Walter L. Wood, 82, of Springfield, passed away at 12:15 p.m. on Saturday, May 31, 2014 at Memorial Medical Center. He was born June 26, 1931 in Springfield, the son of H.M. “Merlon” and Daisy Wood. He married Rosalie Harriss on September 16, 1950 in Springfield. She preceded him in death on March 27, 2009.
He is survived by his sons, Keith “Woody” (Flo) Wood and C.J. (Stacey) Wood; daughters, Deb (Ed) Smith, Kathy (Kevin) Groesch and Nancy Bosie; a brother, Wayne Wood; a sister in law, Mary Ellen Wood; 12 grandchildren, Don, Chris and Craig (Heather) Smith, Michelle (Scott) Bee, Jen (Ron) Holliday, Kevin (Kim) Groesch, Kristy (Phil) Wagener, Michael Chapman, Kayla and Bradley Bosie, Michael and Lindsey Wood; 16 great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He retired from his heating and cooling business, Walter Wood Heating & Cooling, in 1993. He had also spent ten years farming in Butler, Illinois. He attended Calvary Temple Christian Center. Walter loved fishing and eating sweets. He also liked NASCAR and Cubs baseball. He spent many hours at the Senior Center in Springfield where he participated in the choir and exercise class.
Visitation: 5 – 7 p.m., Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at Staab Funeral Home.
Funeral Service: 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at Staab Funeral Home. Interment will be held at Roselawn Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to Senior Services of Central IL or Calvary Temple Christian Center.
Date: Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Time: 05:00 pm - 07:00 pm
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