George Dubose Sr., better known as “Big George”, was born to the union of AGS and Norma Dubose on March 18, 1947. Big George accepted Christ as his Savior.
He attended public school in the Choctaw County Public School System in Yantley, Alabama. As he reached adulthood, he attended welding school and later migrated from Alabama to St. Louis, Missouri. While working in the ship yard in the patch he met then Brenda McFadden at Lawry’s Market also in the patch. They dated until their marriage on September 13, 1969. They were married for 54 years.
He worked for Infinity Trailer Repair, LLC out of Orland Park, IL. George was a Master Welder and performed welding at the shipyard in the patch. Eventually he left the shipyard and went to work as a welder and retired from American Car Foundry. After leaving American Car Foundry he chose to work for himself as a welder for the rest of his life. George was a very giving and compassionate individual. Some of Big George’s favorite past times were to play Dominos, taxidermy, and collecting antiques. He was a self-taught taxidermist where he preserved several various types of animals from ducks and foxes to a skunk. He also loved turning iron into works of art. Additionally, he loved to watch wrestling and watching the Cardinals baseball team play.
On March 6, 2023 at 11:47am the Lord called Big George home where he was surrounded by his family as he took his final breath.
Big George was a true giver of his time and his heart. He demonstrated his dependability daily with numerous welding projects for completion (doors, windows, gates, etc). He also worked on cars, roofing, body work, tree trimming, etc. There will never be another Big George, he would help you in the sleet, snow, and rain. There will never be another Big George that would stop to help you with a project. There will never be another Big George that would give you a lift if he saw you walking. There will never be another Big George that would feed you whether you knew him or not. There will never be another Big George that would take a homeless family into our home until permanent housing was found for them.
AGS and Norma Dubose preceded him in death. His siblings John Lee “JL” Dubose, Patricia Brooks, Richard Dubose, Ethel Mae Dubose, JW Dubose also preceded him in death. He leaves to cherish precious memories his wife Brenda Dubose. His siblings Lorraine (Howard) Shumpert, Betty (Sammy) Wallace. Carrying on his legacy are his children: Yolanda Smith, Todd (Cathy) DuBose, Kimberly DuBose, George DuBose Jr, Shelley (Ronald) Berry, Daniel (Samantha) Hunziker, and Gerald Hunziker Sr. The torch has been passed to his Grandchildren Solomon (Tiffany) McNear, Todd DuBose, Jhay Smith, Chelsea DuBose, Avery DuBose, Bobby Johnson Jr, Brendan Johnson, Darren Johnson, Ronald Berry Jr, Latricia Berry, Maddi Hunziker, Karli Hunziker, Kaiden Hunziker, Devon Hunziker and Gerald Hunziker Jr. The Mantle will be carried by his Great-Grandchildren. A host of family members, friends and neighbors will miss Big George dearly.
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