George Henry Peters, 76, of Urbana, passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at his home.
He was born March 30, 1943 in Urbana, Illinois, a son of George and Virginia Peters.
George worked as a diesel mechanic and for the City of Arcola for many years. George took much pride in serving in the United States Army and he loved spending time with his “boys” Bozo and Bandit, his pet chihuahuas.
Surviving are his three children, George T. Peters (Kelli) of Mahomet, IL, Dawne Westray (Kris) of Deland, IL, and Lori Davis (Curtis) of McLeansboro, IL; four grandchildren, Zachery Miller (Brittany) of Springdale, AR, Shelby Pike (Damian) of Killeen, TX, Curtis Davis, Jr. of McLeansboro, IL, and Trenton Weddle of Champaign, IL; three step-grandchildren Cassie Woolridge (Aaron) and Austin Davis of McLeansboro, IL, and Dawne’s stepchildren, Allissa and Jon Robert Long of Deland, IL and Kamden, Kaia, and Kendyll Westray of Champaign, IL.
He also had three great-grandchildren, Makennah, Waylon, and Remmintin of McLeansboro, IL.
Also surviving are five siblings, Virginia Miller (Charles) of Urbana, IL, Richard Peters (Nancy) of Philo, IL, Sandra Moody (Wayne) and Tammy Dodds of Tolono, and Karen Nichols (Cody) of White Heath, IL; fifteen nieces and nephews, Terry and Cynthia Miller, Danny, David, Dennis, and Douglas Peters, Curtis, Michael, Gregory, and Ryan Birt, Christina and Samuel Nall, Clinton and Joshua Dodds, and Carson Nichols.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two siblings, John W. Peters and Carolyn Sue Birt, and nephew Donald Peters.
Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, 705 South Main Street, Tuscola, IL.
Memorial Services with military graveside rites will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, April 26, 2019 at Monticello Township Cemetery at the Memorial Wall, 1727 N State St, Monticello, IL.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion Post 102 in Deland, IL.
Online condolences may be shared via hilligossshraderfh.com.