Rawson, George L. Sr. 1939-2012

JAN. 19, 2012

GEORGE LEROY RAWSON, SR., 72, of Millwood, Jackson County, WV, departed this life January 14, 2012, in Ravenswood Village, Ravenswood, WV, following an extended illness.
He was born October 3, 1939 in Steubenville, OH, a son of the late Clarence and Ema (Blake) Rawson. He was also preceded in death by a brother, William Rawson.
He was a United Sates Navy veteran. He retired from the Weirton Steel with 33 years of service, and was a member of the United Steel Workers Union Local #2911. He enjoyed fishing, metal detecting, and bowling and was a member of the Family of God Church, Cottageville, WV. He was also a member of he VFW in New Cumberland.
Survivors include his wife; Joan Catherine (Bolner) Rawson, sons, George L. Rawson, Jr. and Mark D. Rawson of Weirton; daughter, Karnell R. Tusa of Steubenville; brother Phillip Rawson of New Cumberland; sister, Madelyn Moncrief, of New Cumberland.
Services were held on Monday, January 16, 2012, 7 p.m. at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, WV, with Pastor John Salerno officiating. Services were also held Wednesday, January 18, 2012, 1 p.m. at Turley Funeral Home, New Cumberland.
Online condolences may be sent to castofh@gmail.com.