George E. Engel

March 10, 1928December 24, 2013

George E. Engel, 85, of Fort Smith, passed away Tuesday, December 24, 2013 in his home. He was born in New Blaine, AR to the late Joe and Cecilia Engel. He was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church, a WWII Navy Veteran, a proud member of the VFW Post 8845. He retired from Varner Vending after 30 years. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Florence and Bill Engel.

Mr. Engel is survived by his wife of 64 years Clara (Katie) Engel, four daughters, Nancy Weindel of Fort Smith, Gloria and husband Rick Meyers of Tulsa, Shirley and husband George Parson of Arkoma, Vicki and husband Erwin Bush of Barling and two sons, Joe and wife Mary Pat Engel of Fort Smith, Nick and wife Carlotta Engel of Barling, fifteen grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, three sisters; Betty Raible of Clarksville, Rosetta Walbe and Margie Barnes both of Fort Smith and one brother Gerald Engel of Russellville.

Mass will be 10:00 AM Friday, December 27, 2013 at St. Boniface Catholic Church followed by burial at Holy Cross Cemetery under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home. Rosary will be held Thursday, December 26, 2013 at 7:00 PM at Edwards Funeral Home Chapel.

Pallbearers will be his grandchildren.

In Lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to St. Boniface Church.


  • Rosary Thursday, December 26, 2013
  • Funeral Mass Friday, December 27, 2013

George E. Engel

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Julie Timmerman

December 27, 2013

Vicki I am so sorry for the loss of your dad, I know how hard it is to lose a parent, but knowing they are looking down and smiling because they are not feeling anymore pain gives a little comfort. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love you

Larry Edwards

December 26, 2013

The last few days I've thought about many memories of George and I'm amazed at how many there are. From the times as a child, 40 years ago, until the last time I spoke with him at the IHOP. Funny times, where he watched me wreck my 3 wheeler while showing off. ( He just shook his head and walked away. ) To all the times where he treated me as one of the Engel family. George,was blessed with a wonderful wife and a tremendous family, whom I still think of as part of my own. May God Bless you all during this time.

With Love,
Larry Edwards