Funeral services for George Albert Cox will be from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 27, in the chapel at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Killeen, officiated by the Rev Robert Miller. Visitation is from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Greenleaf Cemetery in Brownwood at 3 p.m., conducted by the Rev. James Glasscock.

Born Oct. 29, 1932, in the Oatmeal Community near Bertram, George passed away Monday, May 22, 2017, at the age of 84 after battling cancer.

On March 8, 1958, George married Barbara Ann Elam in Austin. Three children blessed their union — Debbie, Roy and Marie. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.

Drafted into the Army in 1953, George served his country during the Korean Conflict and was honorably discharged after serving two years.

In the 1960s, George was a volunteer fireman with the Killeen Fire Department. He was a bus operator for Arrow Trailways for 28 years, later working in transportation at Fort Hood as a bus driver trainer.

George was a member of Memorial Baptist Church, Crossroads to Texas Quilt Guild, American Legion 223 and life member of VFW 3892.

George’s smile, humor and love of life will be greatly missed. He loved his family dearly. Every phone call and visit with them ended with “I love you” and a hug.

George was well known for his many years of longarm machine quilting as “Quilts by George.” He thoroughly enjoyed his association with other quilters. Due to declining health, George retired from his favorite hobby in 2012.

Survivors cherishing his memory are Colleen Fredrick, his best friend and loving companion; his children — Debbie Cox Worthen (Darren), Roy Cox (Angie), and Marie Cox Algiere (Mike) — all of Brownwood; his loving extended family — Linda Asher Killingsworth (Jay) of Salado, Susan Asher Green (Jay) of Temple, Sheri Fredrick Owens (Jim) of Fort Worth; 14 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson; one sister, Marie Cox Munn (Mac) of Austin; three brothers — Truman Cox (Belva); Gene Cox (Linda) of Liberty Hill and Don Cox (Linda) of Lampasas; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

George’s grandsons will be pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in George’s memory to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 815 Market Street, Galveston, TX 77550-2725, 409-770-6600 or a charity of choice.

Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Killeen is in charge of arrangements. Offer condolences at www.crawfordbowersfuneralhome.com.