Millard Wayne George

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Millard Wayne George passed away unexpectedly Jan. 3, 2014, at the age of 73.

A 16-year resident of St. Augustine, Mr. George was born in Sparta, Ga., to Attye Ruth Overton and Franklin Charles George.

In 1962 he graduated from Georgia Tech with a major in industrial management and in that same year married his wife of 51 years, the former Karen Lynda Horn of Washington.

After graduation, he joined the Air Force, serving during the Vietnam War. Stationed in Guam, he was the responsible maintenance officer for the entire C-54 Air Rescue fleet. For this service, and as a young first lieutenant, he was awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal.

He subsequently joined the IBM Corporation, where he contributed to the Apollo Space Program, working specifically on IBM's Instrument Unit for the Saturn V moon rocket. His work on this project resulted in him being awarded NASA's Apollo Achievement Award in 1969.

In 1979, he left this promising career to realize his dream of running his own business, which ultimately became the cornerstone of a national IPO in 1997.

At retirement, he moved to St. Augustine, where he became an active member of the local community, serving two terms as a commissioner on the St. Augustine Airport Authority, eight years as a board member of Flagler Hospital, advisory board member of the Limelight Theatre and president of the St. Augustine Airport Pilots Association.

Additionally, he had been active in the Elks, Rotary Club (East), Flagler College President's Society and Quiet Birdmen.

For recreation, he enjoyed restoring antique cars, boating, aviation, tennis and golf.

Marriage and family were central to his life. He leaves behind his beloved wife, Lyn, beloved children, Richard (Lindy) George, Kristen (Woody) Boynton and Kurt (Angela) George; grandchildren, Jacob, Zachary, Kendall, Joseph, Chase, Mitchell, Lauren, Andie and Frank Ryan.

Mr. George was known as a man who had great joy of life and many friends. He never met a stranger.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Trinity Episcopal Parish Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Augustine Airport Pilot's Educational Foundation, P.O Box 1867, St. Augustine, FL 32085.

Craig Funeral Home Crematory Memorial Park (www.craigfuneralhome.com) is in charge of arrangements.

Please sign the guest book at www.staugustine.com/obits.

a Goldie Wynn Hagenbuch

Goldie Wynn Hagenbuch, 94, of Donelson, Tenn., and longtime resident of St. Augustine, died peacefully Dec. 31, 2013, with her grandchildren by her side. The grandchildren's fondest memories were her being dressed in her Sunday's best as she shared her angelic voice in the church choir and the delicious Jell-O cups and green salad she made with love.

She was preceded in death by husband, Homer Malcolm Anderson, and daughter, Sharon Lynn Prescott.

She is survived by grandchildren Angelia Wynn Ward, James Virgil Hogarth Jr., Joseph Malcolm Hogarth and wife Lisa, Marcel Lynn Wright and husband Mark, Dawn Elizabeth Moats and husband Steven; 11 great-grandchildren; and extended family Stephen Rohl and wife Tina and the entire Rohl family.

Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 19 at St. Augustine Memorial Park, 2600 Old Moultrie Rd., St. Augustine.

Please sign the guest book at www.staugustine.com/obits.
Funeral Home
Craig Funeral Home Memorial Park
1475 Old Dixie Highway St. Augustine, FL 32086
(904) 824-1672
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Published in St. Augustine Record on Jan. 7, 2014
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