Charles George (1928 - 2018)

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Charles "Junie" George, 90, passed away Monday, June 25, 2018, at Perry County Memorial Hospital.
He was born in Tell City on May 21, 1928, to John Oliver and Claudina Leimgruber George. He married Geraldine (Kleaving) George on April 23, 1949.
Junie was a 1946 graduate of Tell City High School and served in the U.S. Army during the occupation of Germany. Junie was employed at GE and later at Maxon Marine. He enjoyed baseball, golf, hunting and fishing and was a member of the Tell City Grays baseball team, inducted into the Indiana semi-pro baseball hall of fame. Junie loved and played in the Schweizer Fest Old Timer Games until the age of 88. He was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church and the American Legion Post 213.
He is survived by his wife, Geraldine; children, Charles (Shirley) George, of Lee, N.Y., Victoria (William) Gebhard of Tell City, Lee Ann (Ron) Riley of Tell City, and Scott (Kelly) George of Derby; eight grandchildren, Brooke Zellers, Clint George, Charles George, Jr., Greg George, Angelee Pruitt, Nathan Riley, Cassandra Riley and Tara Briggeman; eight great-grandchildren; and two step great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were his parents and siblings, Robert George, Herman George, Margaret Davis, Olivia Drach, Edna George, Catherine Yaggi, William George, Johnny George and Germaine George.
Funeral Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, June 29, at Zoercher-Gillick Funeral Home with burial in St. Mary Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 28, and from 8:30 am to service time Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Riley Children's Foundation.
Condolences may be left online at zoercher-gillickfuneralhome.com.
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Zoercher-Gillick Funeral Home
920 10Th St
Tell City, IN 47586
(812) 547-2511
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Published in Perry County News on June 30, 2018