Obituary: George Vickroy
George Earl Vickroy, 82, of O’Fallon, Mo., passed away on Aug. 11, 2017, at St. Joseph Hospital in St. Charles, Mo.
A memorial gathering will be held at the chapel in Memorial Park Cemetery in Rock Island, on Saturday, Sept. 30, at noon. Interment of the cremated remains will follow. All family and friends are welcome.
George was born Nov.26, 1934, in Moline, the son of Charles and Thelma Boothe Vickroy. He grew up in Port Byron and graduated from Port Byron Community High School, where he excelled athletically, lettering in four sports. He was a standout running back for the football team, and played basketball as well.
He and his former wife, Carol Panel Vickroy, and their three children had been residents of Orion and members of Orion Christian Church.
He married Phyllis June Green on Oct. 6, 1972, in Rock Island.
George worked at Iowa-Illinois Gas & Electric Company (currently MidAmerican Energy) and retired after 30 years of service.
George was an expert in all aspects of home building and repair, and carpentry. After retirement, he did countless home improvement projects and repairs for everyone that needed help. He was a tireless hard worker and never said “no” to anyone.
George bowled in leagues and loved to play cards; he played in many euchre tournaments. He loved to watch all sports and NASCAR racing.
Survivors include his wife Phyllis Vickroy; daughter, Tamara Stark of Pittsburgh, Pa.; sons Steven Vickroy of Bowling Green, Ky., and Eric (Kathy) Vickroy of Orlando, Fla.; step-daughter, Julie Green McAlister (Lester) of O’Fallon; grandchildren Joseph, Alyse, and Ethan Stark, Mathew, Sara and Laura Vickroy, Lloyd and Isabelle Vickroy, and Joel McAlister.
Preceding him in death were infant son, Douglas George Vickroy; parents, Charles and Thelma Vickroy; siblings, Letitia Tompkins, Lloyd, Theodore, Roger, Robert, William and Charles Vickroy; and granddaughter Jessica Vickroy.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
Online memories may be shared at Baue.com.