George Homer McJimsey, 80, of Amarillo, TX, loving husband and father, passed from this life into eternity on July 6, 2021, after a long battle of congested heart failure.
George was born in Tulia, TX, on May 2, 1941, to parents Lilus Ruth and George Irving McJimsey. He was raised on the farm along with his sister Roxanna in Silverton, TX, before voluntarily enlisting in the United States Army. He proudly served his country for nine years and six months. While serving his country, he spent time in Korea and Vietnam. After returning from Vietnam, he married Martha Lou Shelton on January 27, 1968. They were stationed for some years in El Paso, TX, later being transferred to Fairbanks, AK, where he was later honorably discharged.
George and Martha continued to stay in Fairbanks, AK because they loved the scenery. They gave birth to their daughter Georgeanna in 1974 and eventually returned to the Texas Panhandle in 1976 and resided in Amarillo, TX until 2003. After he retired from the Veteran’s Administration, where he served in the police department for more than 10 years, he and Martha moved to Arizona for 17 years. They returned to Amarillo, TX in late 2020, where he and Martha lived until his death.
The majority of George’s life was spent in law enforcement, and he wore his uniform proudly. When they returned from Fairbanks after some years of being back, he went to work on the force at T.S.T.I., then later went on to work at the Veteran’s Administration.
George had a deep passion for the wilderness and the outdoors. All his life he loved to camp and fish. While in Alaska, he loved to fish and connect with the outdoors. One reason George stated for staying in the hot desert of Arizona for so many years after retirement was he said “I can look out my window and see God’s handiwork.”
He is survived by his devoted and loving wife of 53 years, Martha; his daughter, Georgeanna Mayhall and her husband James Everett “J”; his sister, Roxanna Schofield of Ft. Worth; two nieces, Janna Schofield, and Suzanne Huff and her husband Kyle; along with several nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held at 10:00 A.M., Monday, July 12, 2021, at Cornerstone Worship Center, 1111 N Buchanan, with Pastor Joe Kirkwood officiating.