George P. Torrance of Biggsville, Illinois, passed away on September 26, 2020 at Great River Medical Center in West Burlington, Iowa. George was born September 22, 1932 in Sciota, Illinois and is the son of Ervin and Josie Guy Torrance. George was raised in Sciota where he attended local schools and graduated from Media High School. George, a farmer and nursery man, was an FFA American Farmer, sang in the state FFA chorus, and served on the board of the Union School District, Henderson County Board, and the Henderson County Drainage District. He served in the Army during the American occupation of Europe and greatly enjoyed traveling all over with his Leica camera. George married Reta Kae Nott on July 31, 1955 in Lewistown, Illinois and she preceded him in death on June 3, 2007. His love of sports meant he could be found at all of his children's events, even if it meant going to two places in one night, or traveling to events seven days a week.
He is survived by his children: Rebecca Anderson (A. David) of Reynolds, IL; Phillip of Gladstone, IL; Susan Haney (Michael) of Champaign, IL; Dean (Theresa) of Granville, IL; Stanley (Heidi) of Biggsville, IL and his daughter in law, Nannette, as well as numerous grandchildren and their families. George's brother, Ralph Torrance and Marilyn survive in Terre Haute, IN. He was preceded in death by his wife, Reta Nott Torrance, his son, Joe, his sisters, Alice Paulsgrove, Grace Bond (Jesse), Jennie Anderson, and his brother, Frank (Helen) Torrance.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, September 30th at Turnbull Funeral Home in Oquawka from 9:30 to 11:30 am with a graveside service following immediately after at the Oquawka Cemetery. The family asks that in honor of George you drive your truck, bring your lawn chair, and wear jeans and a flannel shirt. He always wanted to be comfortable. Memorials may be given to the gym fund of the Henderson County Health Department.
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