George C. Edgerton

George C. Edgerton

October 31, 1919 — April 12, 2018

George C. Edgerton, of Round Rock and formerly of Horseshoe Bay, Texas, passed away on April 12, 2018, at the age of 98. He was born in El Paso, Texas, on Oct. 31, 1919, to parents Elsie Louise (Noble) and Charles Abel Edgerton.

George married Lillian Jeanette Gunter on July 5, 1939, and had six children. They celebrated 30 years together until Lillian’s passing in 1969. George later married Betty Ann Bradley and gained two stepsons.

After obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from New Mexico School of Mines, George went to work for Humble Oil and Refining Co., later to become Exxon Corp., as a petroleum engineer. He retired as district superintendent in 1979 after 40 years of service.

While living in Abilene, he was an executive member of the United Way and found great joy in his service to others. George had many hobbies including his favorites, fishing, hunting, and golfing. He was an avid gardener and founder of the Horseshoe Bay Community Garden.

He was an active member of St. Paul The Apostle Church in Horseshoe Bay, and up to the age of 88, he spent many hours delivering Meals on Wheels to the “elderly” of his community. He also served on the MUD Board and the POA of Horseshoe Bay.

Some of his greatest joys came when the family and grandkids came to Horseshoe Bay creating lifelong memories by playing tennis, swimming, putting on plays, singing and fishing. His children gifted him with a golf cart when he retired and there were many rides, parades and driving experiences throughout the years.

Preceding George in death are his wives, Lillian Gunter Edgerton and Betty Ann Bradley Edgerton; his son George Gunter Edgerton; and granddaughter Anna Kathleen Edgerton Woods.

Survivors include children, Joleen Edgerton Boyer and husband Gerald, Gerald Craige Edgerton and wife Jan, Frederick Thomas Edgerton and wife Claudia, Mark Andrew Edgerton and wife Sarah, Richard Vincent Edgerton and wife Mary Beth, and Sally Edgerton, wife of George Gunter Edgerton (deceased); stepsons, Balon Buchanan Bradley and wife Anne, and Barrett Blake Bradley; 13 grandchildren; 3 step grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.

The family will accept visitors from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, with a recitation of the rosary to begin at 7 p.m. at Beck Funeral Home, Round Rock. A funeral mass will take place at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 19, at St. William Catholic Church, Round Rock, with reception to follow. A private interment will take place at Elmwood Memorial Park, Abilene, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions in George’s name to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul at P.O. Box 81511, Austin, TX 78708.

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