George Albert Averill, 75, of Blue Springs, MO passed away peacefully on March 4, 2023, at the St. Luke’s Hospice House in Kansas City, MO. He was born September 14, 1947 in Jackson County, MO to John M. And Mary V. (Velghe) Averill.
George graduated from St. Mary’s High School in Independence, MO and later served in the United States Navy. George had a long and rewarding 23 year career in sales for Galen Boyer Motors in Independence. Most recently, George was employed as a mortgage loan officer for US Bank. He was very devoted to his faith and was an active member and served as an Elder for Timothy Lutheran Church in Blue Springs. George was also very active within the Blue Springs community and belonged to several organizations and clubs. In his spare time he was an avid bowler and most of all he enjoyed spending time with family. He never met a stranger and was considered a grandpa by many.
He married Alice Ellen Street in January 21, 1995 in Independence, MO. In addition to Alice, survivors include five children: Carie Averill of Lee’s Summit, MO, Amy Johnson (Carl) of Lee’s Summit, MO, Laura Reyes (Darren) of Blue Springs, MO, Ryan Averill (Jackie) of Boston, MA, and Lindsey Averill (Nate) of Kensington, MD; a sister, Debbie Jones (Jim) of Independence, MO; 12 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and a son-in-law, Ryan Branch and son-in-law, Steven Reyes.
His family will receive family and friends from 10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 22, 2023 at Timothy Lutheran Church, 425 N.W. RD Mize Rd, Blue Springs, MO. Memorial service will begin at 11:00 a.m. at the church. The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Saint Luke’s Hospice House or Reconciliation Services. Arrangements have been entrusted to Meyers Funeral Chapel in Blue Springs. Memories of George and words of comfort for his family may be shared at meyersfuneralchapel.com