George Robert Westcott
February 8, 1941 – March 17, 2019
George R. Westcott, of Trafalgar, passed away at home, on Sunday, March 17 surrounded by his loving family. George was born on February 8, 1941 and grew up in Jackson, Michigan. He was preceded in death by his parents Robert and Josephine Westcott.
He is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 58 years, Kaye (Pennington) Westcott, two sons he was so proud of, Rich, Rob and his wife Janas, and five grandchildren, Matthew, Justice, Alden, Eliot and Madison. He is also survived by his brother Charles and extended family that meant so much to him, Michael Pennington, Teri and Gary Schultz, Patti Wilson, Kathy and Tom Rimmer, many nieces and nephews and longtime friend and hunting partner Vic Brown.
George served in the United States Navy from 1959 to 1963. His service included a tour in Japan aboard the Aircraft Carrier USS Ranger.
George spent his entire professional career in commercial printing. He retired from the printing industry in 2008 after 40 years, the last 26 of which he spent as president of The Westcott Group, where he worked alongside his partner Robert Sapp and his son Rich.
George and Kaye moved to Brown County in 1989. They volunteered for many years at Mother’s Cupboard and are members of the Nashville Christian Church, where George enjoyed worshiping until becoming homebound.
George had many hobbies throughout the years. He enjoyed the outdoors, deer hunting, fishing, boating, photography, collecting antiques, working with computers, building muzzle loading firearms, and making possible bags from deer hide.
The family would like to thank Premier Hospice, especially Jamie King, Jennifer Raymond, and Chaplain Kevin.
George was loved and will be missed by many.
A visitation will be held on Sunday, March 31 from 12pm to 2pm at Bond-Mitchell Funeral Home, 1682 State Road 135 North, Nashville and a brief memorial service will follow at 2pm.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Nashville Christian Church.
Online condolences may be given at www.BondMitchellFuneralHome.com
- Nashville Christian Church
- Memorial Service Sunday, March 31, 2019
- Memorial Visitation Sunday, March 31, 2019
George Robert Westcott
March 27, 2019
George Westcott was my friend, mentor and business associate for 35 years. He had a significant impact on my printing career success. I am so very grateful to have been a part of his life. He guided me through all the challenges and obstacles, not only in the printing business but in my personal life as well.
George was legendary in the business world, and there was never a difficulty that he couldn't handle. He shared his wisdom, and led me through failures and successes. It was like getting a college degree with George as my professor. He shared his philosophy on how to make hard decisions and that was "ask yourself, what is the WORST thing that can happen if you make this decision, and if that happens, are you ok with it? I still use it everyday!
I was blessed to have this man in my life. I don't know what my life would have been like without George. To me he was my "George Bailey" in the movie "It's a Wonderful Life".
I want to extend my sympathies to Kaye, Rich, Rob and the rest of the family.
I LOVE YOU GEORGE !!!!
March 20, 2019
The first time I had to work with George, I was a bit uncertain. I was designated as the "point man" because another individual was leaving the company. This gentleman told me to be careful because George had teeth THIS LONG.
I learned that as long as you dealt straight up and didn't try to bluff him, the teeth were non existent. George had called regarding a particular job we were producing each month. I took the call not knowing what to expect. He started with small talk, he wanted to know what I liked to do in my off time. I told him I liked to hunt and fish. That's all it took, we got to be pretty close through the years and I looked forward to his calls. One I remember in particular went something like this:
George: Hey Broom what are you doing?
Me: I'm working hard as usual.
George: I'm bored
Me: Why don't you take the day off and go hunting
George: I am hunting, calling from my tree stand
We discussed hunting and how best to prepare venison for a few minutes and he said I gotta go, there's one coming down the hill.
He called back 10 minutes later rather unhappy to tell me he missed.
George you will be missed.
I want to extend my sympathies to Kaye and Rich and the rest of the family including his grandchildren, he thought the world of them.
I consider George my friend, he was a good man.
March 19, 2019
I remember George as a straight forward individual with a unique personality. He had a passion for sales and was good at it. The difference was, he wanted everyone he dealt with to succeed. He was honest and fair.
I appreciated everything he did for me and Kingery Printing Company.
I WILL MISS HIM AS A TRUE FRIEND.
Kaye, Richard and family, Bob Sapp; I offer you my condolences. I pray all of you will find peace of mind during this time.
I am sorry that I am unable to attend the funeral.
May the good Lord be with you.