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Eugene Gaylord Wood, 43, Rogersville, passed away at Monday, February 25, 2013 in Cox Medical Center South following a short illness. He was born July 2, 1969, the son of Eugene James and Betty June (Yandell) Wood. He was united in marriage on October 25, 1996 in Springfield to Karen S. Roush. Gene graduated from Logan-Rogersville High School in 1987. He was in law enforcement for many years and was presently serving with the Webster County Sheriff's Department and was loved by many as the DARE Officer. He is survived by his wife, Karen; three daughters, Skylar, Nikkole "Nikki" and Nakita "Kita", all of the home, his parents, Eugene and Betty Wood, Rogersville; two aunts, Thelma and Marguerite Yandell and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his beloved paternal grandmother, Ruth (Swearengin) Wood, two aunts, Edith Yandell and Anna Fields, and an uncle, Gaylord Yandell.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, March 2, 2013 in Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2852 S. Dayton, Springfield, under the care of J.D. Lee and Sons Funeral Chapel, Rogersville. Burial will follow in Panther Valley Cemetery, Rogersville. Visitation will be held 6 - 8:00 p.m. Friday, March 1, 2013 in the funeral home. The family has requested memorial donations to the Eugene Wood Memorial Fund, c/o Edward Jones, 110 Dempsey, Rogersville, MO 65742. Online condolences and guest book signing may also be made at www.jdleeandsons.com.
Published in the News-Leader on Feb. 28, 2013