George W. Atteberry

July 9, 1943 ~ August 3, 2021 (age 78)


George W Atteberry

Born July 9, 1943 - Died August 3, 2021

Survived by his wife, Antoinette Atteberry; his daughters, Shawnee Lovin and Nacole Miller, his brother,Kyle Atteberry, his grandkids Kenneth Atteberry, Desiree Swenson, Alicia Atteberry, Krysteena Brockman, as well as several nieces, nephews, and great grandkids.

Pallbearers will be Kyle Atteberry, Kenneth Atteberry, Aaron Bray, Paul Atteberry, Kelly Lovin, and Deonte Brooks.

He was a man who proudly served his family, his community, and his country. As a professional, he held many titles. He served in the United States Air Force for 22 years. While in service he did 4 tours in Vietnam. Af ter retiring f rom the military as a Tech Sargeant, he went on to become a Corrections Officer for TDCJ, where he dedicated 15 years of service before getting his second retirement. He then joined the Ivanhoe VFD, and later Warren VFD. He became the Fire Marshal for the Tyler County emergency district, a job he performed with pride. He always worked hard, lived self lessly, and gave everything he could to help people. He carried himself with honor, integrity, and pride with a solid foundation in morals and principles.

He was the most fair, understanding, caring, compassionate, empathetic, usually compromising, and honorable man you could know. He of ten times would put aside his opinions or beliefs to pursue what is right or just. He was humble and self less, and even though he has saved hundreds of lives, and been a hero to tons of people, he would be the f irst to tell you he wasn’t special, he wasn’t a hero, he was just a man who did his job, did it well, and never let anything stand in the way of justice. Reality couldn’t be further f rom the truth, as many will attest to the fact that he was both a hero, and an Angel.

As a family man, he was always willing to do whatever he could to help you, even if it was just to tell you he loved you and remind you how strong you are and encourage you to face opposition head first and with a smile. You hear about people either being “the brute” or “the brain”. George truly was both. He was among the most intelligent people we knew, as he highly valued education. But rest assured knowing that if he encountered an issue that couldn’t be solved scholarly, he would most definitely become a force to be reckoned with.

He was also the rock for this family. He taught us everything we know about loyalty, morals and values. He taught us to be strong, be bigger than ourselves, learn f rom our mistakes, share knowledge when we can and be wise enough to know when to stop. He was the most amazing man any of us had the gift of knowing. He is the reason we are who we are today.  Even though we are all hurting right now, we will be ok. Because he gave us his strength, his honor, and his knowledge. But most of all, he taught us what love is, what it means, and how powerful it can be. The world truly is a darker place without him, but as long as we remember the lessons he taught us, and honor his legacy, his light will shine thru the darkness and his love will protect us until the day we are able to meet again. His body is gone, but his spirit lives in all those he touched. He will be watching, so lets make him proud.

We love you.

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August 7, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Riley Funeral Home
913 US HWY 190 West
Woodville, TX 75979

Funeral Service
August 8, 2021

1:00 PM
Riley Funeral Home
913 US HWY 190 West
Woodville, TX 75979

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