Visitation will be held Saturday, November 30 from 1PM until time of service 4 PM. at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St. Lombard.
Interment Private Chapel Hill Gardens West.
Mr. Wood is survived by 4 sons, Geoffrey (Sabrina) of Downers Grove, Paul (Mary) of Naperville, Lowell (Stella) of Romeoville and Ron (Rev. Kim) of Ottawa,IL; a daughter, Chelle of Lombard; 22 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchilden and a sister, Dorothy (Cliff) Culpepper of North Carolina.
Mr. Wood was a resident of Lombard for 80 years. He graduated from Lincoln School and Glenbard High School and attended Elmhurst College and Northwestern University Law School. He was married to the late Eldonna nee Baker, for 63 years. He served in the U. S. Navy from 1943 to 1946 and earned Navy Unit Commendation Medal, Campaign medals for American area, European-African area, Asiatic-Pacific area,, Philippine Liberation Medal, Good Conduct Medal,and the World War II Victory Medal). He served on Fleet Tugs and Sub Chasers. He was a licensed Real Estate Broker and Insurance Broker. He was a member of The Society of Real Estate Appraisers. He worked as a real estate appraiser for Fairfield Savings & Loan in Chicago for 35 years. He was a former member of the Lombard Jaycees. He was a member of Lombard Lodge 1098 AF& AM. and a Life Member of the Lombard VFW Lilac Post 5815 He was a two-time Commander for the Lombard American Legion Post 391 and was Past President of the Lombard PTA for School District 44. He was a Republican Party Precinct Committeeman and a Candidate for Illinois House of Representatives in 1964 and was a candidate for Illinois State Senate in 1966. He was a former lay leader at the First Methodist Church in Lombard.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Wounded Warrior Project, 1111 West 22nd St., Oak Brook, IL 60523. would be appreciated.
Call 630-629-0094 or visit brustfuneralhome.com for more information.