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Obituary for Joel A. George

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Joel A. George

December 10, 1947 - December 11, 2014

Joel A George passed from this life to the next December 11, 2014 surrounded by family and Friends. Joel was born December 10, 1947 in West Reading, PA to loving parents Arthur and Lillian George. He attended Kutztown High School and following graduation he attended Weber State College.

He was a well know preacher to all. A lifelong member and State Chaplain of ABATE of Utah. A very good friend in the biker community. His passion was to ride the roads on his Can-Am Trike visiting his many friends throughout the states.

Joel is survived by his wife Tammy; his children Joshua (Tracey), Jeremy (Kristin), Jason (Brandi), Jon (Blakely), Lela George. Stepchildren; Amber Mattson, Heather Greer (David), Craig (Melissa) Bell and 10 (two on the way in February and May) grandchildren.

Joel is preceded in death by his parents and his best pal (Taz) his dog.

A Celebration of Joel’s life will be held on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 2:00 pm at Leavitt’s Mortuary 836-36th Street Ogden. Family will greet friends prior to service from 1:00-2:00 pm.

Military honors will be provided by the United States Marine Corp.



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Date: Saturday, December 20, 2014

Time: 2:00 pm -

Leavitts Mortuary


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403

836-36th Street

Ogden, Utah 84403

Family will greet friends prior to service from 1:00-2:00 pm.


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Born: December 10, 1947
Died: December 11, 2014

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Carol Jensen posted on 12/24/14

We met Joel sometime in the 1990s when he was in the Tremonton/Garland area living out of a van. We liked him a lot. I can't remember much more but things try to trickle into my old mind. Next, we were at First Baptist Ogden and Doc George had been asked to preach. That day, he was in all his leather and had a pocket I was sure packed a gun. His preaching wasn't quiet like the pastor's. I was unnerved at first until he shouted that the only weapon he needed was this. As he slowly drew something out of his pocket, I started to faint. He held it high - it was a Bible. It took me a few minutes to recover. But I knew at that time I loved this man of God. I wanted him to do my funeral, but he beat me to it. Walking up past all the bikers cared me simply because I knew no proper greeting. The funeral was incredible. Then, when I couldn't get up the last few steps of the funeral home, a young biker reached out - I hesitated then took his hand which kept me from falling. He was so kind. Where would you find straight-laced puny Bible believers among hundreds of BIG scary looking bikers, all of us crying our hearts out? It wan an incredible day and I felt as if we were all one as God intended. Doc George, I know you were called by God to go home when I heard you fell down dead, walking into a room. I know you are happy. Your mission of bringing all walks of people to God and together in one purpose, worked. You are the only person who could do what you did with people many consider outcasts. Well done, God is saying, my good and faithful servant. I love all of you bikers and your grief must be worse than mine because you walked and talked with Doc George daily. God bless you and may we meet again on earth!


Dave Frederick posted on 12/20/14

"Doc" was a great friend and councilor to many in the motorcycling community. The Local chapter of the Christian Motorcyclists Association (CMA), enjoyed his visits and his wonderful stories of those lives touched by our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Our prayers of comfort and peace to the family and friends that Doc leaves behind, but, knowing he is Home now, waiting for those who put their faith and hope where he did, in Jesus!!!


Wayne posted on 12/17/14

I am the Vice President of Davis County Abate, I have know doc only for a few years. One of the things doc did was when we said the pledge of allegiance at our meetings he would always raise his voice when we came to the part "in god". I will miss that. I personally will miss ridding with doc, we put on some good miles together, when I could stay up with him. My sympathy's go to his wife and family at this sorrowful time. Wayne Johnson


Mary Courney posted on 12/17/14

I taught with Doc at Ogden High School for many years. What a wonderful teacher and friend he was to all. I know how much his family loved him and he will be missed by all. Sincerely, Mary Courney


Cozy and Patricia Mitcham posted on 12/17/14

Cozy and I would like to send our deepest condolences to you. Doc George was a very special person and someone we held very dear. We met Doc soon after he came to Utah and was there when he gave his very first sermon at Second Baptist. He had his leather motorcycle gear on, a long braid hanging down his back and a Bible in a holster. After his sermon all we could say was "wow" , he pulled no punches and was on fire for God. We never grew tired of hearing him and when he started his own Church we enjoyed going there on special occasions. Cozy and he had a special song that Cozy would play for him, Victory In Jesus, Doc would sing to the top of his lungs. It kind of sadden us that we have not been privileged to hear a sermon from Doc recently. God had a path for him to travel and a gospel to preach to the lost, we will miss Doc, we loved this unique brother. To Lela and Jon, whom we have know since they were babies, Bro Mitcham and I send our love and may God comfort you in your loss. To the rest of the family may God give you his unwavering love and comfort during this difficult time. Doc was one of a kind and now he has "VICTORY IN JESUS" . Our deepest sympathies. Bro Cozy and Sis Pat Mitcham