Michael J. George, 68, of Connersville, went home to be with the Lord Saturday morning, January 1, 2022 after fighting a hard battle with heart and lung disease.

He was born September 23, 1953 in Connersville to James and Elizabeth Artner George. He attended St. Gabriel Catholic School through eighth grade and was a 1971 graduate of Connersville High School.

On July 12, 1986, Michael married Sharon Wright in Clairville, Tennessee. Mrs. George survives.

At different times in his life, he worked for O’Brien Masonry, D & M, and Wholesale Carpets for over thirty years. He had an excellent work ethic and found pleasure in even the hardest tasks.

An avid sports fan, he enjoyed watching the Cincinnati Reds, Indianapolis Colts, and Indiana Pacers. He loved attending games with his brothers as well as texting his daughters during the games. In his leisure, he also enjoyed fishing with his brother Ronnie and playing golf. Above all, he loved spending time with his family.

Mike had an infectious smile and a bubbly personality. He treated everybody like they were his brother or best friend. He did not know a stranger.

His greatest joy was his love of God as a faithful member of Connersville Baptist Temple, showing his love for our Lord by witnessing his faith with his brothers and sisters in Christ. He also enjoyed his time participating in the men’s prayer group. He will be greatly missed by his family and all that had the pleasure to know him.

Mike was a courageous man and forged though many difficult years, encouraging everyone around him, always saying he was “excellent”.

Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Sharon George; five children, Rhonda (Scott) Pflum of Everton, Indiana, Annette George Craig of Winchester, Indiana, Desiree George Schoendorf and husband Jeff Schoendorf of North Carolina, and LeeAnn (Scott) Hertel of Everton, Indiana; seven grandchildren, Chelsea (Jacob) Craig, Adam Pflum, Gavin Craig, Noah Schoendorf, Trevor Schoendorf, Madeline Schoendorf, and Maxwell Lawhorn; a great granddaughter, Veda Pflum; brothers, Mark (Anita) George and Martin (Lin) George; sisters, Stephanie (Don) O’Brien and Susan Wall; brothers and sisters-in-law, Ronnie (Cindy) Wright, Joyce (Junior) Jackson, Deborah (Kenny) McHenry, and Terry (Dianna) Wright; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He is preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Sharon O’Brien; father and mother-in-law, James and Flora Wright; a son, Wayne Ervin; and a nephew, Chris Wright.

Private funeral services will be conducted at the convenience of the family with Pastor Joe Ferreira officiating. Burial will be at Everton Cemetery. Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fayette County Cancer Society or the Connersville Baptist Temple Bible fund.

Online condolences may be made anytime at millermosterrobbins.com.