George Oakill Jr., 85, of Winnsboro, South Carolina, formerly of Forestville, Cass Township, passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday.
Born May 20, 1936 in Forestville, he was a son of the late George Oakill, Sr. and the late Helen (Bobrick) Oakill. He was employed by Mack Trucks, Allentown, until 1987 when he moved to Winnsboro to continue his career with Mack.
Upon retirement, George chose to stay in South Carolina, always saying that "the North is too cold." He was very active in his community, having started a Legion Baseball League for Winnsboro youth. He loved coaching baseball. While playing ball in his youth, he earned the nickname "Eggs" for his ability to scramble around the bases. He also coached for the Forestville Citizens' Fire Company softball team.
He was an avid Phillies and Eagles fan; and could be found glued to the TV on game days.
George was an Army veteran. His pride in having served his country was evident in the excitement with which he told of his many Army adventures.
He was a life member of the Forestville Citizens' Fire Company, the Minersville American Legion, and the United Auto Workers, Local 677.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Eugene Oakill and Luke Oakill.
George is survived by his daughter, Alyssa Meusel, Cass Township, two grandchildren, Kiersten Ridge (spouse, Brett) and Kolby Meusel (fiancée, Brandi Cielinski); three great-grandchildren, Addyson, Greyson and Lawson, all of Pottsville. He is also survived by nieces and nephews.
The family will accept visitors at Dutcavich Funeral Home, 200 Sunbury St., Minersville, on Sunday from 6:00 p.m. and on Monday from 6:00 a.m. Funeral services will be at Noon. Interment with military honors will at 2:00 p.m. in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville. Visit www.dutcavich.com.