George Robert Waycaster Jr.
August 16, 1936 - September 1, 2021
George Robert Waycaster Jr., age 85, of Old Fort, North Carolina, passed away on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, at his residence, with his loving family by his side.
A native of Buncombe County, George was born on August 16, 1936, to the late George Waycaster Sr. and Mabel Moore Waycaster.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Gilliam Waycaster; his daughter, who passed away April 8, 2021, Kenlynn Waycaster White; and a sister, Pansy Blackburn.
George was a proud United States Navy veteran, who served in Korea. He was a loving husband, father, brother and grandfather and enjoyed golfing and fishing. He enjoyed having visitors and was proud to show his famous covered bridge.
George is survived one daughter, Gwendolyn G. Waycaster and son-in-law, Brian K. White Sr.; three siblings, Mamie Painter, Mildred Williamson (Lynn) and Leonard Waycaster (Sue); brothers-in-law, Harold Blackburn, Aaron M. Gilliam, David Gilliam and Mickey Gilliam (Helen); sisters-in-law, Betty S. Gilliam and Kathy Ragan (Ed). Also surviving George are two grandchildren, Brian White Jr. (Patricia) and Jessica White Carter (Dusty).
A funeral service to celebrate George's life will be held on Monday, September 6, 2021, at 2:00 p.m., at Beam Funeral Service with the Reverend Marty Conner officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m., one hour prior to the service, at the funeral home.
Beam Funeral Service & Crematory is assisting the Waycaster family. For further information and/or to sign the guestbook, please visit our website, www.beamfuneralservice.com
, or call 828-559-8111.
Published by The McDowell News on Sep. 5, 2021.