He was born November 29, 1926 to the late Anna (Cassidy) George.
A 1945 graduate of Oil Township School, Jim was a veteran of the Air Force. He had worked at Tell City Chair Company for 15 years and retired from National South Wire Aluminum after 18 years. He was a member of St. Augustine Church, serving on the Parrish Council, American Legion Post #213, Moose Lodge, served on the Perry Central School Board and Central Perry Fire Dept, where he served as President for several years. He enjoyed word puzzles and gardening.
Surviving are his children; Fred George of Leopold and Diane (Rob, Sr.) Royer of Tell City; step-children, Daryl (Jeanne) Jones of Georgetown, KY, Sheila (Dave) Rearden of Tell City and Jeff (Betty) Jones of Tell City; sisters, Alice Cassidy of Tell City and Sister Eulalie O. Carm. of West Palm, FL; grandchildren, Eric George, Jaime Roark, Dana Hubert, Rob Royer, Jr., and Matt Royer; step-grandchildren, Kristen Farr, Chad and Jeremy Jones; Great- grandchildren, Terissa, Makenzy, Kaden, Alyssa, Dylan, Gage and Philip and step great-grandchildren, Samantha, Kaelin, Jabie, Madelyn and Evelyn .
He is preceded in death by first wife, Inez (Sweat) George; second wife, Virginia (Bolin) George; sons, Mike and Don George; grandson, Brandon George; step granddaughter, Jennifer Jones; his mother Anna Cassidy and step father, Albert Cassidy; a sister Evelyn Lasley.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 AM CST on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at St. Augustine Catholic Church. Father Brian Esarey will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be at Zoercher-Gillick Funeral Home on Monday from 2:00-8:00PM and Tuesday from 8:30-9:15AM at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Augustine Cemetery Fund.