George Rees 1930-2019
George R. Rees, 88, Holton, died Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, at Holton Community Hospital.
He was born Nov. 28, 1930 in Grantville, the son of Harry F. and Nellie F. Shope Rees. He graduated from Perry High School in 1948.
Mr. Rees served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a farmer and stockman and worked for Goodyear Tire Company for more than 33 years, retiring in 1987. He had lived in the Holton community since 2005, in Delia from 1971 to 2005 and in Grantville.
He was a member of Grantville United Methodist Church, United Steelworkers Local 307 and American Legion Post 31 in Rossville.
He married Dana Fern Culp on Sept. 30, 1956, in Ness County. She died Nov. 19, 2008. He was also preceded in death by a son, Lloyd Culp, in 2005; a sister, Betty Rees, in 1944; and two brothers, Roy Rees in 2012 and Glenn Rees in 2014.
Survivors include a daughter, Ginny Robinson, Holton; six grandchildren, Stormy Culp and wife Jessica, Silver Plume, Colo., Becka Whitney and husband Darrell, Cypress, Texas, Ben Culp, Silver Plume, Colo., and Sharon Iverson and husband Doug, Susan Baum and husband Scott and Michael Robinson, all of Holton; 19 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 1 at Evangel United Methodist Church in Holton. Burial with military honors will follow in Holton Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to EUM Church or Grantville United Methodist Church, sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436.