George L. Munsey Jr.
Was born to Flonnie Mae (McCutchen) and George L Munsey on December 3, 1943 at home in Betsy Kentucky. He grew up on the family farm with his sister Karla Suevon. They attended school at Meadow Creek and Bethesda Kentucky. His father passed January 24 1955. His mother remarried and he gained a half- sister Threca Jane. The family moved to Indianapolis Indiana in 1964. He met and married Sharon Bastin May 1 1965 and welcomed his first son Jeffrey Allen on January 25 1966 while working at Hoosier Veneer. The family increased with Julie Ann on March 31 1969 then Brian William on August 11 1973 with Angela Sue completing the family on March 6 1976. During this time George gained employment at Arvin Automotive where he continued to work 35 years until retirement.
George’s hobbies included lawn care, auto mechanical repair, playing the organ, fishing, boating and camping. Family was very important to George and he spent at least one day every weekend visiting with his mother until her passing on September 7, 1995. He was an active member of Gray Road Baptist Church for many years and drove the church bus during its years of operation. After ending his time at Gray Road, he continued with his faith privately.
George loved traveling and was able to experience his life time dream of traveling “out west.” He took a two-week driving vacation to Utah, Colorado and the black hills. He also was able to visit Florida, California, Mexico and Brazil to name a few locations.
Most people will remember him as a good man who was willing to give you the shirt off his back if he felt it was needed. His children will remember him as the man who taught them to change bicycle chains and the correct way to mow grass. That the only time the hose should be on is if you are washing the car. He showed us what a good work ethic was, never calling in sick and always doing what needed to be done without complaining. That falling asleep sitting up was really just resting his eyes and if his cup full of drink spilt in the process, that just meant he lost his grip for a second.
He was the embarrassing dad that ran around the house in his underwear. The man Brian nick named “captain sagging.” We could always go to him for money but permission to go places had to be asked of mom. He was the man who made fried bologna and ate weird concoctions like bologna wrapped bananas.
George taught us the strength of perseverance and strength of will. When given a maximum of 7 years life expectance after being diagnosed with Multiple Systems Atrophy in 1996, he lived 23 more years before succumbing to the disease.
George was a quiet, humble man who touched the lives of many and will be remembered for generations to come.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon (Bastin); sister, Suevon Criswell; half-sister, Threca Brown; children, Jeff, Julie (Frentz) and Angela (McDonough); two grandsons, Stefan Munsey and Carter McDonough; four grand-daughters, Brittany Richardson, Bryanna Munsey, Hastings Munsey and Abigale Frentz; and three great-grandsons, Gabriel, Jayden and Bentley Trejo. He was preceded in death by his parents, George Munsey and Flonnie Lacey; half-sister, Lula-Alice Thompson; and his son, Brian William.
Visitation will be held on Friday, March 15 from 4 to 8 p.m. in Lauck & Veldhof Funeral Home, 1458 S. Meridian St., Indianapolis. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 12 noon in the funeral home with additional visitation prior to service from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Burial will follow in Washington Park East Cemetery. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.LauckFuneralHome.com
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