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Our deepest sympathy to George's family/Mary. We love George & will miss him deeply. Will always remember his infectious smile and great laugh. Rest well friend. Hope there is lots of tea in Heaven! Love you G!

Posted by: Bonita & Ed Jones - Loami, IL - Friend   Feb 24, 2014

George had a heart of gold he well be missed thoughts and prayers to the family RIP my friend

Posted by: Art and Deb Lynn - Mchanicsburg, IL - Friend   Feb 24, 2014

Uncle George, my drum : ). I cherish all the times you'd call to tell me about some deliciousness you'd cooked. We'd spend hours eating, telling stories and jokes. Then you'd decide we needed to go to town. Didn't matter where we went, they all yelled "George" when we walked in. And I just knew I had the coolest Uncle ever. So many stories I can't share for fear of getting myself in trouble. Speaking of trouble, you were the

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Posted by: Toni Lynn Claypool - Springfield, IL - Neice   Feb 23, 2014

I never thought about what it would be like here without you and frankly I don't like this feeling I know I will get through it because I'm just like you. I'm so very thankful for all the stuff we got to do!I miss you more than you will ever know and not a minute or second goes by that I don't think of you! I love you papa tell happy dog I said hi! Fly high with the angels papa dance in the sky

Posted by: Kayla finley - granddaughter   Feb 22, 2014

George always made me smile, and his smile was contagious. Prayers with the family during this time.

Posted by: Michelle Smith-Birch    Feb 22, 2014

In deepest sympathy........ We had so much fun with George!!! A very good man!!

Posted by: Brenda Price - Springfield - Friend   Feb 22, 2014

My condolences to the family. The party always started when George came in the room and the memories will do the same every time friends gather and remember him. You were one of a kind George and will be missed. So glad to have had you for a friend.

Posted by: Bill Roesch - Weslaco, TX - friend   Feb 21, 2014

George and I had 38 years of Fun, Fast, Hard living ! He burnt his candle bright in life , and I"m sure its burning just as bright now! i was sure hopping this day would never come. Hearing the phrase "that was neat" will always make me think of him! Rest in peace Big Daddy! life will never be the same. i sure will miss you. we lost a very good friend.

Posted by: John Luckey - Rochester, IL - very close friend, employee   Feb 21, 2014

Heaven has gotten a wonderful angel...I will miss all the times we spent at the river at Patterson Bay and all the fun and laughter we have...Your beautiful face, your kind heart and all that beer.....Luv you so much
Your Niece

God bless the Southard family and extended family

Posted by: Tristy Southard Hauversburk - Springfield, IL - niece   Feb 21, 2014

George was always such a nice man to be around, with a contagious smile! My condolences to his family, including his love, Mary. I loved to see them out having fun & laughing together! Life is too short not to love & laugh.

Posted by: JESSICA MONTY - Friend   Feb 21, 2014