Charles “Charlie” Harrison George, Sr., 91, of Baton Rouge, LA, went home to
be with our precious Lord and Savior on October 26 surrounded by his family
in his home.
Charlie was born in Sciotoville, Ohio, to James H. and Laura G. George on
August 12, 1927. He graduated from high school and immediately left home to
serve in the Navy. He served in WWII on balao-class submarines as a
quartermaster signalman experiencing many adventures. Sharing those many
experiences was one of his favorite past times. After serving in the Navy, he
attended Texas A & I University in Kingsville, TX, where he graduated as a
chemical engineer. There he met his lovely wife, Mildred, of 66 years. He
worked in the pulp and paper industry his entire career, even living in Brazil,
for several years.
As an Eagle Scout, one of Charlie’s passions was working with the Boy Scouts
of America. He mentored many young men throughout the years and earned
the prestigious Silver Beaver Award. His passion to serve God was exemplified
through his faithful service to St. Andrews UMC serving as a Sunday school
teacher, member of the Methodist Men, choir member, and various
committees over the years.
He is survived by Mildred Jesse George (spouse), sons Charles “Bud” H. George,
Jr. (Amii) and Samuel Lee George (Debbie), daughter Deborah George
Fitzgerald (Mike), and grandsons M. Patrick Fitzgerald, II, and Ashton Charles
Fitzgerald as well as many nephews and nieces.
Charlie is preceded in death by his parents, James & Laura George and
brothers Robert Preston George and James Berlen George.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 31 from 5:00-7:00 PM at
Resthaven Gardens Funeral Home, 11817 Jefferson Highway, Baton Rouge, LA
70816. The funeral service will be held November 1 at 12:30 P.M. at St. Andrews UMC, 17510
Monitor Ave, Baton Rouge, LA.
Pallbearers are Richard Holbrook, Rick Holm, Jerry Menard, Bill Pedneau,
Jimmy Spencer, Bob Wilson. Honorary pallbearers are Ken Burns, Tony
Cerniglia, Jay Haindel, John Harris, Robert Purvis, Sr., Robert Purvis, Jr., David
Villarrubia, and John Watson,
In lieu of flowers please make donations to St. Andrews United Methodist
Church, 17510 Monitor Ave, Baton Rouge, LA, or the United States Submarine
Veterans Charitable Foundation, (USSVI, ATTN: Subvet Charity, P.O. Box 3870,
Silverdale, WA 98383, make checks to USSVCF) in Charles Harrison George,
The family would like to express a heartfelt thank you to our St. Andrews
UMC family and our neighbors who have been so supportive and caring during
Charlie’s illness. We would also like to express a special thank you to The
Hospice of Baton Rouge for the care and kindness shown over the past