November 4, 2019
United Methodist Church
Overton Funeral Home, Traer
November 3, 2019
3:00 to 5:00 PM
Overton Funeral Home
LeRoy Merrill Wood was born on August 30, 1947, in Waterloo, the son of Merrill and Frances (Speirs) Wood. He grew up in Traer and graduated from Traer High School. On May 1, 1976, LeRoy was united in marriage to Charlene Brezina in the Traer United Methodist Church. The couple made their home in Traer. LeRoy worked for the Overton Furniture Store as a flooring installer, the Waterloo Courier in paper delivery, was a truck driver for Heins Trucking, and had a DJ business with Paul Burroughs for over ten years, PW Enterprises. He was a member of the Traer United Methodist Church, the Traer Jaycees; a charter member of the Traer Ambulance Service, and was a 30-year member of the Traer Fire Department. LeRoy loved his family more than anything. He enjoyed being around people, music, karaoke, woodworking, golf, fishing, bowling, and playing softball. LeRoy died at the age of 72 on October 31, 2019, at MercyOne Hospital in Waterloo. He was preceded in death by his parents. LeRoy is survived by his wife; two sons, Scott (Gail) Wood of Vinton and Jeff (Jen) Wood of Traer; three grandchildren, Tucker, Brodric, and Johanna; and a sister, Shirley (Frank) DeLucia of Columbus, Ohio.
The burial will be at Buckingham Cemetery following the funeral service. Please direct memorials to Leroy’s family.
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