George Earl Weston, retired Pastor, went to his heavenly home on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 after a valiant battle with failing health. His devotion to his family and firm belief in God supported him in his struggle and ultimately gave him peace. He was 80 years young.
From his birth on Sunday, November 19, 1939 to his death on Wednesday he nourished people around him with his smile, joy, love, compassion, and faith. He was born in Bartlesville, Oklahoma to Edgar Earl and Geraldine Melody (Cox) Weston and welcomed home by sister Carolyn. He started school close to home, moving to the farm in 3rd grade. Later, the family moved to Indiana for a few years before returning to the farm. George completed High School at Copan, Okla., graduating in 1958.
On August 11, 1961 he married his forever love and favorite school teacher, Miss Janice I. O’Neil in Dewey, Okla. He went on to graduate from the Ozark Christian College in Joplin, Missouri with a Master’s Degree in Theology and accepted a position at Galesburg, Kansas. George served his first congregation for over three years. During this time, the couple was blessed with a daughter, Jennifer and a son, Andrew completed the family.
Together over the last 58 years, he and Jan raised their children with patience, discipline and humility. George was an educator and mentor at heart. He was kind, soft-spoken, and always had time to answer a question or solve a problem, no matter how small. He encouraged his children to explore the beauty of the gospels, leading his son, Andy, to become a pastor for a time.
In 1966, George accepted the call to his second church, First Christian Church in Fairfax. Little did anyone realize he would spend a lifetime serving his Lord through his dedication to his congregation and his new hometown.
We know what a great man he was in his love of God and people. Ordinarily, a Pastor spends endless hours at church camp, visiting the sick, witnessing to individuals, baptisms, marriages, funerals, and preparing sermons. George didn’t stop there⎯he was one of the community’s greatest assets.
He was an active member of many organizations, served on several boards, held multiple offices, and participated in many committees. We hope to list most of them here, if you find something we missed please overlook it, we know George would.
Pastor of the First Christian Church, Fairfax Okla. 1966-2006 (40 years)
Fairfax Area Chamber of Commerce
Fairfax Senior Citizen’s Board
IEC Foundation, Inc., Operation Round-Up ® Program (Retired this year)
Fairfax Public Library Board Member
Fairfax Historical Society Member and instrumental with Fairfax Museum
Youth Services of Osage County from Pawhuska Okla.
Masonic Lodge Grayhorse #124 – Chaplain
The Housing Authority of Osage County honored George by naming their Fairfax Addition in his honor.
George was an avid Osage County history buff, outdoorsman, and enjoyed hunting, golfing, gunsmithing, and photography.
Some of his favorite times around town were spent: over a cup of coffee at the drug store; announcing Friday night Red Devil football games; the MC for the Christmas parade and Christmas Merchant drawings; and most recently, his 80th birthday bash at the church Sunday, November 3, 2019 with 200 plus guests in attendance!
Survivors include his wife, Jan of the home; Jennifer (David) Hutchison of Ralston; Andy Weston of Fairfax; grandchildren, Naaman (Adrienne) Weston, Jordan (Nikki) Weston, Jake Hutchison, Bryan (Trina) Hutchison, Faith (Craig) Chappell, and Katie Hutchison; 13 great grandchildren; sister Carolyn (George) Kelly of Bartlesville; many nieces, nephews and a caring community from all around the Fairfax area.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Viewing will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat., Dec. 21 at the Funeral Home Chapel. Sunday 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the First Christian Church.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 23, 2019 at the Woodland High School Auditorium, 100 N. 6th Street, Fairfax. Pastor Russell Hughes will officiate. Burial will follow at the Fairfax City Cemetery under the care of the Hunsaker Wooten Funeral Home.
If so desired, donations in memory of George may be sent to the First Christian Church or Fairfax Community Hospital.
The Weston family would like to extend our gratitude to all the staff at the Fairfax Community Hospital and our community for their attentiveness and loving care given George.
Condolences and memories are gladly accepted at www.hunsakerwootenfuneralhome.com
No one else can fill the spaces you left behind, thank-you George.
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First Christian Church
160 North 4th, Fairfax OK 74637
Fairfax Community Hospital
40 Hospital Road, Fairfax OK 74637