Senior Master Sergeant (Ret.) George Earl Warhul, 83, of Blackshear, passed away early Saturday morning, July 13, 2019, surrounded by his family.
Known to many as “Pap”, was born in Johnstown, PA November 1, 1935 to the late Stanley Joseph and Jennie Belle Warhul. He served 20 years in the United States Air Force retiring in 1975, and then served the next 20 years for the United States Postal Service (USPS) in Hillsborough County, FL.
He was a member of the Victorville Masonic Lodge #634, Victorville, CA and also the Scottish Rite Egypt Shriners Temple in Tampa, FL. He was recently awarded his 50 year member pin. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Blackshear.
He spent the remainder of his life spending every moment with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He loved golfing, hunting, fishing and scuba diving. He became a certified scuba diver alongside his five grandchildren and dove a 120 foot dive at the Thunderbolt Reef in Marathon Keys. He watched many soccer, basketball, football, baseball games and dance recitals over the years, but the one thing he enjoyed the most was to be surrounded by his family. Saturdays were days to spend making memories, eating great food and making sure everyone felt his love.
His family describes him as a hero, a patriarch, a leader, kind, loving, funny, witty and unforgettable.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his late wives, Lillian D. Warhul (2003) and Roberta J. Warhul (2018), five brothers and three sisters.
Survivors include his daughters, Monica (Charles) Klein and Dodie (Earl) Gregory, both of Clearwater, FL; his grandchildren, Billy (Lauren) Klein, Blackshear, Kelly (Jeffrey) Schnur, Jacksonville, FL, George (Leah) Klein, Parrish, FL, Heather Klein, Blackshear, EG (Liz) Gregory, Gibsonton, FL, Laurie (Scott) Wisotsky, St. Petersburg, FL and Holly Sharma, Bradenton, FL; 13 great-grandchildren, Kendal and Jackson Dubberly, Zachary Gilbert, Logan Carter, Caleb, Jackson, and Luke Schnur, William Klein, Lyla Klein, Emily and Alex Wisotsky and Mela and Anika Sharma and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
The family is receiving guests at the home of Billy and Lauren Klein.
A special military tribute in his honor will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 26 from the Blackshear City Cemetery.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing online at www.hartfh.com.
Hart Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.