George Samuel Wolfe, 99, of Granite City, passed away at 1:21 p.m. Monday, May 30, 2016, at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City.
He was born July 13, 1916, in Webb City, Mo., a son of the late Morris Harrison and Gertrude (Freeman) Wolfe. He married Juanita Louise (Betts) Wolfe on Sept. 14, 1940, in Granite City and she passed away on July 4, 2002.
George was a carpenter by trade and worked in general contracting for nearly 80 years. He retired in 1989 from M.H. Wolfe & Company in Granite City and was proud to be a dedicated member of the Carpenter’s Union for more than 75 years. He was proud of his many construction jobs throughout the area. The United States Navy veteran proudly served his country with the Construction Battalion during World War II. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans and enjoyed attending the annual reunions of the Construction Battalions. He was an avid bowler and received many trophies and awards through the years. He enjoyed all sports and enjoyed his years of playing ball and throwing darts. He will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends.
He is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Georgia L. and the Rev. Lee Jackson of Wood River, Sharon and Thomas Mahoney Sr. of Vista, Calif., and Mary L. and Charles Thomas of Tampa, Fla.; one son and daughter-in-law, David S. and Janis Wolfe of Granite City; 16 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; one brother, Jack Wolfe of Norfolk, Va.; many nieces and nephews; other extended family and friends.
In addition to his beloved wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Judith C. Berner; a great-grandson; three brothers, Freeman, Robert and Glen Wolfe; and two sisters, Muriel Lindsay and Ruth Abbott.
In celebration of his life, visitation will be 10 a.m. until time of funeral service at noon Friday, June 3, 2016, at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City, with the Rev. Lee Jackson and the Rev. Thomas Mahoney Sr. officiating. Burial with full military honors will be at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon. Memorials may be made to the GracePoint Church in Granite City or to the Disabled American Veterans and may be accepted at the funeral home; www.irwinchapel.com.