The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


April 12, 2013

George Waterall


George Allynson Waterall, 85, of Sarcoxie, Mo., departed this life on Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at Comfort House Hospice in McAllen, Texas, after a sudden illness.

Mr. Waterall was born Nov. 12, 1927, in Sarcoxie, to the late Thomas Waterall and Thelma (Pelsue) Waterall. He was raised in Sarcoxie, and was a 1945 graduate of Sarcoxie High School. Later he joined the United States Army and served from 1950 to 1952.

On March 27, 1953, he was united in marriage to Reba Love and together they shared 60 years of marriage to the day.

He was a meat cutter for Reese's, Sam Feather and Kleemans grocery stores. He and his wife also owned and operated Reba's Dari-In, of Sarcoxie, for 31 years. George was a member of the United Methodist Church, of Sarcoxie. He also enjoyed bowling, fishing, hunting, outdoor activities and big band jams. He and Reba loved to travel and enjoyed spending the winter months in Texas.

He is survived by his wife, Reba Waterall; one daughter, Terri Parks, of Sarcoxie; two grandsons, Jacob Parks and wife, Heather, of Indiana, and Zane Parks, of Springfield, Mo.; and one great-grandson, Braylen Parks, of Indiana.

Cremation arrangements were under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home, of San Juan, Texas.

Memorial services for Mr. Waterall will be held at the United Methodist Church, of Sarcoxie, on Saturday, April 13, at 10 a.m. with the Rev. James Yost and Rev. Tom Shouse officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the United Methodist Church, of Sarcoxie.

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