George C. Tebow, 92, of Jacksonville, IL died Monday, October 31, 2011 at St. John’s Hospice in Springfield, IL.
He was born March 19, 1919 in Gainesville, TX; the son of George C and Bertha May Burch Tebow. He married Lucille Gaines in 1941 in Durant, OK. He later married Elberta E. Forwood Wilkerson on June 23, 1967 in Jacksonville, IL and she preceded him in death on September 23, 2002.
He is survived by two daughters, Patricia Ann Williams (husband, Everette) of Jacksonville and Betty Jane Wade (husband, Dick) of Waverly; a step son, Joe Wilkerson (wife, Delinda) of Jacksonville; six grandchildren, Jody Brickey (husband, Jim) of Murrayville, Roger Maddox (wife, Debbie) of Ormond Beach, FL, Ryan Maddox (companion, Sarah Alexander) of Springfield, Beverly Burrell (husband, Larry) of Pigeon Forge, TN, Billy Lengacher (wife, Anita) of Springfield, and Bea Jaye Cross of Springfield; two step grandchildren, Jon Wilkerson (wife, Chari) of Jacksonville and David Wilkerson (companion, Kendra Smith) of Jacksonville; nine great grandchildren, Haylee Brickey (companion, Jeremy Ankle), Alexa Brickey, Brittany Smith, Brielle Maddox, Blake Lengacher, Rachell Burrell, Cassandra Burrell, Christian Burrell, Amelia Lengacher; two step great grandchildren, Joshua Wilkerson and Kayden Wilkerson; and six great great grandchildren, Contessa Brickey, Natalia Ankle, Dayton Ankle, Lucy Speet, Lennon Speet, and Ethan Maddox.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Gwyn B. Tebow and Richard A. Tebow (surviving wife, Ann of Houston, TX).
Mr. Tebow was employed at Anderson-Clayton Foods in Jacksonville for 44 years until his retirement in 1981. His family believed he was the best daddy in the world.
Private family funeral services will be held at Memorial Lawn Cemetery, south of Jacksonville. There will be no visitation. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts are suggested to the Jacksonville Fire Department. The Buchanan & Cody Funeral Home in Jacksonville is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.buchanancody.com .
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