George D. McWilliams, Jr., 83, formerly of West Point, died, March 5, 2021 in Blue Mountain, MS. George was born January 6, 1938 in Straight Bayou, MS to the late Zelma Lee Harper and George D. McWilliams, Sr. He was a Supervisor for Bryan Foods for 37 years. George was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. George married Joyce Ann McWilliams October 4, 1959 who predeceased him on July 21, 2017. George was a loving husband, father and granddad. After graduating form Anguilla High School, he attended Mississippi State University where he played both baseball and basketball. He continued his passion for baseball playing in the Cincinnati Reds organization from 1958-1962 and a year in the then Dallas Rangers Club. George enjoyed hunting (especially pheasant), raising Brittany Spaniel dogs, attending MSU baseball games and cooking for Bryan Foods events. It was said that he could fabricate and fix just about anything. Out of the things he enjoyed, he most cherished was his marriage to Joyce for 57 plus years and going to all of his grandchildren's sporting events. He actually bought a camper just so he could be there for all those times.
Funeral services were held Sunday, March 7, 2021 at 2:00 pm from Palo Alto Cemetery near West Point with Mrs. Kristen Schrickle officiating. Burial will follow in Palo Alto Cemetery. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his two daughters, Teri Watson (Michael) of Blue Mountain, Toni Jackson (Johnny) of West Point, four grandchildren, Randi Smith (Ryan) of Bangor, ME Jon Michael Watson of Memphis, TN, Codi Holmes (Trevor) of Collinsville, Ms and Katelyn Robbins (Read) of New Albany, two brothers, Miles McWilliams and Joe David McWilliams. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Tommy McWilliams.
Pallbearers were Trevor Holmes, Joey Jackson, Jon Michael Watson, Ryan Smith, Read Robbins, Michael Watson, Ricky Langford, Jeff McWilliams and David McWilliams.
Honorary Pallbearers are Cody Debner, Jim Murray, Sheena White, Dana Ligon and Ray Kent.
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Published by Daily Times Leader from Mar. 10 to Mar. 17, 2021.