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George Eyestone Jr.

George W. Eyestone Jr., 81, of Nevada, died on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, at 6:35 p.m. at the Ohio Veterans Home in Sandusky.
He was born on Feb. 24, 1939, in Bucyrus to George W. Eyestone Sr. and Cora Angeline (Sneeringer) Eyestone. He married Nancy W. Weiler on Sept. 22, 1979, and she survives in Nevada.
George is survived by a step-son, Michael (Deb) Lester of Bucyrus; four step-grandchildren, Amanda (Jamie) Smith, Alissa (Kyle Upton) Lester, Cody Lester and Connor Lester; two step-great-grandchildren, Kaden Smith and Lanston Smith; and sister, Cletabelle Barnes of Upper Sandusky.
George graduated from Nevada High School in 1957 and enlisted in the U.S. Army. In 1959 he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served until November of 1978, retiring as Master Sergeant of construction equipment serving during the Vietnam War in the original 554th Red Horse squadron. He was stationed in Japan, Okinawa, Deep Creek Air Force Base, Fairchild Air Force Base in the state of Washington; Clovis, N.M.; Phan Rang, Vietnam; Kingsley Field, Ore.; Shemya, Alaska; Perrin Air Force Base in Texas; then back to Kingsley, Ore.; Florida for NCO Academy; Frankfort, Germany and retired from Grissom Air Force Base in Indiana.
After the service George worked at the Nevada Farmers Grain Elevator, Quinn Brothers Construction Company of Bucyrus, Sammet Trucking of Upper Sandusky and Paul Kotterman Drilling of Nevada.
George served on the Wyandot County Veterans Services Commission and was on the board of directors for the National Red Horse Association. George’s highlight of his life was flying on the Vietnam Honor Flight in 2012. His interests were toy tractors, toy construction equipment, roadside farming and socializing. George was an animal lover and was especially fond of his Akita dog named Sake II.
The family will receive friends Monday, Sept. 14, from 10 a.m.-noon at Bringman Clark Funeral Home, Upper Sandusky. A funeral service will follow at noon with the Rev. Stan Tabor officiating. Burial will be held at Nevada Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the National Museum of the United States Air Force, Stein Hospice or the charity of the donor’s choice in care of Bringman Clark Funeral Home 226 E. Wyandot Avenue, Upper Sandusky, OH 43351.
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