Ricky George, 39, of Orange, passed away April 12, at his home in Orange.

Funeral services will be 3:00 PM, Monday, April 18, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be the Rev. Jeff Bell. Burial will follow at Orange Forest Lawn in Orange. Visitation will be from 4:00-10:00 PM, Sunday, April 17, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Born in Orange, February 13, 1977, he was the son of Richard Paul George, Jr. and Margaret Ann (Shafer) George. Ricky attended West Orange-Stark and graduated in 1995. He was an avid trumpet player for the high school band and was very artistic. He worked at The Oaks and for Altus Hospice as a hospice nurse and would help out with fundraising. He was always willing to help out anywhere he could. He loved his family dearly. He was a wonderful father and he adored his children very much. Ricky was a huge Dallas Cowboys fan, an avid fisherman and everywhere he went he was the life of the party. He will be truly missed by everyone who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Richard P. George, Sr. and Lenora George and uncle, Keith George.

He is survived by his parents, Richard and Margaret George; grandparents, Ira and Maryann Zerko; children, Brooklyn Shae George and Camiron Alexander George; brother, Christopher George; aunts and uncles, Sarah McClendon and husband Dean, Craig and Christy George, Walter Shafer, James Shafer, Carl Shafer and Cindy Zerko and many cousins.

Serving as pallbearers will be Chad Porterfield, Randal Solis, Chris George, Billy Grogan, Dean McClendon, Justin Dalrymple, Andrew Vallery, David Zerko and Jesse Bond.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at 700 North St, Beaumont, TX 77701.