Wayne “Bud” Franklin Park Jr., 85, of Pittsburg, Illinois, passed away Tuesday, February 22, 2022, at Herrin Hospital.
He was born September 3, 1936, in Decatur, to Wayne Franklin and Mildred Louise (Meis) Park. He married Patricia Lee Matherly on November 8, 1964, in Decatur. She preceded him in death on December 20, 2020.
Wayne is survived by his sons, David Park of Macon, Illinois, and Ricky Park of Pittsburg, Illinois; daughter, Sue (Mike) Mausey of Creal Springs, Illinois; grandchildren, Cody Wayne Park, Kyler Joseph Park, Nichole (Jared) Mocaby, and Emily (Brandon) Knight; great-grandchildren, Gracelynn and Riley Mocaby, Hudson Knight, and one on the way; brothers, Roger (Judy) Park and Duane (Debbie) Park; sister, Nancy (Bill) Platzbecker; sister-in-law, Carolyn Barrett; brother-in-law, Leonard Matherly; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; sister, Karen Park; grandson, Joshua Park; and brother-in-law, Fred Barrett.
Bud honorably served our country in the United States Army.
He was the Gas Plant Operating Manager at A.D.M. West Plant for over 29 years.
Memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association or to Paralyzed Veterans of America.
Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 1, 2022, at Mt. Gilead Cemetery in Decatur, with military honors. Visitation will be from noon to 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, at Brintlinger & Earl Funeral Home in Decatur, with Pastor Steve Devore officiating.
Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home in Carterville handled local arrangements.
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American Heart Association
3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago IL 60674
Paralyzed Veterans of America
Donation Processing Center; PO Box 758589, Topeka KS 66675-8589