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George Henry Surratt III

April 9, 1962 ~ March 17, 2020 (age 57)


George Henry Surratt III, age 57 of Beardstown, died Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at Kindred Hospital in Peoria.

He was born April 9, 1962 in Rushville, the son of George H. Surratt Jr. and Jeanie Lisenbee Surratt Gaston. He married Dea Obert and she preceded him in death.

He is survived by two daughters Sara Rogers of Monroe, LA and Amber Neathery of Burlington, IA; three sons Nicholas Surratt of Mt. Sterling, James Cory Neathery of Beardstown, and George H. (wife Heather) Surratt, IV; one brother Carl Surratt of Bloomington; and his sister Judy Smith of Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, a grandson, one sister Shirley Garner, and three brothers Larry, Joe, and Richard Surratt.

George attended Beardstown and Galesburg Schools. He worked at Beardstown Wal-Mart Tire Center for 12 years. He had an amusement for cars and operated an auto repair shop out of his home, and in his free time he enjoyed fishing or hunting. His greatest joy was being around his family.  

Graveside memorial services will be held at 1 PM Saturday, March 21, 2020 at Ripley Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Colwell Memorial Home in Beardstown is in charge of arrangements.

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Graveside Service
March 21, 2020

1:00 PM
Ripley Cemetery
County Road 1425 E
Ripley, IL 62353


Family of George Surratt III
515 S. State Street, Beardstown IL 62618
Tel: 1-217-323-1100

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