1925 – 2020
At the age of 95, George Wilson Alspaugh, formally of Junction City, left this life on December 6 to go home to his Lord and Savior. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Ruth Butler Alspaugh, daughters Betsy Alspaugh and Alex Kapela of Hawaii, Andrea (Andy) and David Billings of Berea, Grandchildren Hannah and Mitchell King of Berea, Sarah and Chris Hogg of Lexington and Brent Billings of Berea. The pride and joy of his life, after watching his grandchildren grow up, was his great-grandchildren, Savannah Grace and Haley Madison King, Sadie Elizabeth and Bennett Milo Hogg. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews spread out all over the globe.
George was born in Hamburg, AR to Linnie and C.M. Alspaugh. He grew up and graduated from Smackover High School. He and his brother Harold spent some time working in Colorado Springs, CO at the Antlers Hotel then he went on to the Elgin Watch Making School in Peoria, IL. After graduation he worked for Bob Elliott & Son Jeweler and Payne Jeweler in Magnolia, AR. George and Ruth married June 18, 1950 and later opened Alspaugh Jewelry in Stephens, AR. He was active in the small community as a Volunteer Fireman and a member of the Masonic Lodge.
After selling the Jewelry Store he went to work for Louisiana Ordnance Plant and then Texas Eastern Transmission Corp. where he worked in several states. He retired in 1985 while living in Columbia, TN. They moved back to KY in 2004.
He is preceded in death by his parents, a sister Ruth Kathryn Odum, brothers David, William and Harold and nephews Paul and Charles Odum. George was the youngest of his immediate family. He was a lifelong Methodist and attended Berea United Methodist Church.
At the present time, there will not be a service. The body will be cremated and to celebrate his life donations can be made to Hospice Care Plus 208 Kidd Dr. Berea, KY 40403, Berea United Methodist Church Building Fund 101 Fee St. Berea, KY 40403 or Aldersgate Camp and Retreat Center 125 Aldersgate Camp Road Ravenna, KY 40472.