Prentiss Legarr “Buddy” George, Jr. 84, of Burlington, NC, passed away on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at the Village of Brookwood in Burlington, NC. He died 15 days before his 85th birthday.
Buddy was born to Prentiss Legarr George, Sr. and Novella Jane Kendrick George on October 26, 1933, the 2nd of 2 children. He was predeceased by his parents, sister, Julia and wife Marilynn Crowell George who died on August 20, 2017.
Those left to rejoice in his life include daughter Novella Jane George Landreth (husband, John) of Chapel Hill, NC and son Chip George of SC; 3 grandchildren including Anna George Johnsen (husband, Ben) of Durham, NC, Christopher George (wife, Christina) of Staffordsville, Va. and Thomas Landreth of Washington, DC and 8 great-grandchildren: Asher, Madeline, Isabel, Lucy and Katherine Johnsen of Durham, NC and Alexa, Nathan and Julian George of Staffordsville, VA.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at the Gathering Place at the Village of Brookwood at 1880 Brookwood Avenue in Burlington, NC and will be officiated by Reverend Susan Steinberg of the United Church of Chapel Hill in Chapel Hill, NC. Please come prepared to share funny memories of Buddy or ways in which he impacted your life.
Buddy’s greatest legacy and source of pleasure was his faith, family and lifetime service as a Pharmacist. He was devoted to his wife, 2 children, 3 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and the dogs he loved and raised over the years. Buddy was raised in Cherryville, NC and loved his town, friends and the memories of growing up in a place very special to him. Rarely did a day pass that he didn’t talk about his grandmother who raised him and whom he deeply loved. He treasured his childhood memories and friends and kept in touch with them over the years.
Buddy was a quiet and humble man whose main focus all his life was to help others; his faith was focused on action. He didn’t seek or want recognition but simply desired to do for others. Buddy followed the Platinum Rule – do unto others as THEY would have us do. He also had a wonderfully dry sense of humor and loved to tell jokes to anyone who would listen.
The family would like to offer their sincere gratitude to the nursing, medical and chaplain staff of Windsor at The Village of Brookwood and Hospice of Alamance-Caswell for the love and support (medical and emotional) provided to Buddy and our family. Losing our father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend has caused great sorrow, but the support of the Windsor and Hospice teams has helped our family manage our grief. Words cannot fully express how much their support has meant to all of us.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to any of 4 charities in memory of Buddy George:
Human Rights Campaign
1640 Rhode Island Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20036-3278
Orange County Animal Shelter
1601 Eubanks Road
Chapel Hill NC 27516
Request that the donation be directed to: “Medical Care for Adoptable Pets”
P.O. Box 28768
Raleigh, NC 27611
Hospice and Palliative Care of Alamance-Caswell
914 Chapel Hill Rd
Burlington NC 27215
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