George grew up in Fort Scott and attended school there. He joined the U.S. Army and served from December 1941-1945. He taught high school for 48 years in various places including Hume, Walker, Sheldon, and Montrose. He has lived in Sheldon since 1968.
Survivors include one daughter, Robyn Fowler, Sheldon; a son-in-law, Kerry Fowler, Sheldon, Mo.; two granddaughters, Crystal Dawn Shepherd and her husband, Jay, Mt. Vernon, and Charity Lynn Ogle and her husband, Justin, Nevada; three great-grandchildren, Cade Ewing Shepherd, Avery Lynn Ogle, and Lawson Heath Ogle; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife; three brothers, Clarence C. Ewing, and twin brothers, Leslie and Weslie Ewing; and three sisters, Nettie Biggs, Blanch Ryan and Nora Delaney.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Monday, Oct. 4, at the Nevada Assembly of God Church, Nevada, with Lawrence Shuey officiating and assisted by the Rev. Robert Chastain. Interment will follow in National Cemetery, Fort Scott, at 2:30 p.m., with Military Rites performed by Fort Scott VFW. Friends may call now and until 11:30 a.m., Monday, at Ferry Funeral Home and the family will receive friends Sunday, Oct. 3, from 4-6 p.m.
Contributions may be made to the Nevada Assembly of God or the Missouri Veterans Home in Mt. Vernon, Mo.
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