George Wayne Cress

Class of 1956

1956 Maroon SpotlightGeorge Cress
George Cress

Band 53, 55-56, Band Manager 55-56, Home Room President 55-56, Annual Play 53-54, Class Assembly 53-54.

George Wayne Cress

May 10, 1938 – September 16, 2021

On Thursday September 16, 2021, our loving husband and devoted father passed away at the age of 83.

George was born on May 10, 1938, to CB and Wilma Cress. George was married to the love of his life for 63 years, Carolyn Cress. Any time with Carolyn was a highlight in his life. He loved spending time with her and his children, which equally included their spouses. Any time he spent having dinner with his son Mark W. Cress and his wife Cheryl L. Cress who he so lovingly called Chippy or his daughter Cathy C. Darneal and her husband Eddie Darneal was time he treasured. He spent well over 50 years in the oil and gas business. George was the consummate mentor and teacher to so many. He was smart, funny and committed to every part of his business. His greatest joy was to help people in any way he could. His kind heart was something everyone who knew him loved. George is preceded in death by his father, CB Cress, his mother, Wilma Cress, his brother, BJ Cress, and sister-in-law, Marilyn Cress. 

Survivors include his loving wife Carolyn, son Mark and wife Cheryl, daughter Cathy and husband Eddie; grandchildren: Lindsey Brewer and husband Collin, Kellie McCormack and husband Brent, Chad Darnel and wife Kathryn, Steele Darnel, Ty Darnel, Steph Scott and husband Brice, Jason Darnel and wife Leigh Anne; great-grandchildren: Calvin, Brooklyn, Harper, Hadley and Kayde in addition to numerous nieces, nephews and friends.