JACKSONVILLE - Ossie P. Surratt, 88, of Jacksonville died Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2006, at his home.
He was born Jan. 11, 1918, in Jacksonville, the son of Osie and Pearl DeOrnellas Surratt. He married Florence M. Winner in 1939 in Hannibal, Mo.; she died in 2000. A son, Ossie Herbert, also preceded him in death.
Mr. Surratt was an operating engineer at St. Nicholas Hotel, Illinois School for the Visually Impaired and retired from the Illinois State Museum. He also had worked at Illinois Steel Bridge Co. and as a grain hauler for area farmers. He was a Master Mason and 32nd degree Shriner.
Survivors: three sons, Rodger Surratt of Jacksonville, Reginald (wife, Sue) Surratt of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Gary (wife, Gayle) Surratt of Lakeville, Minn.; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.