William Donald “Billy Don” George Jr., 58, of Midland, Texas, died unexpectedly Jan. 12, 2021, shortly after midnight.
Mr. George was born June 6, 1962, in Guntersville to William Donald George Sr. and Susie Wauline Leak Snow George.
He graduated from Midland High School in 1980. He attended college on a music scholarship, but chose a different path to begin his career in the injection moulding industry. He built a successful career in this field that spanned over 30 years. He began work in this field with his brother, Roger, at Moulding Specialists Inc. in Houston. He moved on from there to work for other companies including Technology Moulding Plastics, Hi-Lex Controls Inc., Textron Inc., Nacom Corp., REHAU Inc., Colson Plastics, and Novapak Plastics.
After returning to Midland to be closer to his family, he began work in the oil and gas industry. He was able to share his technical knowledge and expertise as well as learn the business at Frac Tank Supply Co., Basic Energy Services, and Summit Casing Equipment. During this period, he was also able to work with his nephew, Sean, at Plas-Tech Products.
His work took him and his growing family to many places—Houston, Michigan, Georgia, Dusseldorf (Germany), Alabama, Arkansas, Tennessee, Illinois, and then finally, back to his home in Texas. With each of these relocations, Billy met many new people and cultivated friendships that continue to this day. Though successful in his career, his three children and four grandchildren were his greatest accomplishment and what he treasured above anything else in life.
He is survived by a brother and sister-in-law: Roger Lee and Dawna Snow of Spring, Texas; three sisters and brothers-in-law: Donna Arlene and Bradley Hafner of Moreno Valley, Calif., Susan Diane and Gene Tomasz of Farmers Branch, Texas, and Pamelia Denise Inskeep of Midland; sons and daughter-in-law: Douglas Keith George of Arab and Adam David and Ali George of Tuscaloosa; daughter and son-in-law: Jessica LeighAnn and Brandon Lemons of Arab; and grandchildren: Hayden Ty Purser, Dalsten Lee Purser, Darkly Dwight Jack Lemons and Lillith Aurora Lemons of Arab; eight nephews, four nieces, nine great-nephews, nine great-nieces, and one great, great-niece.
He was preceded in death by a brother: David Keith Snow; and great-niece: Samantha Snow.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Willowbrook Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.