William Edward “Eddie” George, 93, of Briscoe, passed away on April 3, 2022 in Canadian.
Services will be at 2:00 Wednesday, April 6, 2022 at The River Ministries in Canadian with Dale Meadows officiating. Burial will follow in Zybach Cemetery under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors of Canadian.
Eddie was born October 10, 1928 to Ardell and Hollis George. Eddie married the love of his life, Helen Halpain on June 17, 1956 in Perryton. Eddie and Helen made a home and raised a family on the George homeplace for almost 49 years. They were inseparable, working side by side moving irrigation pipe, working cattle, planting and harvesting crops, and shared a love for their horses until Helen’s death in 2005. Eddie was a farmer, rancher, and raised Thoroughbred horses. He raised colts that have won races in Texas, Oklahoma, Michigan, Ohio, Nebraska, Louisiana, and Canada. Eddie was a devoted husband, father, and “Gran Gran”. He rarely missed family gatherings, birthdays, and special events; often driving over 4 hours to attend his great grandchildren’s birthdays up until his death. Eddie was a longtime member of the Shamrock Masonic Lodge #929 AF &AM, receiving his 70-year pin on November 19, 2021. He also served as the Master of Wheeler Lodge from 1966-1967.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Helen; grandson, Michael George; twin great granddaughters, Kadence and Kambria Cox.
Survivors included his son, Lee George and wife Tammy of Childress; 2 daughters, Amy McPherson and husband Dennis of Dumas and Holly Williams of Garland; 2 grandchildren, Hilary Cox of Dumas and Matthew McPherson and wife Clarissa of Sunray; and 6 great grandchildren, Kreede Cox, Kellen Cox, Kalloway Cox, Addie Gonzales, Gunner McPherson, and Piper McPherson.
Memorials can be sent to Hemphill County Hospice, 1020 S 4th St, Canadian, TX 79014.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, from 6:00-7:30 PM.