Graveside services for George Edgar, 90, of May, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at Jenkins Springs Cemetery with Loyd Dail officiating, under the direction of Davis-Morris Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 5-9 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home.
George went to be with his Lord and Savior Wednesday, evening Dec. 3, 2008, in the hospital at Temple.
George was born Nov. 29, 1918, in Coleman County, to Warrdon C. and Katherine Ruth (Merle) Edgar. He joined the United Sates Army in May of 1942, and served there until Nov. of 1945. He was married to Mary Eaton Feb. 14, 1943. He was tank driver in the Army, entering Europe in France and traveling all the way to Germany where he arrived at Hitler’s house in southern Bavaria. When he returned to civilian life, he came back to Texas and was a lifelong resident of May. He may have been the last of the great cowboys and he loved working the cattle and breaking horses. During the cattle roundup, he cooked for the men and was thought to be a great cook. He later turned that duty over to his wife and was very good at insuring she was doing it” just right.” He truly loved the outdoors, specially enjoying hunting and fishing, gardening, sometimes plowing just to be plowing even though there wasn’t a real need to break the dirt. Being out in the country was his delight as he could ever be happy in the city.
George is survived by his wife Mary; children, George C., Mary Kay, Jerry D., Billy G., Annie, and Frank D.; 17 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, and 7 great-great grandchildren; brothers, Quincy, T.W., Clint, and Garfield; and sisters, June Edgar and Alta Carrol.
Condolences and words of support may be left for the family online at www.mem.com.