Charles George Sr.

Published 2:55 pm Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Charles “Charlie” Harrison George Sr., 91, of Baton Rouge, went home to be with our precious Lord and Savior on Oct. 26, 2018, surrounded by his family in his home.

Charlie was born in Sciotoville, Ohio, to James H. and Laura G. George on Aug. 12, 1927. He graduated from high school and immediately left home to serve in the U.S. Navy. He served in World War II on balao-class submarines as a quartermaster signalman, experiencing many adventures. Sharing those many experiences was one of his favorite past times.

After serving in the Navy, he attended Texas A & I University in Kingsville, Texas, where he graduated as a chemical engineer. There he met his lovely wife, Mildred, of 66 years. He worked in the pulp and paper industry his entire career, even living in Brazil for several years.

As an Eagle Scout, one of Charlie’s passions was working with the Boy Scouts of America. He mentored many young men throughout the years and earned the prestigious Silver Beaver Award. His passion to serve God was exemplified through his faithful service to ESM United Methodist Church in Bogalusa, and St. Andrews UMC in Baton Rouge, serving as a Sunday school teacher, member of the Methodist Men, choir member, and various committees over the years.

He is survived by his spouse, Mildred Jesse George; sons, Charles “Bud” H. George Jr. (Amii) and Samuel Lee George (Debbie); daughter, Deborah George Fitzgerald (Mike); and grandsons, M. Patrick Fitzgerald II, and Ashton Charles Fitzgerald; as well as many nephews and nieces.

Charlie is preceded in death by his parents, James and Laura George; and brothers, Robert Preston George and James Berlen George.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Resthaven Gardens Funeral Home, located at 11817 Jefferson Highway in Baton Rouge. The funeral service will be held at 12:30 p.m. at St. Andrews UMC, located at 17510 Monitor Ave. in Baton Rouge.

Pallbearers are Richard Holbrook, Rick Holm, Jerry Menard, Bill Pedneau, Jimmy Spencer, Bob Wilson. Honorary pallbearers are Ken Burns, Tony Cerniglia, Jay Haindel, John Harris, Robert Purvis Sr., Robert Purvis Jr., David Villarrubia and John Watson.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Andrews United Methodist Church, 17510 Monitor Ave, Baton Rouge, LA, or the United States Submarine Veterans Charitable Foundation, (USSVI, ATTN: Subvet Charity, P.O. Box 3870, Silverdale, WA 98383, make checks to USSVCF) in Charles Harrison George Sr.’s, name.

The family would like to express a heartfelt thank you to our St. Andrews UMC family and our neighbors who have been so supportive and caring during Charlie’s illness. They would also like to express a special thank you to The Hospice of Baton Rouge for the care and kindness shown over the past month.