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George Jennings Lawyer

August 21, 1952 ~ September 20, 2020 (age 68)

Obituary

George Jennings Lawyer, age 68, of Arthur, IL entered eternal life on Sunday, September 20, 2020 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, IL.  He was born August 21, 1952 in Mattoon, IL, the son of Charles Max Lawyer and Erma Walters Lawyer.

Survivors include his daughters, Stefanie (Troy) Collier of Casey, IL and Katherine (Tommy) Swanson of Panama City, FL; special friend, Cathy Ross of Arthur, IL; grandchildren, Kayla Collier, Whitney Collier, and Madaline Swanson; great grandchildren, Octavia and Ortenzia Collier; sisters, Martha (Bob) Bayles of Ashmore, IL, Carolyn (Don) Owens of Mattoon, IL, Mary Jane Cline of Charleston, IL, brothers, Ron Lawyer of Centralia, IL, and Charles “Chuck” Lawyer of Casey, IL and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, infant brother and sister, and granddaughter, Zoe Abigail Collier.

George was a 1970 graduate of Westfield High School. He completed basic training and AIT at Fort Leonard Wood, MO with the United States Army.

George worked at Trailmobile and Young Radiator.  For many years, he owned and/or operated semi trucks.  In 2014, he retired from Kraft Foods as an over the road truck driver. After retirement, he continued to haul grain for Gingerich Farms.

George loved to spend time with his family and friends. He was an avid coin collector and loved to travel. He frequented Las Vegas and during the recent years, was able to take a couple bucket list vacations to Hawaii and Alaska.

Due to current social restrictions services in honor of George will be private. Burial will be in Bell Cemetery in rural Diona, IL. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the college fund for Whitney Collier and Madaline Swanson c/o Preferred Bank, 602 IL Rte. 49, Casey, IL 62420.

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