Robert D. Wood, 84, of Mount Vernon, Illinois started his new life in Heaven at 8:37 P.M. April 26, 2017 at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mount Vernon, Illinois. He was born June 21, 1932 in Mount Vernon, Illinois to parents, Kenneth Glee and Stella Florence (Edmison) Wood. Robert married Darla Marshall on June 18, 1955 in Benton, Illinois. They were blessed with nearly 46 years of marriage before she passed away on July 5, 2001. A Graveside Service will be held Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. at Oakwood Cemetery in Mount Vernon, Illinois with Brother Alan Smith officiating. Inurnment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Mount Vernon, Illinois. Robert is survived by his children, Deana Wood of Mount Vernon, Illinois, Janea Wood of Mount Vernon, Illinois, Leesa Weaver and husband, Danny of Wayne County, Illinois, and Robert Wood, Jr. and wife, Laurel of Darien, Illinois; grandchildren, Mariah Wood of Chicago, Illinois and Jordan Wood of Darien, Illinois; and sister-in-law, Taunya Wood of Houston, Texas. Robert was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Richard Wood; and an infant sister. Robert proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was the owner and operator of L.S. Wood Printing Company in Mount Vernon, Illinois. Robert was a longtime member of Logan Street Baptist Church. His greatest joy was spending time with his family. Robert was dearly loved and will be missed by all who knew him. For those who wish, memorials may be given to the American Heart Association and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mount Vernon, Illinois 62864. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call (618) 242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfh.com for further information and to send condolences.