November 23, 2012

George W. Stallings Jr.

George W. Stallings Jr., born April 15, 1924 in Seal Beach, CA, passed from this life on November 12, 2012 at his home in Upper Ojai, CA, where he lived with his daughter and son-in-law. George moved to Santa Paula at the age of two and lived there most of his life. He was an optimistic, caring and trusting soul who found good in all those he knew.

In 1947 he married Shirley Buttles and was married for 56 years when Shirley passed away in 2004. They had three children, Helen, James R., and David.

In his younger years he loved hunting and fishing, and only stopped when his health prevented him from it. George and Shirley square danced for many years and had numerous good friends who shared their enthusiasm for the activity. For over 20 years George was his wife’s caretaker, as she suffered from multiple sclerosis. He was an active member of the First Southern Baptist Church in Santa Paula for many years.

George was a World War II veteran, serving in the Pacific Theatre. He was a lineman electrician by trade and a member of the IBEW local 952 for over 55 years.

George was predeceased by his wife Shirley and son David. Also preceding him from life are his parents, George W. Stallings Sr. and Anna M. Duncan, his brother James E. Stallings, and sister Helen M. Bright. George is survived by daughter Helen (Philip), son James R. (Barbara), granddaughters Sarah and Kathryn Schmit, three nieces and a nephew, and his lifelong friend Norman Stiles.

A celebration of George’s life will take place on December 22, 2012. If you knew George or his family and would like to join us for this celebration, contact us at 805-525-5985 for details.

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