Death – Obituary of David George | Fort Scott Biz

Death – Obituary

Leslie “David” “Dee” George was welcomed into the arms of Jesus on December 23, 2021. He was born in Fort Scott, Kansas on December 30, 1942. He graduated from Uniontown High School and Pittsburg State University. He married the love of his life Barbara Irene Davis on June 3, 1962, and she preceded him in death on November 29, 2018. He worked for Phillips 66 in Bartlesville, OK for 28 years. He moved back to Uniontown and worked the next 28 years for Agricultural Engineering Associates in Uniontown, KS.

He was a loyal husband, dad, papa, brother, uncle, employee, and friend. He lived out his marriage vow “til death do us part” in his devotion to Barbara by sitting with her for hours, daily at the nursing home till her death. He loved to work hard and play hard, but he loved his family the most. His motto was “go big or go home!” He was the best Papa by traveling all over for sporting events, plays, or whatever the grandkids were involved in.

He is survived by his daughters Debra Thomas and husband Chad of Bartlesville, OK, daughter Susan (George) Dunkleberger and husband Scott of Edmond, OK; 3 granddaughters Emily and husband Danny of Tulsa, OK; Megan of Bartlesville, OK and Sydney of Edmond, OK and 3 grandsons Davis of Norman, OK, Tyler of Edmond, OK and Noah of Bartlesville, OK. Brothers “Skeet” George, Clare George, John George and wife Mindy, “Bugs” George and wife Mary Ellen, and Joe George and wife Loretta of the Uniontown area; sisters Janie Chisholm of Wichita, KS and “Tues” Andrews and husband Joe of Gas City, KS; numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews (almost too many to count!) In addition to his wife Barbara, he was also preceded in death by his parents, Les and Pauline (Buntain) George; brother Marion George; and several in-laws.

Pastor Ed Sneed will conduct funeral services at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 28, 2021, at the First Church of God in Fort Scott, Kansas. The Family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00p.m., Monday, December 27, 2021, at the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the First Church of God and left in the care of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home, 15 W. Wall St., P.O. Box 309, Fort Scott, Kansas 66701. Condolences may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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What Is An Obituary

In national newspapers an obituary (obit for short) is a news article that reports the recent death of a prominent person. Although it tends to focus on positive aspects of the subject’s life this is not always the case. According to Nigel Farndale, the Obituaries Editor of The Times: “Obits should be life affirming rather than gloomy, but they should also be opinionated, leaving the reader with a strong sense of whether the subject lived a good life or bad; whether they were right or wrong in the handling of their public affairs.”

In local newspapers, an obituary may be published for any local resident upon death. A necrology is a register or list of records of the deaths of people related to a particular organization, group or field, which may only contain the sparsest details, or small obituaries. Historical necrologies can be important sources of information.