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Mr. Raymond  "Paw-Paw" George

Obituary for Mr. Raymond "Paw-Paw" George

November 15, 1929 - October 8, 2017
San Antonio, Texas | Age 87


Raymond "PawPaw" Lee George, went to be with his Lord and Savior on October 8, 2017. He was 87 years old. Raymond was born to Robert and Ruby George of Levelland, Texas on November 15, 1929. The George family left Levelland, Texas four strong with younger brother, Melton George, and eventually found themselves in San Antonio, Texas. Raymond attended and graduated from South San High School. He made many lifelong friendships from South San that stayed by his side to the final days. He always held those memories close to him never missing a reunion or event that reconnected those cherished friendships. Upon graduating, Raymond went to work for the Federal Reserve Bank where he met the love of his life Jimmie Lou Deagen. They married on January 10, 1951. They spent 66 years and 10 months together sharing each other's love and raising a Christian family. While working at the bank Raymond was drafted into the Army where he and Jimmie were stationed in Atlanta, Georgia for two years upon his discharge from the Army. The two years spent in Atlanta brought a lifelong friendship with Boyce and Alma Peyton that were from Atlanta. The friendship was one of unbreakable bonds even while living a thousand miles apart. Raymond and Jimmie found themselves back in San Antonio, TX where Raymond decided to follow in his dad's footsteps and pursued being an Automotive Mechanic. Bear Wheel & Aligning Co., owner "Ole" Olenburger, gave the young Raymond his first job as a mechanic. During this time Raymond's daughter Darlene was born, changing his life forever. While working at Bear Wheel Raymond became good friends with Charlie Albert. The bond of friendship and desire of the American dream of owning their own business began. The dream came true for the both of them in 1959 when San Antonio Alignment & Frame Service "one block from 5 points" was opened. Raymond's work ethic was that of unbelievable stature. He never missed a day of work. He always had a smile on his face and handled business with an honest level of integrity all the while sharing the message of Christ. In 1991 Charlie Albert retired and in true fashion of their loving relationship, Jimmie became the other partner in the business handling the day to day operations as Raymond continued to service customer's vehicles. On 12/31/1994 Raymond officially closed San Antonio Alignment & Frame Service for good. Though the business was closed, Raymond's bonds with countless ex-customers continued for the rest of his life. Raymond and Jimmie were able to travel around seeing the sites for 10 good years before settling down.

Throughout Raymond's life he was always known for being a fun, loving, caring man and was a strong and faithful member of the church that he and Jimmie helped build from the first meeting to the first nail. Raymond accepted the oath of being a deacon by Dr. "Doc" Barbee on April 2, 1978, "Doc" sealed the deal with a silver dollar engraved with the date. This was a tradition that was continued by Raymond until his passing. So it is now someone else's job to continue this important tradition. Raymond's ability to be a people person was his God given blessing that brought many to know Christ. He was instrumental in the Terry Burcham (Missionary with the Tarahumara Indians in Copper Canyon, Mexico) to get Churchill Baptist to continue to support the efforts of spreading the word of the Lord to the Indians. In fact, Raymond and Jimmie made the long and tough road into Mexico to the mountain to see the fruits of their labors.

Raymond's first passion was his love for the Lord and spreading the gospel followed by his love for his family. Everything he did was for Jimmie George, daughter, Darlene Parker, Grandson, Dorman Vick and wife Stephanie Vick, Great-Grandchildren, Cade and Colter Vick. Raymond "Paw Paw", you will be missed daily but your life will never be forgotten for you have instilled the love of Christ in all of our hearts and we will see you again soon in heaven.
Your loving family

Pallbearers will be: Dorman Vick, Melton George, Dave Harris, Jess Warder, Allen Brannon and Joe Riley

Jr. Pallbearers are: Cade Vick and Colter Vick

Honorary Pallbearers will be All Churchill Baptist Church Deacons

Family will receive friends at Porter Loring Mortuary North on Friday, October 13, 2017 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.

A Celebration of his life will take place at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Churchill Baptist Church, 12400 Vista View St, San Antonio, TX with Pastor Neil Bennett officiating.

Burial will follow at Mission Burial Park North

Donations may be made to Churchill Baptist Church in Raymond George's name for a memorial garden.

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