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PEKIN ~ Wayne Eugene Wood, 84, of Pekin, passed away at 8:56 p.m. Tuesday, June 6, 2017 in the emergency room at Unity Point Health-Pekin. 

Born May 15, 1933 in Hancock County to George and Laura (Faler) Wood, he married Barbara Urick on July 24, 1961 in Elizabeth City, North Carolina.  She survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Michael Wood of Ottawa and Patrick Wood of Pekin; two granddaughters, Loreal and Lauren Wood and one sister, Mary Nelson of Draper, Utah.

He was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers.

Wayne had proudly served his country in the United States Navy during the Korean War.

He had worked for Caterpillar, Inc. for 30 years, retiring in May, 1985 as a parts inspector.

Wayne was a member of the Pekin Moose Family Center 916 and a former member of the AMVETS.  He enjoyed riding motorcycles, watching golf on television and gardening.  Wayne had also liked working with his hands.  He was said to be a “jack of all trades”.

There will be no services or visitation.  Cremation will be accorded by Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be given to Mooseheart, 155 South International Drive, Mooseheart, IL 60539 or to the Tazewell Animal Protective Society, 100 Taps Lane, Pekin, IL 61554

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