George Gene Pich, age 78, passed away peacefully on January 6, 2022 surrounded by his loving family. Known as George and GG by many and by his family as Dad and “Pop Pop” to his grandkids. He was a loving husband for 53 years, an amazing father to his three sons, and a doting grandfather to his six grandchildren. George was born January 6, 1944 in Stuttgart, Arkansas to George and Katherine “Katie” Pich and was the youngest of four children.
George grew up on his family’s farm spending his free time hunting with his favorite dog Wolfe. He graduated from Hazen High School, in Arkansas in 1961. He was a proud University of Arkansas Razorback, class of 1966, where he was a member of the Lamda Chi Alpha fraternity. George served in the US Marine Corp Reserve. He married Linda Sue Clarke in 1968. George then had a long career at Gulf Oil / Chevron bringing his young family to Texas from Arkansas. George enjoyed keeping in touch with old friends, the outdoors, do-it-yourself projects and tinkering in his workshop.
George is survived by his loving wife Linda, three sons; Clarke and wife Heather and their children Cooper and Lauren, David and wife Penny and their two daughters, Sabrina and Allison, Joseph “Joe” and wife Fiona and their two boys Andrew and Alexander “Alex”. He is also survived by his older sister Maryann Willey, and two older brothers Albert “Sonny” and Bill Pich.
A service to celebrate George’s life will be held the St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in De Valls Bluff, Arkansas on February 5, 2022at 10 AM. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Salvation Army would be appreciated.