George Wallace Masters Jr., 88, of Fayetteville

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George Wallace Masters, Jr. was born on April 16, 1936, in Albertville, Alabama, to the late George Wallace Masters, Sr. and Jewell Odessa Guest Masters. He passed away peacefully in his home in Fayetteville, Georgia, on April 19, 2024. He was 88 years young.

In 1949 at age 13, George moved to Fayetteville with his family to help open Fayetteville Feed Store on the courthouse square, and he also worked at Mize Grocery across the street. He began attending Fayetteville First Baptist Church and was baptized there at age 14, becoming a lifelong member. George discovered the love of his life, Carolyn Dixon, as they attended church activities and played basketball for Fayette County High School. George also played football for FCHS. They married on April 17, 1955, the day after he turned 19. He enjoyed serving people as Delta Air Lines Supervisor of Airport Passenger Services for many years, traveled the world, and retired at age 52 to work on his rental properties, spend more time with family, and pursue his lifelong ambition to “be happy.” George was not one to worry about things, was fun to be around, and made the best of whatever came his way.

George is preceded in death by his parents and his son, Gregory George Masters.

He leaves behind his loving wife of 69 years, Carolyn Dixon Masters; his devoted daughter, Diane Masters (Mark) Young; his faithful daughter-in-law, Sandra Masters; grandchildren, Amanda Young (Ryan) Kurz and Michael Masters (Molly) Young, Katie Masters, Emilie Masters, and Jacob (Naomi) Masters; great-grandchildren, Zachary, Micah, and Damien Kurz, and McKenzie and Amelia Young; brothers, B. H. (Janet) Masters, Jerry “Dink” (Annie) Masters, Johnny (Sandra) Masters; beloved sister, Bren Daniell; and many nieces and nephews. All of us loved him dearly. He was devoted to his family and always kept us laughing with his jokes and antics. He was very proud of his family, and we are extremely blessed to be part of the awesome family he helped to create.

The funeral service celebrating George’s life will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, April 29, 2024, at the Chapel of Mowell Funeral Home, Fayetteville, with Pastor Jack Miller officiating. Following the service, George will be laid to rest at Camp Memorial Park, Fayetteville. Family and friends are also invited to pay their respects from 4:00-6:00 PM on Sunday, April 28, 2024, at Mowell Funeral Home, Fayetteville.

In lieu of flowers, you may choose to make donations to BCM Families Foundation at www.BlueConeMonochromacy.org or BCM Families Foundation, PO Box 7711, Jupiter, FL 33468 to help cure this rare hereditary eye disease affecting some in his family.

We would also greatly treasure your condolences, thoughts, and memories on the Tribute Wall at Mowell Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Fayetteville, www.mowells.com.

In loving memory, George will be dearly missed by all who knew him. May he rest in eternal peace in the care of our merciful and amazing savior, Jesus Christ.

Mowell Funeral Home and Cremation Service