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Lawrence Michael George

March 8, 1935 ~ February 22, 2024 (age 88) 88 Years Old

Lawrence George Obituary

Lawrence "Larry" George, 88, of Beckley, WV passed away peacefully Thursday, February 22nd, surrounded by his loving family, after a brief and sudden illness.

Larry is survived by his beloved daughter Beverly George Mamone of Beckley, grandson and best friend Tony Culicerto, his wife Angela and their sons Alex and Evan of Charlotte, NC; granddaughter Talia Mamone Pollok, her husband Spencer and their son Maxwell of Lynchburg, VA, grandson, Robert "Casey" Nasby of Beckley, granddaughter, Courtney Nasby of Wheeling, WV, and Patricia Weeks George, mother of his children and dear friend. Larry was predeceased by his cherished wife Carole Warren, daughter, Lynn George Nasby, mother, Adele George, father George D. George and brother, George George. Larry is also survived by Carole Warren's children, Danette and Danny and was preceded in death by Carole's daughter, Lynn.

Larry was born to George D. and Adele George on March 8th, 1935. Sadly, George D. passed away of a sudden heart attack at the young age of 25. Larry, his brother George, and mother Adele joined her parents, Mary and Daib George in their Lilly Street home for the remainder of their childhood. Larry attended Woodrow Wilson High School and briefly attended Marshall University. He returned to Beckley to work alongside his family in their thriving, downtown Beckley business, The Beckley Department Store. The business, started by Daib George in 1915, grew to become one of Beckley's premier clothiers known for high-quality merchandise and impeccable customer service. In 1936, the Beckley Department Store evolved into the luxury women's clothing boutique, George's Fashions. Larry, along with his daughters, uncles, and cousins, ran this business and faithfully served the Beckley community for over 80 years.

After George's Fashions closed its doors in 2000, Larry went on to use his charm and talent for outstanding customer service to help his wife, Carole, run her family's business, Warrenizing Cleaners of Beckley and Beaver. In addition to running the business, Larry and Carole enjoyed traveling and cooking together for friends and family. But most importantly being present for and involved in the lives of their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Nothing was more important to Larry than the health and well-being of his family of which he was so proud.

Larry was a devoted member of the St. Nicholas Orthodox Church of Beckley, WV. This spiritual community provided joy, friendship, belonging, and guidance for the majority of Larry's life. It was also a wonderful place for Larry to share his culinary talent for and love of Lebanese cuisine for all churchgoers to enjoy.

Larry will be remembered by all who knew him as a true gentleman who was uncommonly kind, generous with his time and resources, a devout man of faith, a loyal friend but, most importantly, a selfless and loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

Our family is grateful for the support of the Beckley community, the people of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, and the CCU nursing staff at Raleigh General Hospital for your loving care of Larry.

The funeral will be Thursday, February 29th at 11:00 am in the St. Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church, 211 South Heber St., Beckley. The burial will follow in the George family plot at Sunset Memorial Park. Larry will lie in repose on Wednesday evening from 6 to 8:00 pm in St. Nicholas, where his family will be receiving friends. The Trisagion prayer service will be held at 7:30 pm.

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
February 28, 2024

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
St. Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church
211 Heber Street
Beckley, WV 25801

Funeral
Thursday
February 29, 2024

11:00 AM to TBD
St. Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church
211 Heber Street
Beckley, WV 25801

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