George A. Halliday Jr., age 80, of Delta, passed away peacefully at Swanton Health Care Thursday morning, February 5, 2015. He was born in Toledo on June 27, 1934 to the late George A. Halliday Sr. and Bernice (Niles) Halliday. George attended Libbey High School. His mother Bernice passed away when he was young and was later raised with love by his stepmother, Wilma. He served in the U.S Army during the Korean War from 1953–1959.
George worked for Markey Bronze (Bunting Bearings) as a molder for over 17 years, retiring in 1996. He was a member of the Delta Eagles, Delta American Legion, Paulding VFW and a life member of the AMVETS of Napoleon. In 1978 he met Rose Coon and they were companions until her passing in 2011.
In addition to his parents, George was preceded in death by his daughter, Gail Halliday and twin infant brothers. Left to cherish his memories are his children, Linda (George) Timmons, Pamela Halliday, Janet (Kevin) Werner, Vicki (William) Canfield, Mary (Robert) Nelson, Mark Halliday, and Kelly Thomas; stepchildren, Karen McConnell, David Coon, Sharon Coon, Mike (Sarah) Coon, Randy Coon and Joe (Peggie) Coon; sisters, Deanna Thomas, Claudia Halliday, Brenda (Gerald) Wise, Rebecca Yingling; former wife, Loretta Cogan Halliday; along with many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received from 5:00 – 8:00 PM on Monday, February 9, 2015 at Barnes Funeral Chapel, 5825 St. Hwy. 109 in Delta; with an American Legion service being held at 7:30 PM followed by an Eagles service. A funeral service celebrating George’s life will be held at 10:00 AM on Tuesday also at the funeral home. Pastor Eric Markovich will be officiating. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery in Delta with Military honors being provided by the Fulton County Honor Guard.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Fulton County Honor Guard, P.O Box 205, Wauseon, Ohio 43567 in his memory. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our website at www.barnesfuneralchapel.com
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