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George E. Alsobrooks

June 23, 1936 ~ December 18, 2023 (age 87) 87 Years Old

George Alsobrooks Obituary

George Alsobrooks, age 87 of Cumberland City, TN and formerly of Benton, IL; passed away at 1:03 p.m. Monday, December 18, 2023, at Tennova Healthcare of Clarksville, TN.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 23, 2023, at the Leffler Funeral Home of Benton, IL, with Pastor Ann Schwengel officiating. Burial will follow in the Jackson Grove Cemetery of Benton, IL. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday, December 22, 2023, and from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 23, 2023, at the Leffler Funeral Home of Benton, IL.

George was born on June 23, 1936, in Houston County, TN; the son of Joseph Marshal Alsobrooks and Irene Brown (Ellis) Alsobrooks. On June 23, 1957, exactly 21 years after his birth, he married the former Loretta Fay (Summers) in Benton, IL. They had met while both were working in Nashville, TN. Together they raised two children, of whom George was very proud.

George was a man of many talents and interests. He became involved in both community and civil duties and activities. At a very young age, he joined the US Army Reserves. He served for eight years. During that time, because of his love of sports, he formed and coached an independent boy’s basketball team in Akin, IL. He also served as president of the PTA there. In addition, he was an avid Benton High School Rangers basketball fan from the 1960’s – early 1990’s. During the 1970’s, he became a BCHS board member, as well.

His other endeavors included working as an auxiliary police officer, serving as a Sunday school teacher in the Community of Christ Church, formerly known as the RLDS Church, with which he had been a member for 63 years. Recently he served as the Treasurer of the Alsobrooks Family Cemetery Trust.

George was both a businessman and entrepreneur. He was once the president of the Illinois Land Improvement Contractors Association, while operating his own local excavating business. Later on after becoming critically injured while working as a mechanical supervisor in a local coal mine, he started up, owned, and operated a few other businesses. His last business was Geo Signs and Designs, which he and wife Loretta operated together for almost thirty years.

He was also involved with the Chamber of Commerce of the Houston County, TN area.

Surviving is his loving wife of 66 years, Loretta Alsobrooks of Cumberland City, TN; a daughter Gayla Hill and husband Dana of Christopher, IL; two grandchildren: Alecia Dunbar of West Frankfort, IL, Dustin Dunbar of Cumberland City, TN; four great-grandchildren: Dawson Taylor of West Frankfort, IL, Azhure (Taylor) McKenzie of Herrin, IL, Shanndyn (Taylor) McKenzie of West Frankfort, IL, Kamden Olivia (Dunbar) Hatfield of Johnston City, IL; three great-great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a son Kent Alsobrooks, a brother Lloyd “RAS” Alsobrooks; two sisters: Jane Hickerson and Sue Kupiec.

Memorial contributions may be made to the organization of the donor’s choice, or to the Thompsonville Community of Christ Church, and will be accepted at the funeral home.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
December 22, 2023

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Leffler Funeral Home
401 East Main Street
Benton, IL 62812

Visitation
Saturday
December 23, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Leffler Funeral Home
401 East Main Street
Benton, IL 62812

Funeral Service
Saturday
December 23, 2023

11:00 AM
Leffler Funeral Home
401 East Main Street
Benton, IL 62812

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