George A. Stringfellow

October 31, 1943 ‒ June 19, 2020

Mount Vernon, Ohio

George A. Stringfellow, age 76, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, passed away on Friday, June 19, 2020 at Knox Community Hospital.  He was born on October 31, 1943 in Mount Vernon, Ohio, the son of Dwight Stringfellow and Vivian (Hauger) Butler.  George proudly served in the United States Marine Corps from 1963 to 1967, serving in Viet Nam.  We worked for PPG and Ellis Brothers before retiring from Mount Vernon Developmental Center in 2006.

George was a member of Gay Street United Methodist Church and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #4027.  He was an avid fan of The Ohio State University football team and he enjoyed mushroom hunting and taking care of his yard.  George was a loving and devoted husband, father and friend that always cherished his companionship and laughter with others.

He is survived by his loving wife Judy (Workman) Stringfellow whom he married on February 6, 1966; his children, Sherri (Shawn) Pembrook of Mount Vernon and Shane Stringfellow of Mount Vernon; brothers, Larry (Cheryl) Stringfellow of Granville and Charles (Lois) Stringfellow of Mount Vernon; a sister, Nancy (Jim) Puffenbarger of Mount Vernon; brothers and sisters-in-law, Howard (Candy) Workman of Gambier, Shelley (Leonard) Armstrong of Mount Vernon and Connie Workman of Mount Vernon.

Besides his parents, George was preceded in death by his mother and father-in law, H. Elden and Leota Workman, and a brother-in-law, Tom Workman.

Friends may call on Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 E. High Street, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050 where a military service provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council will begin at 7 p.m.   A Celebration of Life service will follow immediately.  The family will observe burial in Amity cemetery at a later date.

Memorial contributions in George’s name may be made to the Gay Street United Methodist Church or local Honor Flight.

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  • Judy know words can be said to take away the pain you are feeling! Just know my thoughts and prayers are coming your way and I am here if you need me! Sending love ❤️ your way!

    Sending Love,
    Dean and Connie James

  • Judy and family,
    I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of George. He was an amazing man who had alot of stories to tell. He worked with my mom at Ellis Brothers and always told the story of mom getting him out of a big jam. He was lost and mom knew right where he was and got him back to a main road. I always enjoyed running into him and Judy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. George will be missed by many. Allen&Susan Lester and family



  • I’ve known George since I was 9 yrs old, he was my little league coach, he may not of been my father but growing up playing baseball he was the best father figure I had at the time. He taught me many life lessons, and how to enjoy my time playing ball. I can still see him at practice, and ball games on his work clothes. He is the quenticenntial Dad, coach, MARINE, teacher anyone would of loved to know in their lifetime, Heaven gained a true Angel, and one hell of a tough MARINE.

    SEMPER FI soldier, carry on. Oooorah.

  • Judy, We are so sorry to hear of George’s passing. He was such a nice and pleasant person and we enjoyed working with him. Our thoughts are with you and the family.

  • Judy, I am deeply saddened & so sorry to hear of George’s passing. You both were a ray of sunshine any time I would see you. My thoughts & prayers are with you & your family.
    Mary Linkous

  • Dearest Judy, Sherri, Shawn & Shane,
    I am devastated at the news of your beloved George’s passing.
    He was such a great guy. I loved having him for a boss & friend.
    I will 4ever remember his laugh & how much he loved playing euchre at every break.
    Please know that all of you are in my thoughts & prayers.
    Big hugs & Love sent your way.

  • Judy,Sherri and Shane,
    We are so very sorry to hear about this news. My happiest childhood memories was attending services at Ebenezer Methodist Church and seeing you all there such a sweet time. My Dad and George were always in deep conversations before and after services . He truly was a gem of a man 💛 we will pray for peace and comfort for you all.
    Your Friends,
    Dan Staiger and Traci Durbin

  • Dear Judy, Sherri and Shawn and family,
    My heart is broken for all of you! George was such a good friend. I am blessed to have had him and all of you in my life. I will always remember his laugh, it was contagious! I will always remember his support when I needed it most! He sure loved his family, we talked a lot about our families. I do have to admit I didn’t like going down to the power house, that was always a scary place for me, but once I found any of the guys there was a lot of laughter and good times, they all had stories to tell me. George always had my back and I had his!! Hang onto your good memories, that’s something no one can take away and they are comforting. He will always be beside you, watching over you! I am sending my love and hugs and asking the good Lord to comfort you during this very difficult time.
    George, I’ll see you on the other side my friend!
    Please let me know if there is anything you need Judy!
    Love to all!

