OBITUARY

Virgle E. George, III

October 4, 1938February 21, 2021

Virgle Emmett George, III, 82, of Stockbridge, Georgia passed away at Piedmont Rockdale Hospital on February 21, 2021 after a courageous battle with esophageal cancer.

Virgle was born in Atlanta, Georgia on October 4, 1938 to Virgil Emmett George II and Irma Elizabeth Lackey. He met the love of his life, Mary Bess (Turner) George, in Conyers through acquaintances and married on September 14, 1957. Virgle and Mary were avid bowlers and spent their free time competing with bowling leagues. Virgle served in the United States Air Force for 30 years and 28 days. He was stationed in many places in the US and around the world to include Turkey, Holland, Germany, Utah, Texas, South Dakota, Colorado, Florida, and Alaska. In the military, Virgle was assigned to the Explosive Ordinances Division (EOD); he served in Vietnam, received many honors from the military, and was honorably discharged upon his retirement in 1986. After serving in the military, he worked for many more years at the United States Post Office until 1994, when he retired. Virgle lovingly and with unwavering dedication, cared for Mary for 16 years after her debilitating stroke. Virgle is preceded in death by his father Virgil George II, his mother Irma Dickerson, stepfather James Dickerson, his uncle Albert Lackey, his sister-in-law SaraFaye Dickerson, his loving wife Mary George of 58 years, and his daughter Deborah “Debbie” George.

Virgle is survived by his brother Jimmy Dickerson; his son Edmund (Michell) George; his four grandchildren: Casey (Chris) Ubriaco, Michael (Jennifer) George, Ryne Zahirniak, and Jaime (Randy) Zahirniak; his six great-grandchildren: Kirsten Combs (George), Aden George, Landon Caddell, Morgan Ubriaco, Kennedy Ubriaco, and Luna George; daughter-in-law Susan Page, and former daughter-in-law Teresa Brumgard; and a host of other family and friends.

Virgle and Mary had many lifelong friends as a result of their adventures to include; Margie and Bobby Calvert, Norman Hammonds, the “South River Rat Pack,” and the 1956 graduating class of Conyers High School.

Horis A. Ward-Fairview Chapel & Fairview Memorial Gardens at 376 Fairview Road in Stockbridge will handle all funeral arrangements and Pastor Howard Greer will officiate the service. Visitation will take place Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 12 pm. Please be reminded that under the COVID-19 pandemic rules, facemasks are required. There will be a rotation of 10 people at a time for visitation with the family.

Funeral services will take place Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the American Cancer Society.

Services

27 February

Public Visitation - 10 person's rotation intervals

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Horis A. Ward Funeral Home

376 Fairview Road
Stockbridge, GA 30281

LIVESTREAM SERVICE
27 February

Celebration of Life - Limited Seating (MASKS REQUIRED)

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

 

27 February

Entombment with Military Honors

1:45 pm

Fairview Memorial Gardens

164 Fairview Road
Stockbridge, Georgia 30281

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Biography

Virgle Emmett George, III, 82, of Stockbridge, Georgia passed away at Piedmont Rockdale Hospital on February 21, 2021 after a courageous battle with esophageal cancer.

Virgle was born in Atlanta, Georgia on October 4, 1938 to Virgil Emmett George II and Irma Elizabeth Lackey. He met the love of his life, Mary Bess (Turner) George, in Conyers through acquaintances and married on September 14, 1957. Virgle and Mary were avid bowlers and spent their free time competing with bowling leagues. Virgle served in the United States Air Force for 30 years and 28 days. He was stationed in many places in the US and around the world to include Turkey, Holland, Germany, Utah, Texas, South Dakota, Colorado, Florida, and Alaska. In the military, Virgle was assigned to the Explosive Ordinances Division (EOD); he served in Vietnam, received many honors from the military, and was honorably discharged upon his retirement in 1986. After serving in the military, he worked for many more years at the United States Post Office until 1994, when he retired. Virgle lovingly and with unwavering dedication, cared for Mary for 16 years after her debilitating stroke.

Virgle is preceded in death by his father Virgil George II, his mother Irma Dickerson, stepfather James Dickerson, his uncle Albert Lackey, his sister-in-law SaraFaye Dickerson, his loving wife Mary George of 58 years, and his daughter Deborah “Debbie” George.

Virgle is survived by his brother Jimmy Dickerson; his son Edmund (Michell) George; his four grandchildren: Casey (Chris) Ubriaco, Michael (Jennifer) George, Ryne Zahirniak, and Jaime (Randy) Zahirniak; his six great-grandchildren: Kirsten Combs (George), Aden George, Landon Caddell, Morgan Ubriaco, Kennedy Ubriaco, and Luna George; daughter-in-law Susan Page, and former daughter-in-law Teresa Brumgard; and a host of other family and friends.

Virgle and Mary had many lifelong friends as a result of their adventures to include; Margie and Bobby Calvert, Norman Hammonds, the “South River Rat Pack,” and the 1956 graduating class of Conyers High School.

Horis A. Ward-Fairview Chapel & Fairview Memorial Gardens at 376 Fairview Road in Stockbridge will handle all funeral arrangements and Pastor Howard Greer will officiate the service. Visitation will take place Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 12 pm. Please be reminded that under the COVID-19 pandemic rules, facemasks are required. There will be a rotation of 10 people at a time for visitation with the family.

Funeral services will take place Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the American Cancer Society.