(85) left this life to join his Lord and Savior on April 11, 2013 doing what he loved - gardening. He was born in Canton, Ohio in August 1927. George led an active life, playing sports at Lincoln High School, serving in the Army
, and later moving to Arizona in 1959 to start a floor-covering business. Once established in Phoenix, George became a faithful member of Palmcroft Baptist Church. In the late 1960's, George changed direction and began working for the U.S. Postal Service where he quickly moved into procuring real estate for future post offices around the Southwest. After retiring from the U.S.P.S. in 1988, he deepened his involvement with the Republican Party, and went to the 2000 Republican Convention as an Arizona delegate. George remained active to the end. He is survived by his beloved wife of 66 years, Martha Jean. He also leaves behind 2 daughters and their spouses: Cheryl and H. Lynn Hitson, and Georgia and Robert Bohm all of Phoenix; four grandchildren and their spouses: Matt McEachron, Nate & Cindy Hitson, Faith and Marc Burmich; and 4 great-grandchildren: Gracie & Annika Burmich, and Abby and Josh Hitson. He remains forever dear in our hearts. A celebration of his life will be held at Palmcroft Baptist Church, 15825 N. 35th Ave. in Phoenix on Thursday, April 25th at 1 PM. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Palmcroft Baptist Church or The Gideon's International.