George G. Liberty, 62 years of age, of Pampa, Texas, peacefully took Jesus’ hand into eternity while surrounded by the joyous laughter of his family as they reminisced of their many shenanigans together on Thursday, December 2, 2021, while in Pampa Regional Medical Center where he had been fighting Covid. He graced this world with his presence on May 25, 1959, in Lynwood, California to George Sr. and Dixie Lea Liberty.
George had attended Bell High School and in 1976, he joined the United States Army and proudly served his country as a Ranger with the 82nd Airborne until 1978. While still living in California, he was primarily found riding the waves on his surfboard or under the hood of a race car preparing for his next race. George was extremely proud of having worked in the machinery moving business for such companies as Mammoet and Allegro before moving to Texas in 1998, at the persuasion of his son, Shannon, in order to be closer to family. Following their move to Texas, he continued his trade as a trucker, but for various different oilfield businesses until two years ago when he purchased his own truck and started Sons of Liberty Transportation with Shannon.
In 1999, George met the love of his life and literally his best friend, Mindy Park. From that point on, they were practically inseparable and he, without hesitation and with arms wide open, gained two more sons, Mason and Miles Watkins. Since George was an overgrown child himself, he related very well to children and always seemed to attract kids. It was not an unusual occurrence for him to ride skateboards, go sledding or perhaps frequent haunted houses with his family – always looking for adventure, HE WAS THE FUN GUY! Absolutely nothing was more important to George than his family and that was evident thru his willingness to do whatever was asked of him – whether he liked it or not. Being best friends and rarely apart, George and Mindy enjoyed lots of things as long as they were together, such as attending drag races, taking trips, hanging out in their pool, or simply working on various projects. George had a small obsession with his Harley Davidson; therefore, he and Mindy went on motorcycle excursions to rallies, often times with other couples. As time marched on and George got a little older, his loving children affectionately deemed him a “Wild Hog”. George’s larger than life personality, his determination to spread joy and his devotion to family will be incredibly missed by all who knew him.
Family members who he has joined in heaven are his father, George G Liberty, Sr.; stepfather, Ted “Pops” Oldham; an infant son, Shane Liberty; father-in-law, John Park and brother-in-law, Mike Towry.
Those of his loved ones who remain to cherish his memories and anticipate their reunion are his loving wife, Mindy Park; mother, Lea Oldham; children, Shannon Liberty and wife Brittany all of Pampa, Shawnna Liberty of Fort Worth, Mason Watkins and wife Kristin of Pampa, Miles Watkins of Amarillo; brother, Teddy Liberty and wife Dana of Bakersfield, CA; sister, Kelley Fritsche and husband Mark of Pampa; four grandchildren, Raven Olney, Alexia Olney, Madison Watkins, Kora Ann Watkins; mother-in-law, Rue Park; sister-in-law, Cindy Towry both of Pampa; his Albanian family and brother, Luigi Vukatana and wife Linda, Ani Canga and husband Ervin, Dea Vukatana, Ersi Vukatana all of Pampa and a vast number of nieces, nephews and extended family.
Celebration of Life Memorial services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 8, 2022, at Calvary Baptist Church with Pastor Rick Pearson, Brother Paul Nachtigall and Roger Villareal officiating. The family has entrusted the cremation care of their loved one to Winegeart Funeral Home.
Should donations be a preference, the family has suggested they be made to either the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675-8516 or to Pampa Animal Welfare Shelter (PAWS), P.O. Box 2095, Pampa, TX 79066-2095 in memory of George.
Please visit www.winegeartfuneral.com to share words of compassion and comfort for the family on George’s Book of Memories.