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George C. McCormick, 96, of Ashland, peacefully passed away Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, in Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland.
Mr. McCormick was born Sept. 29, 1920, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Bert and Anna Murphy McCormick.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Alta (Paul) Church, Marie Gerty (Ernest) Colton, Jaunita (Bill) Bently and Maxine Mccormick (Lawrence) Byers; and four brothers, Harold (Ruby) McCormick, Damer (Edna) McCormick, Denver "Jack" (Aida) McCormick and Bert "Jr." (Lorene) and (Gloria) McCormick.
George was a volunteer fireman with Summit-Ironville Fire Department with 23 years of service. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved hunting, fishing and farming. He loved working on and collecting old cars. He had a passion for baseball and the Cincinnati Reds. George retired from Armco Steel Company as a crane leader with 32 years of service.
He was a true patriot and served his country proudly in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He is survivors by his loving wife, Delores Otis McCormick of Ashland; a son, Gary McCormick and wife Amy of Ashland; a daughter, Wilma Waggoner and husband Milton of Carlisle, Ohio; four grandchildren, Nicole Johnson, Andrew McCormick, Anthony "Court" Waggoner and Zachary McCormick; three sisters, Gladys Jackson and husband Glen, Roberta Faye Stephenson and husband Carson and Cathaleen Thompson and husband Harvey;a brother, Jay McCormick and wife Martha; six great-grandchildren, Hunter, Creighton, Waylon, Caylee, Cylah and Nash; and a host of extended family and friends.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, at Steen Funeral Home, 13th Street Chapel with Bill Dillon officiating. Burial with be in Rose Hill Burial Park with full military rites.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Community Hospice, 1480 Carter Avenue, Ashland, KY 41101.
Condolences may be sent to steenfuneralhome.com.
Published on August 20, 2017
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