Obituary, Chester R. Wood

Chester R. Wood, 82, died at 5:50 p.m. Saturday, May 12, 2007, at Saint Anthony’s Health Center in Alton.
He was born April 10, 1925, in Alton to the late Roy and Blanche Elizabeth (Woods) Wood.
He married the former Peggy L. Lowe in Alton on Nov. 28, 1946, and she survives.
He served in the U.S. Navy in World War II on the U.S.S. Franklin. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Alton, where he was a Deacon Amerites. He retired in 1987 after 41 years of service as a security guard at McDonnell-Douglas in St. Louis. He was a volunteer for many years at Saint Anthony’s Health Center, delivering meals to homebound patients.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Linda S. and the Rev. Michael Morgan of Brighton; a son and daughter-in-law, Kevin P. and Cindy Wood of Glen Carbon; four grandchildren and two spouses, Susan and Josh Plymale, Steve and Tressa Morgan, Chelsey Quick and Ethan Wood; three brothers, Paul Wood of Ottawa Lake, Mich., Robert Wood of Riverside, Calif., and James Wood of Alton; and three sisters, Faye Wood of Alton, Della Wenner of Godfrey and Ella Darr of Jerseyville.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Tom and Glen Wood; and six sisters, Blanche, Jane, Glenda and Mary Alice Wood, Jenny Winters and Fern Weiss.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Gent Funeral Home in Alton.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Calvary Baptist Church in Alton, with the Revs. Andre Dobson and Michael Morgan officiating.
Burial will be at Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey with full military honors by VFW Post 1308 of Alton.
Memorials may be made to the Calvary Baptist Church Homebound Ministry.
Additional information and an online guestbook may be found at

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