George Lawrence Wolfe, Sr, 83 of Nellis went home to be with his Lord on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 with his family and cat Molly by his side. To his family and friends, George was known as “Blackeye”. Blackeye was a Christian.
Blackeye served in the US Army from February 1951 to February 1953 and was a member of the 1353 Laborers International Union of North America.
Blackeye was the son of the late Herbert and Mary Wolfe of Costa.
Blackeye was preceded in death by his loving wife of 59 years, Wanda Lucille Wolfe in 2008, his eldest son George Lawrence Wolfe, Jr., in 2010. Eight brothers and sisters, Charles Wolfe, Donald Wolfe, Judith Conley, Sadie Zirkle, Edith Hutton, Edna Zirkle, Eleanor “Jimmy” Graley, and Rose Proctor.
Blackeye is survived by his sister, Maggie Graley of Alum Creek, five children, Sue Mooney (Randy) of Peytona, Roger Wolfe (Tanya) of Nellis, Debi Kinder (Randell) of Ashford, Angie Wolfe of Peytona and Patricia Jordan (fianc’e Tony Addison) of Prince, Daughter in law Libby Wolfe and his special friend of the family Teresa Jarrell.
Surviving grandchildren are Christy Thomas of Peytona, Sherri Armstrong (David) of Ashford, Tabitha Parcell (Britt) of Lewisburg, Stacy Hall (Mike) of Nellis, Rachel Hager (Timmy) of Nellis, Roger Wolfe (Kimmie) of Conway SC, Josaiah Kinder of Charleston, Bethany and Tessa Kinder of Ashford.
Blackeye had nine great grandchildren who loved him dearly. McKenzie and Matthew Thomas, Sydney Perdue, Ethan Barker and Rileigh Reed, Elyssa and TJ Hager, and Anika and Taryn Wolfe.
Blackeye enjoyed going to his camp in Pocahontas County and working in his garden. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He was loved by all.
Pallbearers: Matt Thomas, David Armstrong, Britt Parcell, Mike Hall, Timmy Hager and Josaiah Kinder.
The funeral will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, February 25, 2012 at Curry Funeral Home; 2097 Childress Rd Alum Creek with Pastors Randell Kinder and Danny Kinder Sr. officiating. Final resting place will be at Barker Cemetery in Ashford with military rites conducted by the Alum Creek VFW Post 4768. Friends and family may gather Friday, February 24, 2012 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the funeral home.
The family would like to extend their gratitude to Ashton Care Center, Dr. Triplett, the ICU and PCU staff at St. Francis Hospital, and Hospice Care for taking great care of Dad.