  • Loss of a loved one is extremely difficult. The family will be in my thoughts and prayers

  • Judy and family
    Just found out about George’s passing. Know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers. He was such a good man. Sending you hugs and kisses from afar. Love you guys.

  • Judy and Family,
    I am so sorry to see that George passed away. I just loved to visit with him and you, (Judy) when we would see you while out eating. You really lost a sweetheart but you will have many, many memories of him in the days and years to come. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you and May God Keep You and Comfort You in His Loving Arms.
    RIP George!! Going to miss you wonderful laugh!

  • Dear Judy and family, My heart aches for you all. George was very special to me. What a Great Man! I am so glad and Blessed to have had him in my life. I could always call him and he would always be there for me.
    George, my heart holds a special place for you. We have always been family.
    Much love Judy and family.

    Kathy Chadil

  • So sorry to hear of George’s passing. I will not be able to attend calling hours due to work obligations, but know you all are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • So sorry to hear of your dad Shane I lost my dad not to long ago your dad made a real good expression on me when he help coach our football team good times love ya brother

  • Judy and family, we have lost a one of a kind person. His laugh will fill heaven as it did here on earth. He will be remembered by many for the good man that he showed every day. God Bless you all.
    Steve and Connie Schumacher

  • Judy and family, I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. George was a hard working, all around good guy and this will leave a big void in your family. Prayers go out to all of you.

  • Dear Judy,
    So many blessings and happy memories of our adventurous trips together with laughs! George is truly a blessing in our families life. We thank God for bringing George and You into our lives. We will miss George everyday and praise God for our memories that we have. Our sympathies…..
    He will be your peace. Know that I’m praying for you. Micah 5:5
    Love you Judy, Shane, Sherri & Shawn
    Stacy & Don XO

  • Judy, Sherri and family
    I was saddened at the loss of George. Please know that my thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
    Carol Navin

  • Judy and family.
    So sorry for your loss. George was a pleasure to work with. My prayers and thoughts are with you. May God surround you with His love.


  • Sherri, I’m so sorry for your loss. I hope that you and your family can find comfort in each other’s company during this difficult time. My family will keep you all in our thoughts. ~Brad

  • Aunt Judy, Sherri and Shane.. It deeply saddens our hearts to learn of Uncle George’s passing. Even though we won’t be able to personally be there for the services we’ll be there in Heart and Spirit. Our deepest sympathies along with my families thoughts and prayers go out to you and the rest of our family. With the recent passing of my Mom, I know all to well the empty hole you guys must be feeling in your hearts which saddens me. Uncle George was a very well liked and respected man with a great sense of humor and he will be truly missed by all. I was blessed to have him as an Uncle and I will cherish many great childhood and adult memories of him. (especially the wreck where he almost got me killed leaving grandma’s…lol) My children had limited time getting to know him living so far away and all but that didn’t stop them from noticing and mentioning what a nice and funny guy that he was which made me happy to hear. If there is anything that we can do to ease your pain please let us know.

    Until we meet again Uncle George may God have your Soul and may you Rest In Peace.

    Sending hugs from afar (New Mexico)
    Tom Stringfellow and family
    P.S. Hope you received the flower arrangement

  • First of all I’d like to say to you Judy and the family please set my condolence one minute passing of George but with that being said I personally want to thank him the opportunity he gave me when I won the bid to go to the motor pool George taught me a lot when I was in the motor pool how do you use equipment out there at the Mount Vernon Development Center it is true that I would get into messes and situations the George will be right there to straighten up my messes that I would make it I don’t know how he done it with understanding and patience he was a good supervisor and a good man I loved his laughter and yes I played Euchre against him at break time and lunch time when they needed a fourth person The Gorge give me an opportunity that I will deeply cherish when I when the bed for vehicle operator 2 in the motor pool at the maintenance building with a person that has a learning disability like myself Georgia’s great and understanding I knew I couldn’t spell read that well but he never belittled me he treated me as equal as to the others at work down there we had her ups and down in our arguments like an he family would is today still respect George Stringfellow may your laughter continue in heaven with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ God bless you Judy in the family and God bless you George thank you from the bottom of my heart for timid me that opportunity to work in the motor pool sincerely Tony Smith

  • Oh Judy, my heart breaks for you. You have been “one person” together since you’ve been together. When George and I first met I was pleasingly surprised to find what a kind and fair person. We were able to establish a great relationship. Keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. Love Deb Cox and Jan Korns