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William Dever “Chilly Willy” Wood

Knox, Starke County, Indiana, USA
Death 14 Jun 2009 (aged 73)
Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Michigan, USA
Burial Augusta, Kalamazoo County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID 100009289 · View Source
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William Dever "Bill" "Chilly Willy" Wright, 73, of Athens died Sunday afternoon, June 14, 2009 at Battle Creek Health System. He was born in Knox, Indiana on January 23, 1936 the son of Chester L. and Velma (Sykes) Wright. Bill served his country as a member of the United States Army from 1954 1962. He retired from Post Cereals in 1996 after more than 27 years of faithful service. Bill is survived by his 4 daughters, Tammie Wright of Battle Creek, Teresa (Douglas) Collige of Texas, Terrie Petersen of Battle Creek and Patricia "Patty" Wright of Athens; his significant other for many years, Dorothy M. Lubking of Athens; 2 step-children, Tony Vandee and Mary Jane (Carl Bridges) Lubking, both of Battle Creek; 17 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; a brother, Joseph E. (Florence) Wright of Battle Creek; and his ex-wife, Betty J. Wood of Battle Creek. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Thomas L. Wright. Bill truly loved to spend time with his family and many friends. He also enjoyed using his CB, vacationing, boating and camping. At the request of the family, a memorial service to celebrate Bill's life will be held 11:00 a.m., Friday, June 19, 2009 at the Battle Creek Baptist Temple, 3186 West Michigan Ave., Battle Creek with Pastor Lyle Dye, officiating. Interment with military honors will be held 2:30 p.m., Monday, June 22, 2009 at the Fort Custer National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Ronald McDonald House would be appreciated. Arrangements by the Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home. Personal messages for the family may be placed at .

Battle Creek Enquirer June 17, 2009

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 100009289
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for William Dever “Chilly Willy” Wood (23 Jan 1936–14 Jun 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100009289, citing Fort Custer National Cemetery, Augusta, Kalamazoo County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Danny Wilber (contributor 42999305) .