George Herbert Southard

  • Born: October 18, 1941
  • Died: February 20, 2014
  • Location: Loami, Illinois

Lincoln Land Cremation Society

917 S. 7th Street
Springfield, IL 62703
Tel. (217) 523-4646

Tribute & Message From The Family

George Herbert Southard, 72, of Loami, died at 12:30 a.m. on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at St. John's Hospital.

George was born October 18, 1941 in Big Mound, IL, the son of Carl Herbert and Mary Louise Weitiekamp Southard.

George owned and operated his own tree trimming business, George Southard and Son Tree Service. He was a member of the TRN Club at Lake Springfield and the Knights of Columbus in New Berlin. He enjoyed fishing, spending time with his family and friends, and being on the Illinois River.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Bob Southard; and one grandchild.

He is survived by his three sons, George (wife, Ruth) Southard of Louisville, KY, John (wife, Tara) Southard of Chatham, and Jason (wife, Heather) Southard of Rochester; daughter, Melissa (husband, Tom) Burrell of Tolono, IL; twelve grandchildren; one great-grandchild; siblings, William Southard of Taylorville, Ben Southard of Springfield, Clarence Southard of Galesburg, John Southard of TX, and Mary "Bunny" Southard of Des Moines, IA; and several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be hosted by the family on Saturday, March 1, 2014 from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. at South Side Christian Church, Southwest Campus, 3040 Hamlin Pkwy, Springfield.

Cremation was accorded by Lincoln Land Cremation Society.