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J. William "Bill" E. Wood

February 5, 1957 — August 7, 2018

J. William “Bill” E. Wood 61 of Norris City, passed away Tuesday August 7, 2018 at his home. He was born February 5, 1957 in Eldorado, the son of Kelley E. and Melba (Graham) Wood. He married Marla Lowery on June 10, 1977 in Benton, IL.

Bill was a graduate of SIU Carbondale, he worked for WADI in their “Fathers Matter Program”. He had also worked at Southern IL Alternative Living “The Carmi House”. He was a lifelong farmer. He enjoyed hunting, going to movies, but most of all his grandchildren and all of their activities.

He is survived by his wife, Marla; son, George (Heather) Wood of Carmi; daughter, MaryBeth (Robert) Hogan of Monroe City, MO; grandchildren, Titus K.E. Wood, Aurora G. Hogan, Henry W.R. Hogan and Genevieve J. Hogan; brothers, George R. (Bob)Wood of Harrisburg, David T. (Phyllis) Wood of Shawneetown, and Troy Milligan of Harrisburg; sisters, Mary Frances Skaggs of Shawneetown, Tracie Milligan of Pawleys Island, SC and Prudence Ann (George) Wilson of Rineyville, KY. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Special friends, the Yorks, Lucketts and Isaac’s families and Lisa Orr. He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, MaryKate Hogan, brothers, Leon Milligan and Kelley E. Wood, Jr.; and his special friend, Delbert H. York.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday August 18, 2018 at Ditney Ridge Baptist Church in Norris City with Rev. Scott Luckett officiating. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Friday August 17, 2018 at the church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Ronald McDonald House in Springfield, IL and Carmi Junior Pro football and can be made at the funeral home. The Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Carmi is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at

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