George Wesley McPheters II

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BURLINGTON - George Wesley McPheters II, 81, of Briarwood Drive, passed away Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at Duke Medical Center in Durham
A native of St. Louis, Mo., he was husband of the late Rose Ann Fausset McPheters and son of the late Harry and Mildred Harrison McPheters. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. George earned his BS degree at Washington University, his MS degree at N.J. Institute of Technology and a second MS with Bell Labs. He worked for Western Electric, Bell Labs and retired from Bellcore in N.J. Following his retirement, George with his wife chose to move to N.C. to be near his dear friends. He worked and played with his computer and enjoyed stained glass work as a hobby. George will be remembered for his generosity and intellect. He was a true gentleman in every sense of the term.
George is survived by his family, Diana Dopke of Elgin, Ill., Eric Grebe of Milwaukee, Wisc., Diane Faveere of Menomonee Falls, Minn., and his self chosen family, Gloria and Barbara Brown of Burlington, Paul and Mary Brown of Graham, David Brown of Baltimore, Md., a good friend Alex Dawson and his faithful companion German Shepherd Onna Von Brewer.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, in the Lowe Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Stephen Rust. Entombment will follow in the mausoleum at Alamance Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. Tuesday, prior to the funeral service.
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Lowe Funeral Home & Crematory
2205 South Church Street
Burlington, NC 27215
(336) 228-8366
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