Jerald L. "Jerry" Force, 73, of Beardstown, passed away Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
He was born May 26, 1944 in Mason County, IL, the son of Melvin and Cora McDaniel Force. He married Jean Cox on March 19, 1965 in Chandlerville and she survives.
He is also survived by his children, Darrin Force, Rob (Jody) Force and Michelle (Joe) Hamman, all of Beardstown and Becky (Greg Wort) Wydell of Mt. Sterling; eleven grandchildren, Dallas, Gwen, Jacob, Kayla, Nicholas, Tucker, Blake, Maddy, Maddux, Rioth and Ranessa; six great-grandchildren, Reileigh, Marshall, Adilyn, Cassidy, Mallory and Danica; one brother, Wayne (Peggy) Force of Bluff Springs; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; one great-grandson, Trace Robert; and one brother, Marvin, in infancy.
Mr. Force was a 1963 graduate of Chandlerville High School. He was employed by Wheeling Corrugating, Rich Lumber and most recently was a van driver for Cass County Mental Health in Beardstown. Jerry enjoyed taking care of his lawn and fishing. He loved being a grandfather and attending all his grandchildren’s sporting events.
A funeral service will be held 11 AM Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at Sager Funeral Home in Beardstown with burial at Beardstown City Cemetery. Family will meet friends from 4 to 8 PM Monday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Cass County Mental Health-Activity Fund. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sagerfuneralhome.com.