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George Roger Virtue

July 3, 1947 - September 3, 2020

George’s life was celebrated at his and Sharon’s 50 th wedding anniversary and he requested for no service to be held. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the AWANA program, c/o Community Chapel, Sweet Home, OR.

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On Thursday, September 3 rd , George Roger Virtue, loving husband, father of four, grandfather of twelve, and great grandfather of five, passed away at the age of 73. George was born on July 3 rd 1947 in Oakland, California to George E. & Francis L. Virtue. He married Sharon Morrison Holly on August 1 st , 1970. They raised four boys together.

George and Sharon started their family in Hickman, California before moving to Sweet Home in 1990. George will be remembered for his charisma, work ethic, and love for others. George started his career at Campbell Soup Company where he worked for ten years followed by General Foods for ten years as a mechanic in Modesto, CA. In 1990, he started his 16 year career at James River/Georgia Pacific as an electrician in Halsey, OR. In his retirement, he worked for Sweet Home School District as a bus driver for ten years where he enjoyed mentoring kids, touching lives, and providing safe transportation. George really enjoyed driving bus for field trips and sporting events. He was an avid storyteller, AWANA leader for 43 years, and grandfather to everyone. His hobby was the family farm where they raised Murray Grey cattle, Belgian draft horses, and grass hay.

George was preceded in death by his father George, his mother Francis, his sister Helen, his son Jonathan, and granddaughter Trista. He is survived by his wife Sharon, children Mike and Pam of Alabama, Tim and Linda of Sweet Home, George and Tiffany of Sweet Home, daughter-in-law Abby and Jim of Sweet Home, his brother Mark and Cyndi of Denair, CA, twelve grandchildren, and five great grandchildren.

George’s life was celebrated at his and Sharon’s 50 th wedding anniversary and he requested for no service to be held. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the AWANA program, c/o Community Chapel, Sweet Home, OR.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements.