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Charles William "Jack" George

Charles William “Jack” George of Taylorville, age 91 years, passed away on March 24, 2015 at Taylorville Care Center where he had resided for the past ten months.

The oldest Son of William Otho and Nora Zander George, he was born in Sisily, Illinois on November 15, 1923.

Jack served in both World War II and The Korean War and had flown 52 missions while he served his country in the Air Force.

He was a member of the VFW Post 4495 and the American Legion Post 73 in Taylorville. He was also a member of Davis Memorial Christian Church.

He is survived by his Sister-in-Law, Alberta George of Springfield; his nieces and nephews, Connie George and Rita Busby (Husband Jim) of Pawnee, Bill George of Springfield and Terry George (Wife Nora) of Cocoa, Florida; seven great nieces and nephews; seven great-great nieces and nephews and several cousins. He also leaves behind many friends and his good neighbors, Lynn and Carol, who without them, Jack wouldn’t have been able to remain at his home as long as he did.

Jack was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Raymond “Buddle” George in 2003.

As Jack requested, cremation rites were accorded and there will be no services.

Memorials may be made to Davis Memorial Christian Church, 1500 W. Franklin St., Taylorville, IL 62568 or Taylorville Care Center, 600 S. Houston St. Taylorville, IL 62568

Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville.

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Jack was the best uncle! In many ways, he was like a second dad to me and my siblings. He used to take us fishing, rock hunting and exploring the countryside. He also taught me how to ride a bike and drive a car. Later in life, I enjoyed the stories he told about family and relatives I had never known.  Thanks to his knowledge, I was able to trace our family history and unearth many discoveries that Jack had never heard.  I will miss our talks, our visits and the time we spent together but I will always have the memories he gave me...love you, Jack.

Rita George Busby Mar 30 2015 12:00 AM

Suzette, you described Jack perfectly. All of the cousins are together once again. I can hear them swapping stories now. There were so many stories. You and Rita continue to keep the stories alive. Thank you. Connie

Connie George Mar 28 2015 12:00 AM

Jack was a joy to talk to. I don't know of anyone who could recall more detailed and accurate information about the George family and friends. He imparted precious information about my father's side of the family that I never would have known without Jack's extraordinary memory. His vivid recollections made my family's past come alive for me. I will always treasure those wonderful conversations. My deepest sympathy to my cousin's family. May the Lord bring you peace knowing Jack is with Buddle, Bill, Ada and the rest of his loved ones.

Suzette Thein Starr Mar 27 2015 12:00 AM