Ray Lee George, 82, formerly of Bloomington, entered into eternity from his Freetown home on Friday, March 20, 2020. He was the 1938 Lawrence County New Year’s baby and was the firstborn son of his biological father, Clyde George and Helen (Cain) and was raised by his mother and father Earl Hillenburg. Following an idyllic childhood spent in the woods hunting and building “log cabins”, Ray married-then later divorced- Lois (Lady) with whom he had three children. In the 1980s he was introduced by his daughters to his future wife, Sue (Cox) whom he married on July 31, 1986. She preceded him in death in 2010.
Survivors include a son, Steven (Becky) George of Bloomfield and 2 daughters, Cheryl (Terry) Long of Freetown and Tami (Brad) Freeman of Bloomington, 15 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, sister Linda (Robert) Wootton of Nashville and several surviving siblings on his biological father’s side: Candace Davis, Linda Watson, Kenny George and Alan George. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, parents, 4 sisters and a brother.
Ray was an amazing stone mason who is responsible for stone work on many homes and buildings in and around the Bloomington and Nashville areas. At the age of 65, he began construction on his final masterpiece; a log home in Freetown that he built with his wife that includes a beautiful stone fireplace.
He will best be remembered for telling stories of “the good old days” and by his strong determination and common-sense wisdom.
Due to the ongoing national health emergency, the family has chosen a private visitation and funeral service with burial to follow at Christiansburg Cemetery. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date for all to attend.
Memorials may be given to Freetown Freedom Festival in care of Spurgeon Funeral Home, Inc.
Online condolences, photos and memories may be shared with family and friends at www.spurgeonfh.com