George E. Painter

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202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 8/8/2013 14:00:00

Willard OH 44890 8/9/2013 11:00:00

George E. Painter Jr., age 84, of Willard, Ohio passed away Saturday, August 3, 2013 at the Ohio Veterans Home in Sandusky, Ohio. He had resided at OVH since June 20, 2013.
He was born March 16, 1929 in Willard, Ohio to the late Viola Tieman Painter and George E. Painter Sr.
He graduated from Willard High School in 1947 and later attended banking schools at Ohio University and University of Wisconsin.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1950-1952, attaining the rank of Sergeant First Class. His service included 11 months in Korea as an infantryman and later a Medic, being awarded both the Combat Infantryman Badge and the Combat Medical Badge.
He was employed for New Departure-Hyatt Division of General Motors Corporation 1948-1953, the former Willard United Bank from 1953-1989 retiring as Vice President; and the Willard Fire Department from 1953-2011, serving as Chief from 1989 till 1996. He enjoyed deer hunting, watching Willard sports, fixing items and spending time with his children and grandchildren. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Willard. He served as Treasurer for the Willard Chamber of Commerce and Chairman of the Willard City Tree Commission. He served on the Board of Directors and as Treasurer of Hillside Nursing Home. He was a member and Past Exalted Ruler, Treasurer, and Trustee of the Willard Elks #1370. He was a member of the Willard American Legion, Willard VFW and NRA.
George is survived by his wife of 60 years, Naomi (Hendrickson) Painter, whom he married April 25, 1953; his 3 children and their spouses, Mark (Edie) Painter of Willard, OH, Ann Painter of Kettering, OH and Scott (Crystal) Painter of Sunbury, OH. He is survived by his 6 grandchildren; Kent (Becky) Painter of Huron, OH, Ross (Lindsay) Painter of Willard, OH, Carisa Painter of Shelby, OH, Hannah Painter of Wilmington, NC, Holly Painter of Morehead City, NC and Abby Painter of Sunbury, OH.
He is also survived by a brother, Richard A. Painter of Willard, OH a sister, Marge (Painter) Clark of Wheat Ridge, CO as well as several niece, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Dolores (Painter) Watson in 1986, his brother, Duane “Skip” Painter in 2005, brother, Paul Painter in 2005, his mother, Viola Painter in 1976 and his father, George E. Painter Sr. in 1983.
Visitation will be Thursday, August 8, 2013 from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard, Ohio. The funeral service will be Friday, August 9, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Willard, Ohio with Pastor Roger Thompson officiating. Burial will be at the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Willard, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church in Willard, the Willard Fire Fighters Association or to the Stein Hospice in Sandusky, OH. Online condolences may be made to the family at


Thresea Blair - Sep 2, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss.

Sister Diane Hay - Aug 10, 2013

Dear Mrs. Painter and Family,
I want to extend my sympathy to all of you. Know that my prayers are with you at this time. May you know God’s peace and consolation.

Cathy and Robert lang - Aug 8, 2013

Mark and Edie, very sorry for your loss. Fathers are special people and I know you will miss him. Our thoughts and prayers will be with your family.

Jama (Cloncs) Compston - Aug 7, 2013

Dear Naomi, Mark, Scott & Ann, I am so sorry to hear about George’s passing. My sympathy to you all, I know how hard it is losing those we love so much. You are all in my prayers.

Phyllis Recher-Bensley - Aug 7, 2013

I just want the family to know I am so sorry. My prayers are with the family. George is resting now and no longer in pain.

Michael Clark - Aug 7, 2013

My dearest Naomi, Mark, Ann, Scott. Very sorry to hear of George’s passing. He was a fine man, at home and in the community, and good father to all of you. He made a good uncle too! Very sorry that I can’t make the trip from Colorado to pay my respects in person. Please know that he is in my thoughts and fond memories. Please know too, that you all are in my prayers. Hope to see you all one of these days! Mike



Katie Didelot - Aug 6, 2013

To Mark, Edie and Family.. my deepest sympathy goes out to all of you during this time of loss. May all your memories of special times comfort you in the coming days. God bless you all.

beth quedenfeld - Aug 6, 2013

Dear Ann and family, My deepest sympathy to all of you. He was a wonderful Christian family man as evidenced from the obituary and knowing Ann from work. Some glad day we will all be together with Christ in our heavenly home with no pain, tears, suffering, or death. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Sincerely, Beth Quedenfeld

mrs. Gladys Hicks - Aug 5, 2013

Naomi and family , please accept condolences from my family and me. Losing my husband Willis on the 4th of july , we know your sorrow.Please know our prayers are with you and your family. We knew George well and admired him …

Darlene King - Aug 5, 2013

Naomi & family I am so sorry to hear of George’s passing.He was such a wonderful man.I enjoyed working for him while at the Fire Dept.May God Bless You!
Darlene & Newman King

Janet and Roger Hines - Aug 4, 2013

Dear Naomi, Mark, Scott and Ann. Our deepest sympathy in the loss of your husband and father. Prayers for eternal rest and may you and your family find comfort in the memories you’ve shared.

Donna Myers - Aug 3, 2013

Dear Naomi and Family, My deepest sympathy to you and the family with your loss. George is now at peace.