Walter L. WOOD

Walter L. Wood

SPRINGFIELD, IL - 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 Sept. 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; brother, Wayne Wood; 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 10 years farming in Butler, Ill. 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 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 Illinois or Calvary Temple Christian Center.

Share stories, pictures, Facebook and Twitter at:

Funeral Home

Staab Funeral Home - Springfield
1109 South 5th Street Springfield, IL 62703
(217) 528-6461
Published in Print in The State Journal-Register on June 2, 2014