh will be held 11:00 am Friday, November 19, 2021, at the Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Hancock with Pastor Alan Sunn to officiate.
Friends may call on Thursday, November 18, 2021, at the Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Hancock from 4 to 7:00 pm and on Friday from 10 am until time of service.
To view Josh’s obituary or to send condolences to the family please visit www.memorialchapel.net.
The Memorial Chapel Funeral and Cremation Service of Hancock is assisting the family with the arrangements.