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George N. Dunagan

George N. Dunagan, 96, of Arcola, died at 10:27 p.m. Thursday, June 3, 2021 at Oaks Manor in Oakland.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, June 11, 2021 at Shrader Funeral Home with Pastor Bret Hammond officiating. Burial will follow in the Arcola Cemetery with military rites accorded by Mattoon VFW Post and Navy Honor Guard. Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

George was born March 27, 1925 in Okmulgee, Oklahoma, the son of T.L. And Mary Mallory Dunagan. He married Jean Claar in Henderson, Kentucky on January 25, 1947; she preceded him in death on November 17, 2016.

Survivors include 4 children, Doug (Linda) Dunagan of Mattoon; Connie (Stephen) Shrader of Arcola; Cindy (Danny) Marrs of Kansas; Darryl (Gerie) Dunagan of Arcola; sister, Eva (Van) Anderson of Arcola; grandchildren, Chris (Jim) Fishel of Arcola; Curt Dunagan of Boston, Massachusetts; Stephanie (Ryan) Cady of Cincinnati, Ohio; Danielle Shrader of Tuscola; Lindsay (Mike) Liberatore of Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin; Leslie Dunagan of Arcola; 7 great grandchildren, Rachel, Rylee, Wyatt, and Ryan Fishel; Colee and Sloan Liberatore; and Payton Hilgenberg. He was preceded in death by 4 sisters, Marietta, Maxine, Irene, Naomi; and brother, Willard.

George graduated from Stewardson High School in 1944 and then enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served during World War II aboard the USS Cape Gloucester. He retired from U.S.I. Industrial Corp. in Tuscola in 1990 after 35 years. After retiring, he remained busy by working at Ray & Kay’s in Arcola and also as a janitor at the Arcola Schools.

He was a member of the Arcola First Baptist Church, Mattoon Eagles Club, and lifetime member of the Mattoon VFW.

George was a St. Louis Cardinal Fan, enjoyed working in his yard, and spent time tinkering with car and lawn mower motors. Until recently, you could find him cleaning gutters on the roof, putting up a new flag pole, and pulling shrubs in the front yard.

Memorials are suggested to Lincoln Land Hospice.

We would like to thank the staff at Oaks Manor for their loving care.

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