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George Robert France, Sr.

Passed 01/18/2022

Obituary For George Robert France, Sr.

Mr. George Robert France, Sr. was born to the union of Thomas Matthew France and Annette McLaughlin on March 21, 1946, in Aberdeen, NC. He left earthly existence on January 18, 2022, at WFBH High Point Medical Center in High Point, NC. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 49 years, Marcella France; a daughter, Jacqueline Robbins; two siblings, Henry France and Willie Arthur France.

George was educated in the Moore County School System. Big George, as he was known by his peers, was an employee of The Blacksmith Shop where he was deemed a master craftsman of furniture. He also worked at Slane Hosiery Mill for twenty-five years, where he later retired.

George was a devoted husband and father. He had a heart of gold and lived his life to help others. As the old saying goes, “He never met a stranger.” George was always giving of himself many times even into his older years. PawPaw, as he was affectionately known by his grands, loved his grandchildren, as well as his great grands. There was never a day that went by when he was not sharing a funny story about one of them. Whether you knew him as Mr. George, Big George, PawPaw, or just the man that waved when you drove by on Windley Street, he will indeed be missed. Gone but never forgotten!

George leaves to cherish his memory his oldest daughter, Antoinette Gidderon Harper (Martin Sr.) of Kernersville, NC; his oldest son, Retired US Navy Officer George Robert France, Jr. of Colonial Beach, VA; his youngest son, Shawn Maurice France (Leri) of Concord, NC; eleven grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Phyliss VanDyke of Winston Salem, NC; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends, including dear friends, James and Mary Bates; special acknowledgements to his caregivers, Teon Robbins, Munchie Peterson, Larry Brown, Wink Robbins and Antwon Williams.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 29, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Service Chapel. The family will receive friends at the chapel from 2:30 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Final arrangements are entrusted to Phillips Funeral Service, Inc.

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Sweet Moments
$74.95
Beautiful Dreams
$84.95
The Sweetest Touch
$79.95
Ocean Devotion
$79.95
Precious Heart Bouquet
$84.95
America the Beautiful
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$89.95
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Flowers are delivered by the preferred local florist of Phillips Funeral Service, Inc. | High Point, NC.
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