George, Louis "Rusty" Irving

Date: Friday, January 17, 2014
Time: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Visitation Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Date: Friday, January 17, 2014
Time: 2:00 PM

Service Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Crestview Memorial Park, Haven of Rest Mausoleum, St. Clair, MO

Memorials / Donations:
To The Family


Louis Irving George, known to all as Rusty, of St. Clair, MO, departed this life in St. Clair, surrounded by the love of his family, on January 13, 2014, having reached the age of seventy-one years, ten months and twenty-six days. Rusty was born in Baltimore, MD, on February 18, 1942, son of Merlyn Joseph George, known to all as Bob, and Treva Mae George nee Flora. On February 17, 1973, he was united in marriage to Iris Mary Henderson and three children came to bless this union.

Rusty is survived by his wife, Iris George of St. Clair, MO; by his children, Kellie Rodrigue and husband, Dereck, of Pacific, MO, Craig George of St. Clair and Ashley George of St. Clair; by two grandchildren, Kelder Rodrigue of Pacific and Grayson Langan of St. Clair; by his mother-in-law, Elsie Stahlman of St. Clair; by three brothers, Douglas “Dutch” George and wife, Judy, of St. Clair, Robert “Bobby Jo” George of St. Clair and Kirk George and wife, Cindy, of Union, MO; by two sisters, Ina Smith and husband, George, of Cadet, MO and Treva McEuen and husband, Billy, of St. Clair; by brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, great and great-great-nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.

Rusty was preceded in death by his parents, Bob George and Treva George Wampler; by his step-father, Edwin Wampler; and by one brother, John J. George.

Rusty was a Christian and member of Victory Church in St. Clair, MO. After graduating high school he had furthered his education, receiving his Associates Degree in Business Management. Rusty had made the military his career in life, enlisting in the United States Army on February 9, 1968 and retiring as a Master Sergeant on November 30, 1986, having served in the Vietnam War. He was honored to have received both a Silver Star and a Bronze Star Medal. Rusty enjoyed many hobbies and interests during his life, but especially liked to hunt and fish. Camping with his family was another of his hobbies and he liked to cook. Nothing made him happier than the time spent with his children and grandchildren, as each of them held a special place in his heart. Rusty had a keen sense of humor and loved to tease and joke. He never knew a stranger and was always willing to lend a helping hand to others.

A loving and devoted husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, son-in-law, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, great and great-great-uncle, cousin and friend, he will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved him.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM on Friday, January 17, 2014, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO with Pastor Charles Keith officiating. Entombment with full military honors was held at Crestview Memorial Park Haven of Rest Mausoleum in St. Clair, MO. Memorials may be made to the family.