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George Mortimer Hail Sr. was born May 1, 1911 in Houston, the son of
Alexander Sr. and Bessie (Weems) Hail. He grew up in Houston where he
attended San Jacinto High School.
On June 1, 1935 he was united in  marriage with Ruby Mildred "Bennie" Tilley
at St. Steven's Episcopal Church in Houston. George was an active member of
his Masonic lodge in Houston and from 1948 - 1956, he served as a Boy Scout
George was employed at Gribble Stamp and Stencil Company, before  he went to
work for Anderson Clayton and Company in the Cotton Division. He retired in
1971 after 40 years of service.
Bennie preceded George in death in 1973. In 1977 George moved to Bellville
where he was employed at A.J. Smith's and was an active member of St. Mary's
Episcopal Church.
He passed away Tuesday, September 27 in a Bellville nursing facility at the
age of 94. He is survived by his Son: George M. Hail Jr. of Freeport;
Daughter: Barbara Truitt and her husband, Gery of Bellville;  three
grandchildren: Dr. John B. Share Jr. of Houston, Robert C. Share and his
wife, Deanna, of Bellville, and Staci DuPree and her husband, Gipp, of
Plano. Also surviving are five great grandchildren: Dean Share, Nathan
Share, Ryan Share, Chloe Saldivar and Kelsey Saldivar, several nieces,
nephews and many dear friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, brothers, Edward Hail, Albert
Hail and Alexander Hail Jr.
He was also preceded in death by a sister, Jennie Hail, Schneider and his
son-in-law, John B. Share Sr.
Funeral service was held at 4 p.m., Thursday, September 29 at St. Mary's
Episcopal parish Hall in Bellville with Father Bob Gribble officiating.
Graveside Service was held at 10 a.m. Monday, October 3 at Forest Park
Lawndale Cemetery in Houston.
Pallbearers were Craig Simpson, David Charpiot, Clay Kistler, Ernie Koy, Jim
Skipton, Dr. Don Bosse and Bruce Remmert. Honorary pallbearer is Robert
In lieu of usual remembrances, friends who wish may make memorial gifts to
St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Bellville.
Arrangements under the direction
Posted by Joy Neely


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