George Lee Dill
George Lee Dill, 80, native of Austin, Texas, passed away peacefully on January 2, 2013, with his family by his side. He was preceded in death by: his parents, Allison (Waterston) and William K. Dill; brothers, Edward and William; and sisters Pauline and Anna Belle. He is survived by: his wife of 54 years, Lucy; sons Garry, Glenn, and Greg; granddaughter Morgan; and grandsons, Logan and Gage. George graduated from Mathews Elementary School and Austin High School, and attended the University of Texas
. After serving in the United States Navy
during the Korean War
, George returned to Austin to start a family with his wife Lucy, and worked as a life-long entrepreneur. George and Lucy managed several apartments in Austin for 10 years, while raising their three boys. George and the boys were well known at Nau's pharmacy soda fountain, which is still operating on West Lynn Street in Clarksville. He opened Dill Furniture, on Research Boulevard in the early 1970s, and built his family home not far from there. George also built a feed store in Leander on Highway 183, as well as the well-known Leander Flea Market, where he was known as the "Market Master of the Leander Flea Market." George was loved and admired by his family and friends. There was nothing he could not build or fix, and he was known for lending a helping hand to anyone in need. George and Lucy also travelled extensively with the Whirly Birds square dancing troop, in which they were members for over 40 years. George was a member of Leander Presbyterian Church. He spent many weekends with his grandchildren, teaching them how to drive the tractor, as well as building and fixing things they found in the shop. They will miss their "Poe Poe" dearly. Graveside service will be held at Oakwood Cemetery Annex, 1601 Comal Street in Austin, on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m. at Leander Presbyterian Church, 101 North West Street, Leander, Texas.