Hertsel Herndon George, 83, of Fairmont, passed away peacefully Thursday (March 30, 2017) after a brief illness.
He was born July 18, 1933 in Barbour County, son of the late Herndon and Effie (Moore) George.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Patricia Lambert George, in December 2008.
Hertsel served his country during the Korean War stationed in Germany with the United States Army. He served in many capacities, some of which were coal mining, police officer, restaurant owner, manufacturing, assessor as well as proprietor of the Boulder Mercantile. His passion in life was farming, and he will be well remembered for his beautiful vegetable gardens. He attended Shade Tree Ministries.
He is survived by his sons, William H. George of Fairmont and his fianceé Joyce Keefover, Chuck Ringer, his wife Sue and their daughters Kathy and Brandy of Shamokin Dam, Pennsylvania, and David George of Buckhannon; grandson Ty George and his fianceé Tayler Roth of Eglon; and for the last seven-plus years, Herstel had Kathryn by his side along with her family Debra, Dan, Hunter and Nancy Jo; nieces and nephews and many extended family members and good friends.
In addition to his parents and wife, Hertsel was preceded in death by his sister Glenna Propst, her husband Howard and his nephew George Propst.
Friends will be received from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Wright Funeral Home, 2220 N. Walnut Street, Philippi. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday with Pastor Marvin Frankhouser officiating. Interment will follow at Mount Hebron Cemetery with military honors being accorded. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.wrightfuneralhomeservices.com.
Published on April 1, 2017