Dale passed away at St. John’s Hospice on Sunday, July 14, 2013. He was born January 5, 1933 to H. Merlon and Daisy Lee Wood. He married Mary Ellen Smith on June 20, 1953 at Ft. Bliss, TX.
Surviving Dale are his wife, daughters Sue (Greg) Englert of Charlotte, NC; Jonie DeMarco of Springfield; sons Dale Jr. (Debbie) Wood of Camdenton, MO; Craig Wood of Springfield; Grant (Christie) Wood of Springfield; eight grandchildren Collette (Craig) Palmer, Lauren (Jeff) Bennett, Nick DeMarco, Alexandra Wood, Ross Englert, Connor Wood, Danielle and Luke Wood and one great granddaughter, Zoey Palmer.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary and his parents. He owned and operated Dale Wood Heating and Air-Conditioning for 50 years. Next to his family, his greatest pride was serving in the United States Army.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Hospice.
Visitation: 4–7 pm, Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at Staab Funeral Home.
Graveside Service: 11:00 am, Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at Camp Butler National Cemetery where Sangamon County Interveterans Burial Detail will conduct military honors.