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Gerald "Bud" Gene George

August 14, 1942 — April 11, 2020

Gerald (Bud) Gene George passed away peacefully on Saturday, 11 April 2020 to the song "Amazing Grace" welcoming him home. He was born in Jefferson City, Missouri on August 14th, 1942. He was one of five children born to Nancy and Gale Benjamin George. His father was a KATY railroad supervisor and his Mom worked at Arlington Memorial where his children and many of his grand children were born. As a young man, Bud loved working on fast cars and joined the service as an aircraft mechanic for the Navy. After leaving the Navy, Bud married the love of his life, Sherry on 21 April 1963. They were Junior High sweethearts and were married 56 years and renewed their vows for their 50th anniversary. In the latter years, their love grew stronger as they traveled the United States and were especially fond of Colorado in the summer and south Texas in early spring. They have been an inspirational couple to their children and family members throughout their lives.

Bud and Sherry were blessed with two children that love them dearly. Gerry was born in 1963 and Terri in 1964 to youthful parents. There was never a more proud father than Bud George. He loved watching his kids grow up and cheering them on at every accomplishment; at their games, either coaching from the sideline or dugout, or pacing at the event trying to help them with his body language from the sideline. Over the years, Bud was a devout Christian man, loving son, brother, husband, father, uncle, grandfather, great grandfather, church member, volunteer and friend to so many. He was a master craftsman with wood and many times growing up his kids would brag, "...take it to Dad...he can fix anything". Bud George set inspirational examples of devotion to faith, marriage, family and friends. He had many roles in his life defined by endearing names: Honey, Daddy, Granddaddy, Papa, Uncle Bud and many others. He was a Navy veteran and hardworking defense career employee with Bell Helicopter. He earned his college degree at night while working during the day and graduated in 1975 with his Bachelor's degree with his proud family watching him cross the stage. After graduating, he moved from the transmission assembly line to Product Support for helicopters. He had an innate knowledge of mechanical parts and the assembly line experience gave him the insight critical to be successful in Logistics and Product Support. After retiring from Bell after 38 years, Bud then worked the Ft Worth Stock Show for another 20 years.

Bud was a selfless man with a servant's soul and kind outreach to all in need. He was a strong man of few words and let his actions and leadership speak his character. He is loved by many and survived by his wife of 56 years, Sherry George; his sisters Gloria Hardesty and Gayla Gresham; his son Gerry G. George and wife Toby George; his daughter Terri George (Cheryl); his grandchildren Hayden Ritter (Will Ritter), Britton George, Maris Harris (Taylor Harris), Haley Gosnell (Chris Gosnell), Masen Matocha and Vivienne George; his great grandchildren Walker Ritter, Dylan Gosnell, Hadley Gosnell and two on the way (baby boys: Ritter and Harris); and many nephews and neices.

Through God's grace and prior miracles, Bud was a two time cancer survivor for over 25 years. The family requests in lieu of flowers, please donate to the American Cancer Society in Gerald "Bud" George's name to develop a cure so that one day all loved ones will see their full life's potential.
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