George Hall More III
January 3, 1933 – September 8, 2020
George Hall More III, passed away peacefully on September 8, 2020. Born January 3, 1933 in San Antonio, he was the son of George Hall More Jr. and Vida Black More. He grew up on the edge of Houston exploring the woods, beekeeping, reading in trees and proudly throwing a newspaper route to save for a motorcycle he bought at the age of fourteen. He graduated from Lamar High School and Rice Institute in 1956 with a BS in Mechanical Engineering.
In 1959, excited by the burgeoning high-tech industry, George contributed to the formation of a start-up company, Houston Instrument. He became President in 1968, one year after a merger with Bausch & Lomb. The company, which engaged in world-wide sales of laboratory recorders and computer graphic plotters, moved to Austin in 1974. Under his leadership, Houston Instrument grew to over 600 employees with operations in both the US and Europe. In 1984, George left Houston Instrument to become an entrepreneur starting many businesses.
George was a Director of RepublicBank Austin as well as multiple privately owned companies in Texas and Louisiana. Motivated by a love for his new home city, he became active in many Austin civic organizations including Chairman of the Science Academy, Secretary/Treasurer of the Brackenridge Foundation, Executive Vice President of The Austin Symphony, Chairman of the Austin Community Foundation, Director of Leadership Austin, Adopt-A-School, Rotary Club, and United Way. He was also Chairman of the Better Business Bureau, President of Junior Achievement, Chairman of the Symphony Square Committee, Vice President of the Austin Chamber of Commerce, Advisor to the Junior League and a Director of St. Andrew’s School.
He was a dedicated member of the Knights of the Symphony and was honored to be chosen King Brio XXXVII in 2002. He also belonged to The Admirals Club, Bachelors Club of Austin, EIEIO, Austin Country Club and The Headliners Club.
George married the love of his life, Marion Bostick in 1963. As a young man, he was an avid sailor, owning many boats of varying sizes. He served as Commodore of the Seabrook Sailing Club and was a consistent winner of gulf regattas for many years. George cultivated many passions in his life including woodworking, restoring old cars, golfing, gardening, and margarita-making. He claimed to be the world’s worst fisherman in Rockport, Texas, where he spent many happy times overlooking Aransas Bay.
George is preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Edith Skene Johnson. He is survived by his wife of 57 years; his children George Hall More IV “Jorge” and Francie More Mancillas (Steven); grandchildren Steven Joseph Mancillas Jr., Matthew Hall Mancillas, Chase McKellar More, Micajah Mills More; in-laws Francis and Helen Bostick, and nieces and nephews Tad Bostick, Julie Smith, Tim Bostick, Hal Johnson, and Karen Williamson.
Per his request, there will not be a service, but a party to celebrate his life when the pandemic allows. In the meantime, please make a margarita or pour a glass of wine in his honor.
The family is grateful to the staff of The Village at the Triangle Memory Care Unit as well as Magnolia Hospice for their outstanding support and care. If you would like to honor George, please consider donating to The Austin Community Foundation, The Austin Symphony Orchestra or the charity of your choice.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
George Hall More III
Jeani & Col. John W Smith, III
September 16, 2020
Marion, How can we express how you and George, as a couple, have enriched our lives. We met you as we became involved with the 'OLD' Symphony Square Committee. You were our mentors as we moved from Chairing that committee to becoming active with the Symphony Board, the Knights, the Women's Symphony League and so many other groups that bring to mind memories of great times. George's dry sense of humor was always a highlight of all gatherings. We will miss George but we count our Blessings that you shared him with us and you continue to bring sunshine in our lives.
We love you, Jeani and John
September 14, 2020
George was unique ~ a genuine soul and such a true friend. I feel privileged to have been a friend of his family while living in Tarrytown and involved in some of his philanthropic endeavors. He is missed.
September 10, 2020
I hold many special memories of Big Daddy in my heart and will cherish the fun times that we spent together in Houston, Austin and Rockport. They will always bring a smile to my face. Rest in peace Big Daddy- Margarita cheers to you today and always.