|Clair "Buck" L. Wakeland|
|February 13, 1936 - June 21, 2012|
|Visitation: 4:00-7:00pm Tuesday June 26, 2012 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island|
|Funeral Service: 10:00am Wednesday June 27, 2012 at First Church of the Nazarene, Rock Island|
|Clair “Buck” L. Wakeland, 76, of Rock Island, passed away Thursday June 21, 2012 at OSF St. Francis Hospital, Peoria, surrounded by his family.|
Funeral services will be 10:00am, Wednesday at First Church of the Nazarene, Rock Island. Visitation will be 4:00-7:00pm Tuesday at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island. Memorials may be left to the family.
Clair was born February 13, 1936 in Millersburg, Illinois, the son of Clair G. and Dorothy A. (Wilhite) Wakeland.
He was a proud veteran of the United States Army.
Mr. Wakeland had been employed as a millwright at Sivyer Steel, Bettendorf. Previously he had worked for the former A.D. Huesing Co. and currently was employed by GSC Janitorial, Rock Island Arsenal.
Clair was a member of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church and formerly a member of First Church of the Nazarene, both of Rock Island. He loved the Lord with all his heart. His hobbies included collecting Civil War Memorabilia, Native American Artifacts, watching western and military movies and riding his scooter. He mostly enjoyed spending time with his kids, grandkids and great grandkids.
Survivors include his children, Don (Donna) Wakeland, Moline, Rocky Williams, Mark Williams, Anthony Williams, Nancy Fritsch, Davenport, Shelly (James) Kraklow, Moline, Dora (Dennis) Manary, Rock Island; grandchildren, Jeremy, Jessica, Hollie, Joseph, Tony, Travis, Leah, Mike, Amanda; great grandchildren, Rosie, Jordan, Mariah, Jayden, Cynthia, Avery, Juli-ana and expecting twin great grandsons; sisters, Helen, Marna and Marilyn; special friend, Alma Smith; Alma’s children, Kenny, Sarah, Vance, John, Aaron, Morgan, Almeta, Thomas and Timothy; mother of Clair’s children, Helen Wakeland.
He was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Joshua; siblings, Wayne, Jeanie, Evelyn, Elaine and Betty.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.wheelanpressly.com.
Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow,may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss....our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
-- Javier Nevarez and Family
Clair was an amazing man and will be greatly missed. Every morning when he came into our office we couldn't help but smile because he was so caring and always offered such entertaining stories.
Everyone here at the US Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville District (RIA-Bldg 157) offer our condolences and will keep his family in our prayers during this difficult time.
-- US Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville District
Please accept my most heartfelt sympathy for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
-- Thomas Wakeland - Wakeland Fire Equipment
Go with God Dad, R.I.P.
-- Don Wakeland
I miss you so much grandpa! I love you and i will see you again someday. You came to me in one of my dreams 2 days after you passed and told me you were ok. You were not suffering anymore and that you know we are all sad, but that you are in a better place. Thank you R.I.P Grandpa
-- Hollie Kraklow