Larry Den­nis Ge­orge

June 3, 1941 - Jan­uary 10, 2019

The Oklahoman (Sunday) - - WORLD -

Larry Den­nis Ge­orge, beloved youngest son of Charles Ray­mond and Car­rie Mae (Tully) Ge­orge, was born June 3, 1941, in Dixon, MO. Larry passed away in his home Jan. 10, 2019, while in the lov­ing care of his wife of twenty-two years, Cindy Jo “C.J.” (Per­ci­val) Ge­orge; and his daugh­ter, Tif­fany S. Ge­orge. Larry was ex­tremely close to his daugh­ter and counted one of his proud­est mo­ments the day she won the Big Eight cham­pi­onship in dou­bles as he watched with tears in his eyes. Be­sides be­ing the proud fa­ther of Tif­fany, Larry has been a lov­ing step­fa­ther to Kathryn Jean Per­ci­val and Charles Thomas Per­ci­val. Larry re­tired from his po­si­tion as re­gional sales man­ager for Napa out of the Ok­la­homa City Dis­tri­bu­tion Cen­ter June 2003. Be­fore be­com­ing as­so­ci­ated with Napa, Larry en­joyed a wide and var­ied ca­reer path. Larry joined his brothers, Bill and Dale, in open­ing an auto parts busi­ness now known as the St. Robert Auto Sup­ply. He owned and op­er­ated a mo­tel where he was known to comp rooms to his young nieces and neph­ews, al­low­ing them un­re­stricted ac­cess to the pool and restau­rant. There­after, Larry came to Tulsa, OK work­ing as a brake­man for the Frisco Rail­road. After ob­tain­ing a near per­fect score on the en­gi­neer’s exam, Larry moved to Enid con­tin­u­ing with the Frisco as an en­gi­neer. Ul­ti­mately, Larry joined the Napa work­force. Larry long held a pas­sion for au­to­mo­biles, es­pe­cially the fast ones. As a young man, he was the owner of a rac­ing team op­er­at­ing in the Way­nesville vicin­ity. He was a life­long fan of Nascar. Upon his re­tire­ment, he and C.J. be­came mem­bers of the Na­tional Street Rod As­so­ci­a­tion and Good Guys­rod and Cus­tom. Larry and C.J. en­tered the car show scene with a va­ri­ety of award win­ning ve­hi­cles from a 1932 Ford to a 1970 Chev­elle SS. They trav­eled the United States in their cars be­gin­ning in mid-March and end­ing in early Oc­to­ber each year, al­ways driv­ing their show cars to each desti­na­tion. Larry is sur­vived by his lov­ing wife, daugh­ter and stepchil­dren; his niece and nephew, Lau­rie Ge­orge and Dan Baird, of Nashville, TN; niece, Con­nie Mace, and her son, Brad Mace, of Joplin, MO; niece and nephew, Dale and Vicki Phillips, of Joplin, MO; and a host of friends and as­so­ciates met dur­ing his trav­els on the car show cir­cuit. Other spe­cial friends in­clude: Kenny Keith of Keith’s Au­to­mo­tive and Mike Red­path of Mus­cle Rodz and Cus­toms, both of whom were in­ti­mately in­volved in all the Ge­orge hot rods and were known to res­cue Larry and C.J. on oc­ca­sion; David Smith; Rus­sell and Kelly Himes; and neigh­bors, Mike and Su­san Reed. Larry was pre­ceded in death by his par­ents; brothers, Dale and Ju­nior Ge­orge; and one nephew, Michael Ge­orge. Larry will be laid to rest in C.J.’s home­town, Elk City, OK, after a Grave­side Ser­vice at Fair­lawn Ceme­tery, un­der the di­rec­tion of Whin­ery Fu­neral Ser­vice. Con­do­lences can be made on line at www.whin­eryfs.com C.J. and Tif­fany wish to ac­knowl­edge the lov­ing care pro­vided by Kind­ful Hos­pice, es­pe­cially by Larry’s nurse Bev­erly, and his aide, Yolanda. The fam­ily asks that, in the lieu of flow­ers, do­na­tions be made to Able Com­mu­nity Based Ser­vices, 300 N. Craw­ford Ave., Nor­man, OK 73069; or the char­ity of their choice.

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