George Robert Wharton, 75, of Camp Point, died at 4:20 p.m. Wednesday, August 21, 2019, at Blessing Hospital in Quincy.
Born September 17, 1943, in Adams County, Robert was a son of Dallas Glenn and Anna Irene Goertz Wharton.
Robert was employed at Caterpillar in Peoria for many years working as a fireman, crane operator, and in the foundry. He enjoyed traveling and was able to make a trip to Texas over last winter.
Survivors include his son, David Wharton (Beth), East Peoria, IL.; his grandson, Blake Wharton (Courtney), Springfield, MO.; two brothers, Ivan Wharton (Betty), Quincy, and Jim Kindhart (Becky Barlow), Clayton; his sister, Mary Smith (Don), Mesa, AZ; a step brother, Gary Evans (Marcy), Camp Point; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Robert was cremated. A celebration of his life will be held Sunday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. at the Camp Point United Methodist Church by Rev. Sheila Kelly. Visitation will be held Sunday afternoon from 3:00 p.m. until the time of services at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Community For Christ Assistance Center.
Online condolences may be left at www.hamiltonfuneralhomes.net.
The Lummis Hamilton Funeral Home in Camp Point is handling the arrangements.