William Henry George, 89, of Cabool, Missouri, passed away on July 17, 2019 at Kabul Nursing Home.
He was born on October 26, 1929 in Lupus, Missouri, the son of Carl and Ruth George. He grew up with three sisters, Shirley, Marion and Carol, helping his dad on the family farm.
In 1948, he left home and enlisted in the U.S. Navy. After his service ended he was united in marriage to Patsy Mae Beasley.
Because of his construction occupation, Bill moved his family many times to find work. In the 1970s, he moved the family to Washington state where he worked as a carpenter for many years. He fell in love with the mountains of the northwest. He did much traveling and loved to camp and see the wildlife. He also had many stories of searching the creeks and streams for gold; he learned to pan for gold and loved the excitement of the search.
Bill returned to Missouri and resided in his home area. He lived in California, Missouri, until his health brought him to Cabool to be closer to his daughters. He told many stories of fishing with his buddies in California and Jamestown.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Patsy; two sons, Danny and Willie; and two sisters, Marion and Carol.
He is survived by his sister, Shirley of Columbia, Missouri; three daughters, Teresa Swartz and Penny Peak of Cabool, Missouri, and Mary Charbonneau of Hillsboro, Oregon; two sons, John George of Longview, Washington, and Patrick George of San Diego, California; as well as many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews that will miss him. He was loved by all his family and friends.
No services are planned. Cremation was under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool. Online condolences may be made at www.egcfuneralhome.com.