George Allen Crosby, 68, of Kewanee, Il. passed away at 1:23 P.M. on Easter Sunday, March 31, 2013 at Kewanee Care Home with his wife and family at his side. Cremation was accorded. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, April 6, 2013 at the Schueneman-Tumbleson Funeral Home, Kewanee, Il. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services on Saturday at the funeral home. Inurnment will be private for the family at a later date in the Pleasant View Cemetery, Kewanee, Il. George and his family have requested that there be no donations in the form of food, flowers or plants. George wanted all memorials to go to his favorite local organizations; Henry County Humane Society, Kewanee Food Pantry, Henry County Senior Citizens Center and the Salvation Army.
George was born on Mothers Day, May 14, 1944 in Kewanee, Il. the son of George M. and Marie A. (Taylor) Crosby. He spent his grade school years in Wyoming, Il. with his mother and grandparents George and Lillian (Tony) Taylor. Moving to Kewanee, he attended Central Junior High and graduated from Kewanee High School in 1962. George then obtained an Associates Degree in Business-Accounting from Black Hawk East Junior College. George started his career at the Boss Manufacturing Corporate Headquarters in Kewanee as an office boy in the mailroom and retired from Boss forty-five years later as Accounting Manager.
He met Linda Bullock in 1972. They were married on February 6, 1976 at the First Baptist Church in Kewanee. Surviving are his wife, Linda, a brother-in-law Donald (Bernadine) Bullock, a sister-in-law Ann DeWit and three generations of nieces and nephews in the Bullock and Yordy families. He was preceded in death by his mother, grandparents, an aunt Geneva Burnett, an uncle Leslie Taylor a cousin William “Billy” Miller, his father and mother-n-law Glen and Theo Bullock, a brother-in-law Len DeWit two nephews Roger Wurmnest and Ray Hanson and one niece Julie Yordy.
When not working, George enjoyed reading and watching TV and movies; especially anything science fiction. After retirement his interest in computers and the business world continued. George attended, and then hosted, a weekly home poker game with close friends for over 30 years. He and Linda could frequently be found at Jumers Casino in Rock Island. George was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose for several years. He will be remembered as a devoted son, grandson, husband and son-in-law.