The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


February 7, 2013

Obituaries — Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013


Bobbie Walter George Jr.

Bobbie Walter George Jr., 82, of Maxwelton, went to his heavenly home Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, following a long illness.

Born June 5, 1930, in Bellburn, W.Va., he was the son of the late Walter and Vergie Della Cales George.

In addition to his parent, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Aldon, Franklin, Chester and Calvin George and a sister, Olive George Robinson.

Bobbie was a retired coal miner from The George Coal Company and Westmoreland Coal Company, and a member of the U.M.W.A. He was a beloved husband, Daddy, Pawpaw, brother, uncle and friend. He was an avid NASCAR fan, and loved to spend time with his wife and family.

Survivors include his loving wife of 62 years, Gilla Irene Burkholder George of Maxwelton; four daughters, Barbara Bragg (Bobby) of White Sulphur Springs, Sue Treadway of Rupert, Anita George of Holden Beach, N.C., Rose McClung (Raymond “PeeWee”) of Rainelle; two brothers, Trophie George and wife, Wanda “Deannie” of Maxwelton, Denver George and wife, Ruby of Charleston, S.C.; seven grandchildren, Cindy Durham (Lynn) of Rainelle, Marrena Pounds (Glen) of Rock Hill, S.C., Marcie Vaughan (Kelly) of Rainelle, Crystal Pendleton (Drew) of Fairlea, Trina Comer (Tommy) of Summersville, Bobbie Shawn Treadway (Kelly) of Rupert, Anita Irene Lentz (Shawn) of Johnsonville, S.C.; one step grandchild, Jamie Bragg (Tonya); great-grandchildren, Summer Durham, Destiny, Michelle and Haley Green, Brittany Greer, Morgan Pendleton, Lindsay and Trey Comer, Lawson Vaughan, and Preslee Treaday; step great-grandchildren, Haley Durham, Chandler Crist, Kerrigan and Braden Bragg, Steven and Lawrence Pounds; two great-great-grandchildren, Jace Walter-Don Green, and Kaylei Marie; numerous nieces, nephews and other extended family.

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, at Wallace and Wallace Chapel in Rainelle, with the Rev. Troy George officiating. Entombment will follow in Wallace Memorial Mausoleum, Clintonville.

Friends may call one hour prior to the service (1 to 2 p.m.) at the funeral home in Rainelle.

Arrangements entrusted to Wallace and Wallace of Rainelle.

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