Gary Alan George

December 31, 1958 - December 11, 2020

Gary Alan George, 61, of Beaumont, died Friday, December 11, 2020. He was born on December 31, 1958 to Mary Jane Droke George and Carl Lee George in Beaumont. He received a master’s in education, majoring in Political Science, minoring in History. Gary taught at Hardin-Jefferson Independent School District and Beaumont Independent School District for more than thirty-six years. When he wasn’t teaching, he spent his time in his wood shop or in his kitchen cooking for anybody and everybody.

So many words rush to the mind when trying to convey even an ounce of the force of a man our dad truly is. Epic, selfless, hero, our dad is all of these things, but still so much more. A compass, always guiding us home. Our conscience, always leading us down the right path. Ever our teacher, always capable of offering new and relevant lessons, and made a point to instill in us that knowledge is power. A superhero, who always came through in our distress.

We couldn’t help but be “daddy’s girls.” He was simply always there. He was the best of friends and now the warmest of memories. A friend proctor, reliable safe haven, a strong shoulder, the helping hand, and even the comic relief. An example through actions. The champion of his chosen daughter, Mattie, who’s his first little girl and golden child and oh yeah-they look just alike! Our dad was a larger-than-life character made flesh. This unusual human we get to call our dad. Saying we’re lucky in this regard doesn’t even cover it. As we are facing many uncertainties-we hear you answer daddy, “Yes, this too shall pass!”

Words by Gary – “American by birth, Southern by luck, but TEXAN by the Grace of God.”

“Sorry for the Masks”, Gary.

Survivors include his daughters, Carla Jane George, of Beaumont and Mattie Mae Ham and her husband, Hunter, of Bridge City; son, Jacob Worster, of Tyler; and grandchildren, Joyce Ham and Hazel Ham.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Carl Lee and Mary Jane George and brother, Gordon Lee George.

A gathering of Mr. George’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. His graveside service will be at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, December 17, 2020, at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, 4955 Pine Street, Beaumont.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Association, 1640 North Major Drive #101, Beaumont, Texas 77713 or Texas Children’s Hospital, 6621 Fannin Street, Houston, Texas 77030.

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Graveside Service

Graveside Service
  • 4955 pine street beaumont tx 77703
  • 12/17/2020
  • 2:00 pm

Gathering of Family and Friends

Gathering of Family and Friends
  • 1605 n. major drive beaumont tx 77713
  • 12/16/2020
  • 12:35 pm

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Charlie Nichols

Sorry to here news of his passing.

Teri Deal Livengood

I am so sorry for your loss. I remember Gary’s great sense of humor. He could always make me laugh. My prayers are with the family during this most difficult time.

Peggy Bowman

Mattie and Carla, I’m so very sorry for your loss! Please know you’re both in my prayers.

Amy Briggs

So sorry to hear this sad news. I worked with Gary at Austin Middle School. He was always a pleasure to be around.

Kimber Woodside

I'm so sorry girls! I loved him, he was always my rock. Gary was such a gentle kind soul, to know him was to love him. The world was a better place with him in it. Sending love & prayers. God bless you both.

Hillary Benoit

I worked with your dad at Austin and I loved him so much. He talked about the two of you all the time. My heart hurts and you have all my prayers. He would do ANYTHING to help ANYONE. What a legacy of love to leave.!

Alpha Guillory

I worked with Gary for many years at Austin Middle School.. We worked in the back of the school building when the portable buildings were still there.. He kept strong coffee brewing all day and often brought doughnuts for breakfast. Anyone who knew Gary knew how much he loved his daughters. They were his world. He was kind and generous.. After Hurricane Rita, 15 years ago, he came and put a tarp on my roof because the wind had blown some shingles off. I'll never forget. that.. I pray that God gives Mattie and Carla strength during this difficult time. May Gary rest in God's eternal peace. He is dearly missed.

Joan Key Brandt

So very sorry to hear that Gary has passed. He loved his family and was always fun to be around. I know that he is surrounded by his family in Heaven - God’s comfort to both of his girls.

Eddie & Huiwen Venable

I met Gary & Gordon at French High School. Gary was a good friend, that we all hung out together from school. Grief is what we feel right now. Love you will carry in your heart forever. We all will see him again.

Denise Shaffer

I worked with Mr. George for many years at Austin Middle School. You could always count on Mr. George having a cup of coffee in one hand., and helping others with the other hand. Because, I worked for so many years at Austin, my family also got to meet Mr. George. My husband referred to Mr. George as “The Most Interesting Man” like the commercials. I’m blessed to have known him and could call him my friend. He talked about his beautiful girls all the time. My heart and prayers go out to you.

Tami Harris

I'm so sorry to hear of Mr. George's passing. I have fond memories of him as my Government teacher at Hardin-Jefferson. Praying for your family's peace and comfort.

Connie Mabry

I have many good memories of the years I worked with Gary at Austin Middle School. He was a kind and generous person and was always available to help anyone in need. He loved to cook and share the fruits of his culinary skills. His family is in my prayers. May your memories sustain you. Connie Mabry

Mondie McFaddin

I am so sorry to here of Mr. George’s passing. He was my teacher many many years ago at Hardin Jefferson. He was one of the best teachers I ever had. I always enjoyed his class. May he Rest In Peace.