A long-time Taylorville community leader has died.
95-year-old George Alfred Westrick, 95, of Taylorville, died on Friday at his residence.
He joined the Taylorville-based Sangamon Company, which was founded by his father, in 1946. Westrick served as CEO of Sangamon from 1961 until his retirement in 2003.
During his tenure, Westrick expanded Sangamon operations to include manufacturing and distribution facilities in Illinois, California, Missouri, and Georgia.
He remained very active supporting local community services and faith-based charities.
Services for 95-year-old George Westrick are scheduled for Friday evening at 6 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Taylorville.