New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | August 14, 2020

Edward Burns Wood


Edward Burns Wood, 75, of Providence Forge, Virginia, passed away on April 16, 2020.

Eddie was born on August 30, 1944. He was a professional motorcycle racer, a barber, and was a lifetime member of the Richmond Motorcycle Club. He was the owner of Wood’s Body Shop from 1974 until his retirement in 2011.

He had many hobbies, and in his youth rode a unicycle in parades and loved to dance. He enjoyed restoring automobiles and finding items at auctions and yard sales. He also loved to play practical jokes on his friends. He loved his family dearly and would do anything for them.

Edward was preceded in death by his parents, Oliver B. Wood and Mable S. Wood; and brother-in-law, Alfred “Bubba” Holloway.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Jane Goodwyn Wood; three children, Katherine White (David), Carrie Evelyn (Thomas), and Tony Wood; seven grandchildren, Clayton Evelyn, Jacob Wood, Trevor Evelyn, Parker Wood, Lexie Slosjarik, Josie Slosjarik, and Blake Wood; his sister, Donna Holloway; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Bobby and Terry Goodwyn, and Wesley and Cheryl Goodwin; many nieces and nephews; and friend and long-time employee, Bobby Ball.

There will be a private burial and a memorial service will be planned for a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to New Kent Fire-Rescue or New Kent Sheriff’s Office. Tributes may be posted at