George W. Childers, 93, of 1520 Highpoint Avenue, Kingsport, Sullivan Co TN, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, December 1, 2010, at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center following a brief illness.
Born in Kingsport, TN, he had resided in Kingsport all of his life. George was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Marine Corp. and had retired from Eastman Chemical Company. He was a member of Apostolic Lighthouse Church and enjoyed gardening and fishing.
George was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jo Childers; three daughters, Carolyn Taylor, Elizabeth Lane, and Elaine Childers; parents, Bill and Carrie Childers; and two brothers, Frankie Childers and Raymond Childers.
Survivors include his son, Sam Childers and former wife Terry, of Kingsport, TN; seven grandchildren, Tina Lane, Wayne Childers, Sam Childers, Jr., Tracy Lane, Chad Lane, Elaine Crawford, and Michael Taylor; fifteen great-grand- children; several great-great grandchildren; nieces and nephews; special friends, Jim and Freda Castle, and a host of friends at Fanslers Campground.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., on Friday, December 3, 2010, at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., on Saturday, December 4, 2010, at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, with Pastor David Peters officiating.
Burial will follow at Oak Hill Memorial Park.
Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the Childers family.