George R. Eskew

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George R. Eskew, 70, of Hewitt, Texas and a native of Jena, passed away Friday morning, April 19, 2019, surrounded by his family.

He was born September 7, 1948, in Jena, the son of the late George Willard and Rita Imelda (Eubanks) Eskew. He was a 1967 graduate of Jena High School.

George continued his education at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches. On August 21, 1969, he entered to serve his country in the United States Air Force until his honorable discharge May 6, 1975.

On August 15, 1981, he married the former Trudy Ann Chasson in Jena. For over fifteen years, George was branch manager of Sam’s Club in Waco. Throughout his life, he enjoyed collecting guns and was a member of the National Rifle Association. He was an avid Midway Panther football supporter, having not missed a home game in twenty-nine years.

Services were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 27, at Grace Gardens Funeral Home Chapel in Waco, Texas, with Rev. Roy Marshall officiating.

Interment, with full Air Force military honors, followed in the Waco Memorial Park, under direction of Grace Gardens Funeral Home of Waco.

Survivors include his wife, Trudy Eskew of Hewitt; two daughters, Jennifer Smith and husband Clint, and Ashlie Hurt and husband Bobby; three sisters, Gerry Eskew, Sandra Benningfieled, and Jane Terrell and husband Tommy; grandchildren, Gage Smith, Riley Smith, Cooper Smith, Brayden Hurt and Alex Hurt.

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