FOXWELLS—Calvin “Dale” George, 72, of Foxwells passed away peacefully on February 8, 2020, on his 40th wedding anniversary.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Norman B. and Charlotte C. George of Foxwells; and his sister, Norma G. Arnett.
He is survived by his wife, Lillian S. George; two daughters, Maggie Elbourn and her husband, Paul, of Miskimon and Leigh Ann George of Manns Harbor, N.C.; his sister, Gail G. Huff; and brother-in-law, Fred W. Stamm III and his wife, Rose of Richmond; along with numerous nieces and nephews. He has two grandsons that he adored and were his pride and joy, Joseph “Bailey” Elbourn and William Zachary “Zach” Elbourn. Words cannot express the love and devotion he had for his family.
Dale was a fish boat captain for Standard Products until 1985 and returned home to complete his dream of fishing his pound nets, crab pots and gill nets. He was a kind man, a good man, and a strong man who worked incredibly hard all of his life. He always had a joke or story about the past and his grandsons would take such delight in hearing it over and over again.
We will remember the last vacation we all had together and how hard he worked to enjoy it. Without our family it would not have been possible and he so enjoyed his time with them on the Outer Banks.
Dale was taken by a debilitating illness that left him unable to continue his love of working on the water, earning an honest living and being with his family. We will always miss him and remember him with our undying love and devotion.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, February 13, at Currie Funeral Home, Kilmarnock. Interment will follow the service at White Stone Baptist Church Cemetery. Family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, February 12, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury Foundation, 132 Lancaster Drive, Irvington, VA 22480.