John Lyman "Spider" Wood
John Lyman “Spider” Wood, 88, of Springfield, died at 5:00 pm, Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at Lewis Memorial Christian Village. He was born September 28, 1928 in Menard County, to Walter and Fay Carmen Wood. He married Betty L. Friend on July 5, 1952 and she preceded him in death on April 27, 1995.
Survivors include one son, Craig Wood of Tampa, FL; one daughter-in-law, Charlotte Wood of Pawnee; two granddaughters, Zoe and McKenna Wood of Pawnee; two sisters, Jane Huffman of Springfield and Deena (Russell) Stuhmer of San Diego, CA; three brothers, Tom (Mary Ann) Wood of Springfield, Don Wood of Bloomington and Bill (Nancy) Wood of Florida; three sisters-in-law, June Flood of Springfield, Shirley Burdinsky of Taylorville and Donna Kuchar of Springfield; one brother-in-law, Russell Friend of Shreveport, LA and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; son, Rick Wood; brothers, Dick and Robert Wood; sisters, Dorothy Hoffman and Mary “Ginnie” Wood and brother-in-law, Walter Friend.
John was a member of West Side Christian Church. He was a US Army Veteran serving during the Korean War. He retired after more than fifty years with Roofers Union 112. He was still active with Union 112 and in the church. He was an avid reader and St. Louis Cardinals Fan.
Visitation: 10 am – 1 pm, Monday, February 20, 2017 at Staab Funeral Home – Springfield.
Funeral Service: 1 pm, Monday, February 20, 2017 at Staab Funeral Home – Springfield with Charlie Duggins officiating. Burial will be at Roselawn Memorial Park where military honors will be conducted.
Memorial contributions may be made to West Side Christian Church or Wounded Warriors.