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PREWITT, George
PREWITT, George George Prewitt was defined by his love of God, family, and flying. George was born to Laura and George Prewitt in Springfield, Missouri, on August 4, 1932. He grew up in High Hill, Missouri, and attended Northeast State Teachers' College in Kirskville, Missouri, where he graduated with a Bachelor's degree in 1954. After college, he joined the Air Force as an Aviation Cadet. During his distinguished 30-year career, he flew a wide variety of aircraft including the T-6, T-33, T-37, F-86D, F-100, F-4, and F-15 in many locations around the world. His travels in the Air Force took him to Alaska, Arizona, Alabama, Texas, New Mexico, France, Germany, Missouri, Japan, Spain, England, and California. He also had the opportunity to serve his country in Vietnam where he was awarded the Bronze Star for Valor. George was a Command Pilot when he retired as a Lt. Col. at Edwards AFB. During his career, he took the opportunity to earn a Master's Degree at USC in Systems Management. After retirement, he began his second career as a Certified Flight Instructor working first at Rosamond Skypark and then Fox Field at Barnes Aviation. He also earned the Master Pilot Award from the FAA. His military and civilian flight time totaled over 20,000 hours. George instilled his passion for flying in hundreds of students during his 25 years instructing, creating a lasting legacy. For much of this time, he also worked as a Designated Flight Examiner for the FAA. Many pilots in the area took their check rides with George. He was known as strict but fair. George was a past president of the Fox Airport Association and served in a variety of roles on the board. He was instrumental in supporting the local airport projects including the new entrance sign for Fox Airport. Although George loved flying, he loved his family even more. He met his wife, Jane, in 1955 at Arizona State University when she was a student there. After a 3-year romance, they were married on September 5, 1958. During their 56-year marriage, they were blessed with 3 children, Lori (Jerry), Lisa (Dave), and George Jr. Their grandchildren are Diana, Christina, Allison, Matthew, Jack, Zackary, and Georgia. They also have one great grandson, Liam. George had a servant's heart. He believed in giving back to his community. He served as an usher at Central Christian Church for many years. He also taught Sunday school and shared leadership of the Senior Bible study. George was a past president of the Antelope Valley Committee on Aging. He assisted in tax preparation at the senior center. He was a patient advocate at Antelope Valley Convalescent Hospital. His last volunteer position was at the Lancaster library. George was always busy helping others. On March 29, 2015, George Phillip Prewitt, surrounded by family and friends, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He will be greatly missed by all. Fly high and touch the face of God! Funeral services will be held at Central Christian Church, 3131 W Avenue J, Lancaster, California on April 11, 2015 at 10am with a reception to follow. Graveside service will be held at 1pm at Joshua Memorial Park, 808 E Lancaster Blvd. All those who knew George are welcome to attend. Arrangements handled by Halley Olsen Murphy Funerals and Cremations , Lancaster.

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