George enjoyed anytime spent outdoors and especially time outdoors with family.
Fishing and hunting were his greatest passions and passed that love onto his four grandsons and great-grandkids.
George was a past member of the Massac, Johnson and Pope County Coon Clubs and actively organizing events to get youth into the outdoors and hunting.
Never meeting a stranger and always putting smiles on people’s faces were hallmarks of George’s personality and daily life.
Sharing what he had with others brought great joy to him, be it vegetables from his garden or squirrel and dumplings with a neighbor.
The most important thing to G.W. were his family and friends. His wife, daughters and especially grand and great-grandchildren who brought unmeasured joy to him up until his last days.
Survivors include his wife, Judy; three daughters, Pam Bates and husband Mike of Rosebud and Kim Quint and husband Joe and Kelly Lunsford and husband Mike, all of Metropolis; one brother, James “Tuffy” Troutt and wife Brenda of Metropolis; and four grandsons, Christopher Troutt and wife Erin, Caleb Quint and wife Kayla, Dillon Bates and Colton Lunsford.
George had three great-grandchildren Isabella, Drake and Brooklyn; two nieces, Anita Eckenberg and husband David and Janet Craig and husband David; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George E. Troutt and Harriet Wieneke Troutt.
Funeral service was held Sunday at Aikins-Farmer Funeral Home in Metropolis with Rev. Ed Krantz and Rev. Tony Etheridge. Burial followed at Reevesville Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Reevesville Community Church, 30 Willow St., Grantsburg, IL 62943; and/or Reevesville Cemetery Fund, c/o James Troutt, 105 Oak Lane, Metropolis IL 62960.