George Samuel Wolfe, 99, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 1:21 p.m. on Monday, May 30, 2016 at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City.
He was born July 13, 1916 in Webb City, Missouri, a son of the late Morris Harrison and Gertrude (Freeman) Wolfe.
He married Juanita Louise (Betts) Wolfe on September 14, 1940 in Granite City and she passed away on July 4, 2002.
He was a carpenter by trade and worked in general contracting for nearly 80 years.
He retired in 1989 from M.H. Wolfe & Company in Granite City and was proud to be a dedicated member of the Carpenter's Union for over 75 years. He was proud of his many construction jobs throughout the area.
The United States Navy veteran proudly served his country with the Construction Battalion during World War II. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans and enjoyed attending the annual reunions of the Construction Battalions.
He was an avid bowler and received many trophies and awards through the years. He enjoyed all sports and enjoyed his years of playing ball and throwing darts. He will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends.
He is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Georgia L. and Rev. Lee Jackson of Wood River, Sharon and Thomas Mahoney Sr. of Vista, California and Mary L. and Charles Thomas of Tampa, Florida; one son and daughter-in-law, David S. and Janis Wolfe of Granite City; sixteen grandchildren; thirty three great grandchildren; one brother, Jack Wolfe of Norfolk, Virginia; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.
In addition to his beloved wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Judith C. Berner; a great grandson; three brothers, Freeman, Robert and Glen Wolfe and two sisters, Muriel Lindsay and Ruth Abbott.
In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Friday, June 3, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. until time of funeral service at 12:00 noon with Reverend Lee Jackson and Reverend Thomas Mahoney Sr. officiating.
Burial with full military honors will be at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.
Memorials may be made to the GracePoint Church in Granite City or to the Disabled American Veterans and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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