August 09, 2013, 8:00 am by Staff Reports
George Fielding was born on March 19, 1919 in Philadelphia, Pa. to Grace and George Fielding. He passed away on July 28, 2013 at the age of 94.
George lived in the Philadelphia area until going away to Blue Ridge College in Maryland, which he attended on a football and basketball scholarship. While there, he also pole vaulted for the track team and played on the tennis team.
Not surprisingly, he was voted "Most Athletic” and his senior year he was even voted "Most Worldly!” It was at Blue Ridge that he met Angela Carter, who, in 1943, would become his wife for the next 69 years.
After graduating from college with a BS in Business Administration, he enlisted in the Army, starting out as an aviation cadet and finishing his service as a captain with the Army Air Corps. Throughout WWII, George was a pilot and navigator spending his time after training both in the cockpit as well as on land as an instructor. Uncle Sam sent George and Angela to multiple locations across the country and their first child, Carol, was born during this time. After the war ended, George was hired by Binney and Smith (the Crayola Crayon company) and the family moved to Chicago where their two sons, Bill and David, were born.
In 1953, George was transferred to Winfield, Kan. where their daughter Barbara was born. They lived in Winfield for 18 years and George kept flying as well as honing both his tennis and golf game. He owned a number of different small planes, flying for recreation, business travel and aerial photography. In 1971, they were transferred to Dallas and the "Crayola Man” retired in 1984. They spent the next 16 years being very active, enjoying their time together and traveling throughout the country with an eye out for the right combination of friendly people and good golf courses! They found that and more when they decided to move to Horseshoe Bay in 2000. They were able to spend the last 13 years playing golf, bridge and lots of Texas Hold‘em with wonderful new friends.
George was predeceased this past December by his loving wife, Angela. He is survived by his four children and their spouses, eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
George lived life to the fullest, and we’ll miss seeing him driving around town in his convertible.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Highland Lakes SPCA, PO Box 1275, Marble Falls, TX 78654 or The Helping Center, P.O. Box 402, Marble Falls, TX 78654.
Condolences may be offered at www.clementswilcoxfuneralhome.com
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