EAST PEORIA - George Vincent Mihal Sr., age 83, of Sparta, Tenn., the father of an East Peoria woman, passed away Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at the Highlands Medical Center of Sparta.
He was born Feb. 18, 1929, in Kingston, Pa., to Elizabeth Betty and John William Mihal.
He was preceded in death by his parents; cherished wife of 58 years, Cherry LaDell Rickard Mihal; sons, Barry Mihal and Fredrick Mihal; and siblings, Marie Ungvarsky, John Mihal, Betty Easton and Lucille Crolic.
Survivors include children, Debra (Richard) Taylor of Tennessee, George (Evelyn) Mihal Jr. of California, George (Ruby) Harvey of West Virginia, John (Marlene) Mihal of New Hampshire, Allen (Ellie) Smalley of Tennessee and Sandi (Gary) Fell of Illinois; and siblings, Fred Mihal of Pennsylvania and Cynthia Zengulis of Pennsylvania. He is also survived by 23 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren, as well as many friends and loved ones.
At the family's request, funeral services will be private.
Please sign the guest book at www.thurmanfuneral.com. Thurman Funeral Home in Sparta, Tenn., is in charge of arrangements.