Obituary for Wayne Woodrum Obituary


Wayne Woodrum, 92, of Macomb handed away at 4:12 p.m. Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.

He was born on Could 21, 1928 in Tallula, Illinois to Dennis and Margaret Daniels Pike. He married Mary Virginia Biesenthal on July 8, 1949. She survives. They have been married for 71 years.

He’s additionally survived by two sons, Gary (Laurie) Woodrum and Greg (Laurie Miller) Woodrum each of Macomb; three grandchildren, Mike (Kari) Woodrum of Macomb, Lisa (Tim) Beck of Chatham, Natalie (Jason) Kiriakos of Fort Collins, Colorado; Two step grandchildren Devin Derry of Macomb and Curtis (Chelsea) Bedwell of Bushnell; two great-grandchildren, Nick and Sam Woodrum and 4 step-great-grandchildren, Paisley and Hudson Bedwell and Brenlee and Carson Beck.

He was preceded in dying by his dad and mom and two sisters, Peggy Stockton and Marjorie Jones.

Wayne was a graduate of Tallula Excessive Faculty the place he performed on a state champion basketball group. He was an Military veteran serving within the 87 tank battery firm throughout the Korean Struggle making the rank of Sergeant. He was a member and Previous Grasp of Nice Plains Masonic Lodge, Springfield Consistory and Ansar Shrine of Springfield the place he was energetic within the Jesters.

He lived in Petersburg for one yr and moved to Staunton in 1963 after buying the Chevrolet Dealership. In 1969 he moved to Macomb and established Woodrum Chevy, Olds, Cadillac. He acquired the Pontiac, Buick and GMC franchise in 1987, acquired the Chrysler, Plymouth and Dodge franchises in 1991 after which acquired the Ford, Lincoln, Mercury and Toyota dealership in 2004. He was nonetheless actively concerned within the dealership upon his dying. He had been a brand new automotive seller for 58 years.

He served on the Union Nationwide Financial institution Board within the 1970’s and into the 1980’s. was on the WIU Performing Arts Society Board, Wesley Basis Board and Wayne and Mary Virginia have been large supporters of McDonough District Hospital.

Wayne loved NASCAR racing and going to Florida yearly to attend the Daytona 500.  He additionally loved the ARCA and USAC races on the Illinois State Truthful in Springfield and has supplied the tempo automotive since 1982.

Personal household graveside providers might be held Monday, November 30, 2020 at Oakwood Cemetery in Macomb with Reverend Dr. Scott Grulke officiating. Full army rites might be performed by the Macomb American Legion and Macomb VFW. There might be no visitation. A Celebration of Life might be held at a later date.

Memorials could also be made to the Shiner’s Hospital for Kids.

Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral House in Macomb is in command of preparations.

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Printed on November 25, 2020

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