George William Bodmer
August 22, 1932 – March 23, 2021
George William “Bill” Bodmer, of Apex, North Carolina, passed away peacefully at the age of 88 on March 23, 2021 at his home surrounded by his family.
Bill, a native of Aldie, Virginia, was born on August 22, 1932 to the late, John Perry and Eva Mae Bodmer. Bill served in the U.S. Army as a motor pool Sergeant and while stationed in Germany met his wife “Inge.” Bill and Inge were married for 66 years. Bill dedicated his life to his passion as an auto mechanic and business owner of Dulles Exxon in Chantilly, Virginia for over 30 years. Bill loved attending NASCAR races at Daytona and building and racing stock cars. Bill dedicated his life to hard work and caring for his wife and family which enabled all of his children and grandchildren to lead accomplished lives. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sister Sally Bodmer Furr and husband Wilbur “Billy” Furr and sister-in-law Ruthie Bodmer.
Bill will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Ingeborg Bodmer; daughter, Julia Bodmer Edwards; sons George “Bill” Bodmer and Robert “Bob” and wife Mary Bodmer along with his four grandchildren; Gracie, Michael, Sarah, and Julia.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be donated to the animal shelter at www.spcawake.org Services will be held at a later date in Virginia.
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George William Bodmer
April 4, 2021
I will always remember the years we worked together at the Exxon and all the challenges, good times, hard times. I learned so much from you as a young man on what it means to work hard and fight for what’s worth having and most of all “the customer is always first.”
Your work ethic, morals, commitment to excellence will always resonate in my personal and professional life and I learned so much from you that I will forever incorporate in my daily life.
Nightmoves 69 Z/28, Manassas Speedway, Dulles Exxon “Chantilly Tiger”, Daytona, drag racing 75/80, Top 10 Exxon in the US, Chevrolet !, 454 HP, Exxon Christmas parties, Anna Lake, Washington Football Games, 50 years Mac Tools, 70 1/2 Z, Corvettes!!, Ringo, your tow trucks, Aldie Dam, all the wonderful people you served and the best mechanic we’ll ever know!
Dad you worked so very hard for all of us and we so appreciative and respectful of.
Don’t worry, I promise “to keep things going” as you asked and I will always love and respect you, Bobby Bodmer
April 3, 2021
I enjoyed working for Bill at Dulles Exxon, I was a teenager, a girl and he gave me a job as a gas attendant ( a lost job now). We would talk about the gas station, racing at Summerduck and Manassas over an RC cola. I appreciated and enjoyed those years working there. My dad (Haywood Lowe) worked for Bill until his retirement. Dulles Exxon was one of the hubs of the Chantilly community, residents would come by for service, gas and just to visit with Bill. He was one of the best bosses I had and I enjoyed working for him. I am sure he will be missed by his family and I extend my condolences to his family.
March 27, 2021
Uncle Bill was one of the sweetest, kindest men to ever walk the face of this earth. He was an honest, hard working man who adored his family and will truly be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.
RIP Uncle Bill, you have earned it! You will never be forgotten.
Love, always & forever,
March 27, 2021
Thank you for taking care of all of us and working so hard your entire life. I would not have the life I have now without your support, I love you and miss you,
Love always from your daughter,