July 15, 1955 - December 11, 2017
George Thomas Deere, 62, was born on July 15, 1955 to John and Lorraine Deere in Muskogee, Oklahoma and entered into eternal rest on December 11, 2017 in Downey, California. George lived with his parents and siblings in the town of Eufaula, Oklahoma and later Wewoka, Oklahoma to the age of almost 4.
George was met at Heaven’s gate by his parents, John and Lorraine Deere, Aunt and Uncle, George and Wynema Crowder, Brother, John Deere Jr., Great nephew, Trey Shawn and Great Niece, Madison Rain, who preceded him in death.
He traveled with his mother’s sister, Wynema (Drew) Crowder to Downey, California. George was raised by her and her husband George Crowder as their own.
George attended Spencer V. Williams Elementary, West Junior High, and graduated from Warren High School.
He worked for Downey Unified School District approximately 30 years. He mainly worked at Griffith Middle School. George loved working the sporting events at the school. Seeing the people there and watching the games.
He loved to watch sports and old westerns. George traveled to Stillwater to celebrate his birthdays. There, he would watch OSU and eat at Eskimo Joe’s. He would travel with his older brother, John, to watch a bowl game on many occasions.
George was a cat lover. He loved to spoil his cats as much as the cats spoiled him for attention.
George is survived by his loving family: Sister, Bettie Deere of Garland, Texas, Nephew, Jeremy Williston of Garland, Texas, Niece, Sunny Williston of Garland, Texas, Great nieces, Dana Nicole, Gracie Michelle, Stormy Lorraine and Great Nephew, Bison Owa Chitto.
A message from his sister, Bettie Deere:
“A special thanks to the staff at the United American Indian Involvement, Inc. serving Los Angeles County, his doctors, nurses, and to everyone that made George smile.”
A Memorial Service will be held on January 27, 2018 from 1:00-5:00pm in the Risher Mortuary Chapel, 1316 W. Whittier Bl., Montebello, CA 90640. Condolences may be sent to the family through our website, www.rishermortuary.com. 562-861-3888.
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to be made to the United American Indian Involvement, Inc.: http://www.uaii.org/