George W. Church Jr.

February 08, 1928 ‒ January 27, 2020

Bellville, Ohio
Formerly of Galion, Ohio

George W. Church Jr., age 91, of Bellville and formerly of Galion, passed away Monday afternoon, January 27, 2020, at OhioHealth Grady Memorial Hospital in Delaware.

On February 8, 1928, George was born in Dickenson County, Virginia, a son of the late George W. Sr. and Angeline (Deel) Church.

George married his childhood friend and love of his life, Betty Tomecko, on May 3, 1948 in Pikeville, KY.  George and Betty cherished raising their family together.  They also enjoyed Ginseng hunting in southern Ohio, visiting Amish Country and driving around to look at the scenery.  They shared over 65 wonderful years as husband and wife before she preceded him in death on November 30, 2013.

For 25 years, George worked for the Galion Plating Shop.  He then worked at Covert Pattern in Galion for five years, until his retirement at age 62.  After that, he did road work for Perry and Congress Townships.

A man of faith, George attended the Mount Tabor Free Will Baptist Church.

George loved spending time in the great outdoors.  He enjoyed raccoon and turkey hunting, working in his vegetable garden and in his fruit tree orchard.  He was also part of the Morrow County Beekeepers Association for many years.  At one time he had 35 bee hive stands and produced 529 quarts of honey his last year.  He loved traveling and especially time spent in the Great Smoky Mountains.  When he wasn’t outdoors, he liked watching westerns and found a new love for playing Bingo this past year at Bennington Glen.

Above anything else, George’s family meant the world to him.  He enjoyed every moment he spent with the children and grandchildren to the fullest.

George had a wonderful sense of humor and loved telling jokes.  He could be a handful at times, but everybody loved him.  He will always be remembered as a kind-hearted and caring man.

George will be dearly missed by four children: Mary Magdalene Kincade of Galion, Gregory (Barbara A.) Church of Bellville, Jed Steven (Barbara R.) Church of Galion, Anthony Todd (Melody) Church of Mount Gilead; 11 grandchildren; and numerous great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Linda Verna Mullins; 11 brothers and sisters; and his son-in-law, Bill Kincade.

George’s family will greet friends from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 1, 2020, at the Snyder Funeral Homes, Craven Chapel, 67 N. Main St., Mount Gilead.  Services to honor and celebrate his life will begin at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Richard Layne and Pastor Jim Wyatt officiating.  Burial will follow in Iberia Cemetery.

Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made in George’s name to the Mount Tabor Free Will Baptist Church.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve the Church family, and your special memories or condolences may be shared with them by visiting

  • Todd, Melody, Megan and Amber,

    We are very sorry to hear about the passing of Grandpa George. Just know that he is with Grandma and that he is no longer in any pain. We will continue to pray for peace and comfort in this hard time. Love you all! If you need anything please give us a call.

  • So sorry to here this i am sure he will me missed. But he has no more suffering . He in a better place. Prayers for all the family.

  • George and I extend our deepest sympathies to the family during this sad time. What great memories we have of him and Betty over the years. Prayers fore the family.

  • Your family has my deepest sympathy. I just loved George, he was such a kind man, with a great sense of humor. I got to know George at Bennington Glen when he was one of my residents. I am saddened by his passing, and will miss seeing him. I will not be able to attend his services due to my work schedule, but will be with you in spirit.

  • My deepest sympathies goes out to the entire family
    Such a wonderful man of the outdoors
    George has a great view of POTTER S FLAT S now
    My what great talks we had he is already and will be sadly missed

  • I am so sorry for the families loss. I got to know George at Bennington Glen where I work. He would come down to eat in the dinning room there and we all loved him. He was such a sweet kind person and will be deeply missed.

  • George will be missed at Bennington Glen. He always had a smile for everyone. He did love playing bingo. I pray God will lessen the pain in your hearts over the days to come.

  • Mary,
    So sorry for the passing of your dad. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Bo and Patty Dale

  • So sorry for your loss. George was a very sweet man. I am very blessed to have had the chance to get to know him at bennington. He always had a smile on his face.
    Prayers to your family.

  • So sorry for your loss, will be keeping you in our thoughts and prayers, love, Dan and Diane Lehman