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William Garland George

William Garland George, 72, passed away Friday, June 2, 2023 at the VA Medical Center, Lexington, KY.
Garland was born October 2, 1950 in Paris, KY to the late Everett and Gladys George.
Garland is survived by his wife of 52 years, Jo Ann George; one sister, Paula (Darrell) Brown; three children, Amy (Sean) Brady, Bradley (Michelle) George and Bree (Chris) Garrison; seven grandsons, Connor (Kailynn) Brady, Cameron Brady, Grant (Keelin) Garrison, Samuel Garrison, Jack Garrison, Merrick George and Atticus George; one great-granddaughter, Margot Brady, and numerous extended family.
He graduated from Bourbon County High School where he played baseball, football and basketball. He was an Army veteran. He spent summers working in tobacco with his father and grandfather. He worked for the railroad for a couple of years. He also worked as a blacksmith for about 25 years in the Bluegrass area with Eddie Calvert and Greg Lynch. He had a trophy engraving business with partner David Brown and provided trophies for several years. Garland ran the Paris Little League Program for 17 years with the help of his family and friends. He had a lawn care business for several years. “Driver” played softball for many years with several different teams, T&K, Old South and Ky Sporting Goods being a few. He was an avid member of the Paris City Club and could be found there most mornings. Big Papaw enjoyed nothing more than watching his grandsons play sports and spending time with his family.
Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 AM Thursday June 8, 2023 at the Catholic Church of the Annunciation, 1007 Main St., Paris, KY.
Visitation was from 5-9 PM Wednesday June 7, 2023 at the church.
Pallbearers were Bradley George, Connor and Cameron Brady, and Grant, Samuel and Jack Garrison.
Honorary pallbearers were Wayne Kendall, Ricky Pridemore, Barry Barnes, Jackie McCloud, Jason Ford, Ricky Chestine, Buz and Graham Burns, Joe Puckett, Jerry Allen, Bob Thompson, Jimmy LeMaster, Henry Norris, John Vance, The Pups, Travis Earlywine, Jason Hayes, the City Club Members.
Memorials may take the form of contributions to the Garland George Baseball Scholarship, C/O Traditional Bank, Paris, KY.
The funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Lusk-McFarland Funeral Home, 1120 Main St., Paris, KY.
The online guestbook is at and a 24-hour funeral information line can be reached by calling 859-987-4387.


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