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Edgar Lee George

Birth Date: April 22, 1955
Death Date: September 18, 2017

Decatur-Edgar Lee George Sr., 62, of Decatur, passed away Monday, September 18, 2017 in his home.

Edgar was born April 22, 1955 in Decatur, Illinois, the son of Charles and Eva (Allen) George. He was an avid Cardinals fan, enjoyed movies, and loved spending time with his family.

Edgar is survived by his children Jessica Coins, Edgar Jr., and Joyce “Katie” George, daughter-in-law Leslie Smith, the love of his life Katheryn George, grandchildren Dyamond, Tzionannah, Alana, Aubrey, Ivan, Adisyn, Ayeden, and Justin, favorite nephew Jeremiah George, best friend Daniel Sinnard, several brothers and sisters, numerous adopted children and many nieces and nephews.

Edgar was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, and granddaughter Alycea.

Memorial visitation to celebrate Edgar’s life will be from 5-7 PM Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home.

Arrangements by Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home, 2091 N. Oakland Ave. Decatur, IL. Please view the online obituary, send condolences, and share memories at

Memorial Visitation
October 3, 2017
5:00 pm
- 7:00 pm
Graceland / Fairlawn Funeral Home
2091 N. Oakland Avenue Decatur, IL 62526
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  1. God it seems like yesterday sitting with u ace and Christina and kat and Ethan… can't believe you're gone but u won't be forgotten love ya pops

  2. I still drink my coffee the same way you introduced it to me . Your friendship and family were my safe haven when I was a teenager and in my early 20's. You will be greatly missed by many. Luv you Eddie , may you rest in peace my friend.

  3. Doesn't feel right at all!!! Feels like I could just drive a few minutes to see you. Like you still in your room sitting there waiting for us to come see you. I miss you more then you'll ever know and words cant explain what you meant to me. You were always there for me since I met you in 2006 and the best grandpa to ALL my kids!!! They all love you and miss you dearly! Forever in our hearts and minds everyday!!!

  4. I will never get over this daddy I will never understand I just wish I could see you smile when I walk in your room don't worry though I have you at home with me now and best believe we will talk daily I will never understand why u got took from me so soon or how heart broken I am behind this I feel like when they took you from me they took my heart with u I love you daddy :kissing_heart::heart_eyes::pensive::disappointed:

  5. I love u pops your are truly goin to be missed your gne but never will u b forgotten u left a big inpact on my life I will forever n always remember all the good times I had growing up with u ball in heaven till we meet again n to the George family I love y'all thanks for letting me b apart of the family God has gained a great soldier

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