The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


January 28, 2014

George D. Rawlings

LAMAR, Mo. — George D. Rawlings, 70, Lamar, Mo., passed away Jan. 24, 2014, at home surrounded by his family.

He was born Aug. 8, 1943, in Oskaloosa, Mo., to W.F. "Bud" and Ladye Yoke Rawlings. George graduated from Liberal High School, Class of 1961. He was a second generation hay and straw business owner.  George was of the Christian faith. He was a member and past president of the Optimist Club, and was a strong supporter of the FFA.  He married Earlene Robertson, Aug. 22, 1981, Lamar, Mo.

George is survived by his wife, Earlene, of 32 years; three sons, Rick Rawlings, of Colleyville, Texas, Loyd Rawlings, of Ozark, Mo. and Jeff Rawlings, of Columbia, Ill.; nine grandchildren; two brothers, John Rawlings, of Liberal, Mo., Richard E. Rawlings, of Baxter Springs, Kan.; three sisters, Dorothy Snyder, of Lamar, Mo., Marguerite Buzzard, of Lamar, Mo. and Kathryn Sherron, of Excelsior Springs, Mo. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Gene Rawlings; a sister, Carolyn Skinner.

He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Visitation will be Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Konantz-Warden Funeral Home, Lamar.

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