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George R. Eskew of Hewitt passed away Friday morning Apr. 19, 2019, surrounded by his family. Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M. Sat. April 27, 2019, at Grace Gardens Funeral Home Chapel, 8220 Woodway Dr. with Rev. Roy Marshall officiating. Interment, Air Force Honors, will follow in Waco Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 P.M. Friday in the chapel Grace Gardens Funeral Home.
Mr. Eskew was born Sept. 7, 1948, in Jena, Louisiana, the son of the late George Willard and Rita Imelda (Eubanks) Eskew where he was a 1967 graduate of Jena High school. He continued his education at North Western State University in Louisiana. On August 21, 1969, he entered to serve his country in the United States Air Force until his honorable discharge May 6, 1975.
On August 15, 1981, he married the former Trudy Ann Chasson in Jena, Louisiana. For over fifteen years, George was branch manager of Sam’s Club in Waco. Throughout his life, he enjoyed collecting guns and was a member of the National Rifle Association. He was an avid Midway Panther Football supporter, having not missed a home game in twenty-nine years.
Survivors include his wife Trudy; two daughters, Jennifer Smith and husband Clint, Ashlie Hurt and husband Bobby; three sisters, Gerry Eskew, Sandra Benningfieled, Jane Terrell and husband Tommy; Grandchildren, Gage Smith, Riley Smith, Cooper Smith, Brayden Hurt and Alex Hurt.
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