Captain George William German

Captain George William German, 80, of Ravenswood, WV, passed away on December 25, 2018, at his home.

He was born on June 19, 1938, in Point Pleasant, WV, son of the late Guy and Ann Oliver German.

He was a captain on the Ohio River, towboater for 42 years. He loved his children and grandchildren.

George is survived by his son, George R. German and his wife Jeana; daughter, Sandra McDade; mother of his children, Bonnie German; grandchildren, Cara Eades and her husband Ian, Sam German, and Dalton Sayre; step grandchildren, Michael and Freddie Beegle; great grandchild, Daniel Eades; several nieces and nephews; and his life companion, Kay Gould, with whom he shared his home.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by many friends through the years, several loved nieces, nephews and cousins, one brother, Bob German, and two sisters, Patty Forshee and Barbara Harper.

A graveside memorial service conducted by Pastor Carl “Boxer” Swisher will be held on Friday, January 11, 2019, at 1:00 pm at Jordan Baptist Church Cemetery in Gallipolis Ferry, WV.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Hazel Brammer, 189 Miller Addition Road, Ravenswood, WV, 26164.

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