Paul "Sidecar" Wratchford- Wood RiverPaul M. "Sidecar" Wratchford, 69, passed away 12:05 p.m. Sunday, February 2, 2014 at his residence.Born in Lansing, MI on June 8, 1944, he was the son of Dorsey H. and Elizabeth Jane (Kidd) Wratchford.An army vetern from 1961-1964, he had been a self-employed driver / owner for L&P Trucking.He married the former LaDonna 'Jean' Love on February 14, 1985 in Roxana. She survives.Surviving also are children, Dee (Roy) Roam, Bob Wratchford, Mike Wratchford, Randy (Doris) Short, Dan Wratchford, Michael (Audrey) Fredericks, Keri Thompson, Holly (Sean) Farris, Paul Michael (Shyla) Wratchford; 22 grandchildren, Tabby, Samantha, Ashely, Kylie, Mitch, Nicole, Katie, Brittnie, Gabe, Nathan, Dillon, Zachary, Michaela, Abigail, Annie, Conner, Ethan, Rayann, Aaliyah, Shalyn, Paul Jr., Tyson; five great grandchildren, Seth, Riley, Teagan, Trent, Isla; half-brother, Donnie Wratchford; half-sister, Joni Wratchford.He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Sharon Gay.Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Marks Mortuary in Wood River, where services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Rev. Mark Thomas will officiate.Burial will follow in Wanda Cemetery in South Roxana with military rites.
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