George Raphael Wood

Born: Tue., Aug. 29, 1944
Died: Wed., Jul. 3, 2019


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Jul. 05, 2019
Location: Shawneetown Location

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Jul. 06, 2019
Location: Shawneetown Location

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George Raphael Wood, 74, of Harrisburg, Ill. formerly of Junction, passed away on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 after an extended illness at the Harrisburg Medical Center in Harrisburg.  He was born in Shawneetown on August 29, 1944, the son of the late Kelley E. and Melba L. (Graham) Wood.  He was a member of the first graduating class of Southeastern Illinois College.  George then joined the United States Marine Corp. during the Vietnam War.  After serving his country for three years, he began his career in the banking business on the day that Apollo 11 landed on the moon, July 20, 1969.  George Raphael retired as a bank manager in 2010.  George enjoyed dining out, antique shopping, and working in the outdoors.  He is survived by his loving family; partner of forty-five years, Bobby Hodson of Harrisburg; two sisters, Mary Frances Skaggs of Shawneetown, Prudence Ann and George Wilson of Rineyville, Ky.; one brother, David T. and Phyllis Wood of Shawneetown; sister-in-law, Marla Wood of Carmi; niece, Tracie Milligan, of Pawley’s Island, S.C.; nephew, Troy Milligan of Harrisburg; and several other nieces, nephews, great and great great nieces and nephews.  George was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, J. William E. “Bill” Wood and Kelley E. Wood Jr.; and nephew, Leon Milligan.  Visitation for George will be held on Friday, July 5th from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Vickery Funeral Chapel in Shawneetown.  Funeral service will be at the funeral home on Saturday, July 6th at 11 a.m. with his brother, David T. Wood officiating the service.  Burial with military rites, will follow the service at the Kanady Cemetery near Junction. 


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Nancy Charleston Crabill
   Posted Thu July 04, 2019
George will always be the sweetest man I have ever met. The class of '62 was blessed to have him with us. Rest in peace George. You will be missed.

Dotti (Hill) Gorton
   Posted Thu July 04, 2019
Sending thoughts and prayers to the family of George Wood. George was a most memorable 1962 classmate and friend.

Ashton Foust Milligan Family
   Posted Fri July 05, 2019
We were extremely sorry to hear of your families loss. Please know we will be holding each of you close in prayers for the days ahead. Prayers and blessings to each of you. Warmest regards, Marty, Kim, and family (Taylor's inlaws)

Janice Hall
   Posted Fri July 05, 2019
Mary Frances, David and family, I was so sorry to read about George tonight. He was a wonderful man. I will be praying for your family during this time of loss. Sorry I can't be with you tomorrow.

MaDonna Zasada
   Posted Sat July 06, 2019
David,Phyllis,Shay,and family,
Sorry for your loss. You and your families are
In my thoughts and prayers .

Julie Robinson
   Posted Sat July 06, 2019
Thinking of Bobby & the family.

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