Burl Leon George(1923 - 2013)

Burl Leon George November 8, 1923 - July 31, 2013 Burl Leon George was born to Albert and Susie George on November 8, 1923 in Louisville, Tennessee, and went home to be with our Lord on Wednesday, July 31, 2013. Burl was one of six brothers and one sister. He spent his younger years in Maryville, Tennessee until he moved to Pismo Beach, California to go to work for Safeway Stores. In 1943 he enlisted in the United States Navy and served with honor aboard the aircraft carrier, USS Kitkun Bay in the Pacific-Asistic Theatre until the end of World War II. Burl was extremely proud of his service to our Country. After the war he resumed his career in the grocery business with Safeway stores, in Santa Paula, California. In 1948 he met and married Hattie Wilson (Boles), of Mitchell, South Dakota, and together they raised their family of three sons. In 1959 Burl brought his family to Shafter, California where he remained until his death. Burl was self-employed in various grocery and food-related businesses during the last 40 years. Burl is preceded in death by wife Hattie and sons Jerry Boles and Brent George, brothers Ed George and Lawrence George, and sister Evelyn Ferguson. He is survived by his son Rick George (Patti), daughters-in law Cathy George and Karen Boles, brothers A.F. George (Agnes), Bill George (Betty), James George and many grandchildren, great grand-children, nieces and nephews, all of whom he loved very much. The family would like to thank his special friend Carmen Alba for the loving care and companionship she gave Burl during his illness, as well as Lesly Nava and the staff at Gentiva Hospice for their caring and loving support. A memorial service will be held at Peters Funeral Home in Shafter, CA on Friday August 23, 2013 at 10:30am followed by interment at the Bakersfield National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Burl's name may be made to the Wounded Heroes Fund, 3121 Standard Street, Bakersfield, CA or at http://thewoundedheroesfund.org/. Please send condolences to the family and sign Burl's guestbook at www.GoldenValleyMemorialCare.com. "Fair winds and following Seas" Peters Funeral Home - Shafter www.bakersfield.com/obits

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Peters Funeral Home - Shafter
844 E. Lerdo Hwy  Shafter , CA 93263
661 746-6314

Published in Bakersfield Californian on Aug. 20, 2013