George Winslow Hildreth, 80, passed away Friday November 25, 2022, following a five-year battle with cancer. The family will receive friends at Fair Funeral Home in Eden, NC Friday December 2nd from 4-6 PM. A Service to Celebrate his life will be held at Cedar Hill United Methodist Church in Cedar Hill, NC on Saturday December 3rd at 2 PM. Burial will be at Red Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The American Cancer Society or Cedar Hill or Red Hill Church. George was born in Wadesboro, NC on September 1, 1942. He was preceded in death by his parents, George Houston Hildreth and Lina Springer Hildreth, and son Troy Randall Hildreth. Surviving are his former wife and longtime companion Joyce Randall Hildreth Spear; his two sisters Mary Hildreth Brammer (Melvin) of Charlotte, NC & Cynthia Hildreth Little of Wadesboro, NC; his children Adrienne Leigh Hildreth of Sanford, NC, Steven Ross Hildreth (Celina) of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Mary Catherine Hildreth (Ivan Gutierrez) of Los Angeles, CA; three grandchildren Carson Garrett Walters, Coleman Riley Walters, & Ellie Parker Hildreth. George grew up in the Cedar Hill community near Ansonville, NC. He graduated from NC State with a degree in Textile Technology and began his career in 1970 with Karastan Rug Mill in Eden, NC in research and development. He later worked with Shaw Industries in Dalton, GA. where he introduced and created the rug division. With retirement, he returned to Eden, NC in 2010. He was a man of many talents with the ability to fix almost anything. He was an excellent woodworker, who at one time built his own home. He enjoyed restoring sports cars, riding motorcycles and bicycles, boating, camping, hunting, and fishing. He also enjoyed spending time at his country home and loved the country life and everything outdoors. In his retirement he liked visiting and "chewing the fat" with his many neighborhood friends. He especially loved his children and grandchildren and shared his many interests and talents with them. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.fairfuneralhome.com.
George's family is in our thoughts and prayers.
Cindy and John Springer
Joyce and family, we are so sorry about George. He fought the good fight for so many years, but he's at peace now. Please accept our deepest sympathy at this most difficult time.
Susan & Louis Childrey
My thoughts and prayers to George's family. Patty Warwick Haigler
We are so sorry to hear of George's passing. He fought the good fight and you were such a faithful caregiver. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Beth and Darrin Pulliam
May God give you all strength and watch over you all during this time of bereavement. Praying for the entire family.
John & Patricia Davis
Dear Joyce and Cynthia,
I'm so sorry to hear about George, but he is free from the pain of cancer for which he valiantly fought for so long. May God's peace be with you and comfort you during this time.
George and I spent many fun days together in our youth. Sorry to hears this news. My condolences to the family.
My prayers and thoughts
Had the pleasure of working with George at Karastan. Condolences to the family. Rest in peace George.
So sorry to hear about George's passing. Sending deepest condolences to his family. Worked for many years with George at Karastan. He was a fine fellow!
George was more like a big brother than a brother-in-law. He introduced me to so many things, like water skiing, camping and grilling steaks. George inherited his father's knack for all things mechanical and his mother's remarkable gift of memory. The shared good times will be cherished memories forever.
Sympathy to Hildreth Family. May God's comfort surround you in the days ahead.
Billy and Betsy Ammons
Mary and Family..... So sorry to hear of your loss....Keeping you in my prayers
Robert M. Thomas
So Sorry. I was only a part-time associate member of the Cedar Hill Gang, but I will miss him
George was a longtime friend from Karastan. He never failed to contact me whenever we attended trade show. He was always proud of what he accomplished at Shaw Industries!
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