George R. Lively, 87, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016 at Asbury Towers in Greencastle with his loving wife and daughters at his bedside.
George was born on Jan. 7, 1929 in Heltonville, Ind., the son of C. Olin and Dorothy (Whitted) Lively.
George was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Army Air Corps as a radio repairman from 1946-47
After his time in the military, he worked for Bill’s Hi-Q-Lo-P in Bedford. He then worked at Crane until his retirement in 1988.
George was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church in Linton and was active in the Greene County Coin Club for many years.
In addition to being an avid coin collector, George collected many other things, including license plates, rocks, key chains and toy Volkswagens.
He loved tinkering in his workshop, putting out a garden every spring, traveling, playing cards and spending time with his family.
On April 3, 1976, he married Joyce (Dennis) Ball, and she survives.
He is also survived by his daughters, Brenda Shirley of Bedford, and Terri (Mike) Jones of Columbus; two stepsons, Steve (Jacinda) Ball of Greencastle, and Jim (Diana) Ball of Geneseo, Ill.
Other survivors include six grandchildren, David Luttrell, Sherry (Underwood) Crane, Tonya (Greg) Underwood-Cook, Trent Fleener, Alan (Carrie) Ball, Jarod (Michelle) Ball and 10 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Fred Lively, and two sisters, Marylou Hendricks and Alice Keller.
Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20 at Welch and Cornett Funeral Home, Linton, with Pastor John Winders officiating.
Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Linton.
Visitation will be at the funeral home on Friday, August 19 from 4-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19 from 9 a.m. until the time of service on Saturday, Aug. 20..
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Asbury Towers in Greencastle or Fellowship Baptist Church in Linton, IN.