George Edward Velasquez, 65, of Orange, passed away Aug. 31, at Christus Hospital-St. Mary in Port Arthur.

A memorial service will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 6, at Little Cypress Baptist Church, with Pastor David Turner officiating. A gathering of family and friends will be from 1:00 p.m. until service time at the church on Saturday.

Born in Galena Park, on May 3, 1949, he was the son of Robert J. Velasquez and Ruth (Peckham) Velasquez. George retired from Christus Hospital-St. Mary as the Director of Business Services and was a member of Little Cypress Baptist Church. He enjoyed woodworking, building computers, genealogy, science-fiction movies and spending time with family and friends.  He was also a volunteer at Orange Christian Services.

George is preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Rebecca Velasquez; and his brother, Robert J. Velasquez, Jr.

He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Connie Velasquez; daughter, Hattie Davidson, and husband, Bo, of Washington, Tx; sons, Jason Velasquez, and wife, Ruthie, of League City, and Brian Varney of Orange; grandchildren: Haley Davis; Rebecca LaFon and husband, Aaron; April Davidson; Katie Davidson; Sarah Davidson; Sabrina Davidson; Eli Davidson; Mia Velasquez; and Natalie Varney.

George is also survived by his sister, Christine Savant, of Port Arthur; nieces and nephews: Kathy Pollock; Kim Carranco, and husband, Adrian; Danny Godfrey and wife, Ruth; and David Godfrey.