George Edwin Strain was a beloved husband, father, brother, uncle, and grandfather. God called him home on October 14, 2021 at the age of 83.
Born in Swink, Oklahoma, George was the second son of Edwin and Elsie Mae Strain. He was raised in Dallas, Texas, then moved to Valliant, Oklahoma, and retired in Hallsville, Texas.
George was a skilled mason belonging to the Bricklayers Allied Craftsmen Union. He had been a member since 1959. Some of his most notable works include: the old Texas Rangers stadium, Skyline High School, the stone work on the Anatole Hotel, and the old UNT Stadium. Despite all of these amazing achievements, his most notable work was being asked by Bea Pilgrim to build the prayer chapel in Pittsburgh, Texas. He also served as Chief of Police for the city of Kleberg, Texas. He also belonged to the volunteer fire department in Kleberg, Texas.
He married Mozelle White in January of 1961. They were married for 56 years before her passing in 2017. Together they raised 4 children, and were blessed with 11 grandchildren, 9 great children, and 4 great great grandchildren.
George was an avid gardener who loved hunting, fishing, as well as traveling to Colorado and New Mexico. He will be greatly missed on this Earth, but we will rejoice with all of Heaven that he has made it home.
George was preceded in death by his wife, Mozelle Strain; parents, Edwin and Elsie Mae Strain brothers, Bobby; Billy; and Danny Strain; and his grandson David Butler.
George is survived by his daughter, Sherry and husband Mark Butler of Carrollton, Texas; sons, Bill Crumrine of Elysian Fields, Texas; Randy Strain of Hallsville, Texas; and Bradley and wife Amy Strain of Center, Texas; grandchildren, Dustin and wife Calli Brown; Rachel and husband Ryan Donner; Angie Crumrine; Kasey and husband Ricky Knighton; Crystal Crumine; Amy Holmes and husband Kiante, Sr.; Kyle Crumine and wife Jessica; Mackenzie Strain; Donnie Strain; and Mercedes Strain; great grandchildren, Brooke Brown; Bailey Brown; Ashton Donner; Hayden and his wife Mia Case; Jordan Crumine; Breeona Fisher; Jaida Crumine; Kiante Holmes, Jr.; and Ara Holmes; great great grandchildren, Paisley Case; Olivia Case; Tatum Patton; and Aiden Veno.
The family will receive friends for a time of visitation on Thursday, October 21, 2021 from 5:00-7:00pm at The Cammack Family Welch Funeral Home. A Life Celebration will be held on Friday, October 22, 2021 at 11:00am at Woodland Hills Baptist Church.
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