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George Roe

June 17, 1930 April 3, 2018
George Roe
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George Edwin Roe, 87 (June 17, 1930 - April 3, 2018)

Devoted and loving Husband, Father, Veteran, Public Servant, Patriot and Mighty Warrior for America and you and me. He passed away peacefully after suffering long with a number of illnesses. He “fought the good fight” valiantly as he knew his Heavenly Father and son were with him during his trials with these.

He was born in Mt. Morris, Mi. and a very active person all his life, growing up a hard working farm boy in the Mt. Morris, Tuscola County and Clio areas: hunting, fishing, swimming, exploring, playing football and golf, and serving his country in the Michigan National Guard, then in the Navy during the Korean War, from the Atlantic to the Carribean, and crossing the equator and rounding the horn, into the Pacific and onto San Francisco, Hawaii, Fiji, Guam, Japan, Korea, the Phillippines and more.

Then after the Navy, it was off to Michigan State for the college thing. Then he met my mom and, . . . so much for the college thing. As a struggling young couple with children, he made his way to the Federal Aviation Administration, and had a good career keeping our airports running until he retired in 1983.

He was an avid photographer and into electronic things. In the Navy he was an aircraft mechanic, radio man, tool and die man; pretty much anything was within his capabilities. In the FAA he was an Electronics Technician and Sector Field Office Chief, working at O’hare Airport in Chicago, Jackson County Airport in Jackson, Bishop Airport in Flint, Tri-City Airport in Freeland and the Air Force bases in the State. He was a philosopher, problem solver, warrior, story teller with many colorful metaphors, and comedian and friend to all. A “Righteous Dude” and, if you were a bad person you got your butt kicked, but if you were a good person and in trouble he had your back through it all.

Because he and my mom were Righteous and True, they were very concerned about what was happening to America and worked to correct the problems that were plaguing our nation. From fighting abortion that was killing our children to bad education dumbing them down into farm animals without any identity, morals or imagination; to bad agriculture, big pharma and for-profit healthcare killing our people and the corrupt businessmen and politicians profiting off all this ruination, they took their stands and fought their fights to stop this destruction. Though the battles have been long and the victories few, it was people like my parents that made our President Trump come true.

He is survived by his sister Mabel, son James, and daughters Andra and Lisa and many grand children. He was preceded in death by his wife Carol, grand child Christie, brothers Vern, Hart, Ken, Ray, Maurice, and Arthur, and his sisters Pearl, Marjorie and Frances, and his parents Hubert and Mabel. No services are planned, they would be too inadequate for this man. You knew when you met him that you’d met a real person. And, now that he’s gone, we’ll miss him a ton, but only for a short time, because he’ll be back with “The Band,” (a.k.a The Righteous and True) to make it all right for us all.

Further obituary information will be posted as it becomes available. Arrangements for cremation entrusted to Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors, Oxford.


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