James Everett Woo, age 87, of Augusta, entered into rest on Monday, December 10, 2018.
James was born in Augusta to the late Eugene Woo, Sr. and Amie Wong Woo. He graduated from Richmond Academy in 1947, received his B.S. and M.S. from the University of Alabama and Pharmacy Degree from the University of Georgia. He served in the United States Army where he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. A long time member of the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association, he worked diligently to help establish the Youth Club there. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Augusta. In addition to being a pharmacist, James was a brilliant business man. He owned and operated Lucky 7 Stables, and Amie's Florist, and was the co-owner of Gwinnett Pharmacy alongside his brother, Eugene. He was also a former co-owner of the Golden Dragon restaurant that was located on Washington Road.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother and sister, Eugene Woo, Jr. and Evelyn Loo.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Bess Woo of Augusta; three children, Brian Woo (Tammy) of North Augusta, Darren Woo (Susan) of Evans, and Amie Woo of Okinawa, Japan; eleven grandchildren, Zachary, Nicholas, Caleb, Jonah, Jacob, Hannah, Andrew, Thomas, Abigail, Noah, and Asa; two sisters, Ellen Dong of Augusta and Emily Takeuchi (Roy) of Stockton, California; sister in law, Lynne Woo of Martinez; and many beloved nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 6-8:00 P.M. Friday at Platt's Funeral Home Belair Road.
A celebration of James' life will take place at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, December 15, 2018 at the Storey Chapel at First Baptist Church of Augusta. Dr. Jim Walls will officiate. Interment will follow in Westover Memorial Park with Military Honors. Pallbearers and honorary pallbearers will be the grandsons and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (CCBA), 419 Scotts Way, Augusta, Georgia 30909.
Please sign the guestbook and send condolences at www.plattsfuneralhome.com.
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