George Samuel Demic, 92, of Hannibal, Mo., passed away at 3 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015.

George Samuel Demic, 92, of Hannibal, Mo., passed away at 3 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, at Eighth & Center Street Baptist Church in Hannibal. Rev. Wesley Foster will officiate. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery in Moberly, Mo.

Friends and family are invited to George's life celebration at a visitation from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015, at the James O'Donnell Funeral Home.

Mr. Demic was born July 2, 1923, in Huntsville, Mo., to Pearl Alexander and Mary Smith Demic.

He was married to Nora France Carter on Oct. 20, 1946, in Moberly, Mo. She preceded him in death in 1971.

Survivors include four children, Veronica Wilkerson of Monroe City, Mo., George Calvin Demic of St. Louis, Mo., Berthenia Kay Demic of Hannibal, Mo., Brent Demic of Columbia, Mo.; sisters, Sarah Reese of Hannibal, Mo., Doris Gibson (Howard) of Corpus Cove, Texas; grandchildren, Rico Ann Sterns, Verena Leeann Wilkerson, Nora Kay Demic, Allice King, Isaac Wilkerson and Tereina Wilkerson; 18 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Mr. Demic worked at the Hannibal Rubber Plant for 20 years. He later worked and retired from Quincy Compressor, where he was a machinist for 18 years. In his working career he only missed one day of work. After retiring, he lived at the High Rise in Hannibal, where he volunteered for any and all events that were being held there. He would cook, serve food, and do just about anything to help. He seemed to be busier in retirement than he was during his long working career.

Mr. Demic loved art and was a very active artist himself. He loved Gospel music and could be heard many times singing his favorite hymns. He also loved to listen to Rev. James Cleveland, Mahalia Jackson, Aretha Franklin and many more Gospel singers. Mr. Demic liked trains and collected them, along with engineer hats. He also loved all things John Deere.

Mr. Demic will be deeply missed by his friends and family. He will always be remembered as a good Christian man, a hard and dedicated worker, a person who helped many families, a people person who never met a stranger, and for his wonderful sense of humor — whereever he went, he was the life of the party.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Eighth and Center Street Baptist Church Building Fund, in care of the James O'Donnell Funeral Home.

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