George E. Ballinger

May 23, 1930January 14, 2014

George E. Ballinger, 83, of San Angelo passed away on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 in a local hospital. Services will be held at 1:00 PM Friday, January 17th in Johnson’s Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Skip Hill officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens. George was born May 23, 1930 in Pendleton, Indiana to Forrest L. and Stella (Kramer) Ballinger. He graduated from Pendleton High School in 1948 and then attended Purdue University. In 1951 he enlisted in the United States Air Force and proudly served for over twenty years retiring as a Chief Master Sergeant. He served in many posts around the world. His final post was at Goodfellow Air Force Base, where he served as Commandant of the NCO Academy from 1972 until his retirement in 1974. George was married to his high school sweetheart Alice L. Allen on December 15, 1951 in Pendleton, Indiana. After leaving the military he was co-owner of Concho Valley Refrigeration and Heating until retiring. At which time he and his wife, Alice, traveled extensively in the United States and Canada. He was a Lifetime Member of The Good Sam Club and was active in the Texas Military Retirees Chapter of the club and was also involved with the Escapee RV Club. Other organizations he belonged to were the Air Force Sergeants Association and the Heritage Chapter of the Freedom through Vigilance Association. He is survived by his wife Alice; their children Cheryl Day of Buda, Texas, Michael Alan Ballinger and Wife Susan of Townsend, Georgia, Karen Dumas and husband Randy of San Angelo; Julie Fleet and husband Jack of Houston, Texas; eleven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Concho Valley Paws or a charity of your choice. Family and friends may sign an online guestbook at


  • Funeral Service Friday, January 17, 2014

George E. Ballinger

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January 30, 2014

I am so sorry Alice, yes our guy's are togetther now. Too bad they never found out if they were related or not. George, I will miss all those "off the wall" jokes you always sent me. R.I.P. my friend, & you boys stay out of trouble where ever you are,
Joyce Ballinger (Phoenix, Az)

Charlie and Liz Waters

January 19, 2014

Dear Alice, So sorry for your loss. George will be greatly missed. We enjoyed your company at the Michigan Samborees and the U.P. Great Northern Rallies, all the good times. George will always be my "Tall Texan" and the best helper in Hospitality. We enjoyed the times you stopped in Ishpeming, Mi. on your travels. You will be in our thoughts and prayers for sometime to come. God Bless. Your U.P. friends , Charlie and Liz Waters

January 17, 2014

Dear Alice and Family, I wish to express my sympathy to you all for your loss of George. I thank you for your friendship over all these many years. I've always admired George for his willingness and ability to fix anything, including dental equipment when I was in a bind. I too will miss his smiling face and am so glad you all got to retire and enjoy your travels. Take Care, Dr. Tipton Lee

Bill & Liz Perkins

January 17, 2014

Alice and Family, We are so sorry for the loss of George. We have missed all of our Samborees and the many good times we had together on our Texas Military Retiree camp outs and the many visits in our homes with you both. We Love You.

Tricia Kumro

January 16, 2014

Julie and Family,

I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Tricia Kumro

January 16, 2014

Dear Alice.

We are so sorry to hear of George's passing, our prayers are with you and your Family. We have enjoyed your friendship over the last few years and will miss you both.

Love & God Bless,

Stu & Faye Allard


January 16, 2014

RIP, George.

January 16, 2014

Alice - So sorry for your loss of George. I'm so glad you and George stopped by last fall when you were in Indiana. Morris and I always looked forward to your visits. He was a great person. Take care, Edie McCurdy

January 16, 2014

George was a great person. He is the one that taught me the A/C repair business. He many a great times with him. He was a great person. My heart goes out to his family. God bless you all

Paul & Kathy Martin

January 16, 2014

Alice and Family, So Sorry to Hear The Passing of George. Our Thoughts and Prayers are With You.We Have Got to know Him With the Michigan Samborees and What a Delightful Man he was.We always Looked Forward to Seeing You Both. George Touched So Many People and will be Deeply Missed. Paul & Kathy Martin