George M. Hare, 78, of Orange, Texas, passed away on November 5, 2019, at his home.  

 

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 9, 2019, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Pastor Jay Thomas. Interment will be at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, at Camp Ruby Cemetery near Livingston, Texas.

 

Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

 

Born in Orange, Texas, on July 26, 1941, he was the youngest of 14 siblings born to Henry and Easter Shepard Hare. He grew up on the family farm in Orange. George started rodeoing as a teenager where he made lifelong friends. He married the love of his life, Claudine, and made their home in Orange. He loved home and his family and friends; but his grandkids, great-grandkids, and great-great-grandkids were his pride and joy. George enjoyed working with and helping youth learn to ride bulls and bareback horses as well as working with show animals. He had a passion for music and enjoyed singing and playing his fiddle. George was a devoted member of MacArthur Heights Baptist Church where he loved his church family and spent many years worshipping and volunteering. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

 

George was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Easter Hare; brothers, Elzy, Henry, Jr., Herchel, Van, Alton, and Thomas; sisters, Martha Bailey, Addie Venable, Laura Johnson, Bessie Permenter, Lily McGuire, and Opal Owens; daughter, Rhonda Gann; and his granddaughter, Ashley Lawrence.

 

Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife, Claudine Hare; son, Arnold Majors and Sherry; grandchildren, Katie Venable and J.R., Cheyenne Warthen and Josh, and Chas Majors and Loran; great-grandchildren, Austin Borel and Ali, Carter Warthen, Patrick Lawrence, Coree Majors, Charlee Majors, and Carley Warthen; great-great-granddaughter, Jacelyn Borel; sister, Karen Ratcliff; and lifetime friend, David Cook; along with many other loving family and friends.

 

Serving as pallbearers will be J.B. Aven, Donny Ratcliff, Shawn Hare, Ed Worthy, Charles Bailey, and Keith Bailey.  Honorary pallbearers are George’s nephews, along with Mike Sulsar and Lewis Williams.