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George Richard Truxillo, 68, longtime Sunday school teacher at Sunset Park Baptist Church

George Richard Truxillo
George Richard Truxillo

George Richard Truxillo, 68, affectionately known as “PePaw” went to be with the Lord Monday, March 18, 2019. He was born Oct. 11, 1950, the son of the late George Adam Truxillo and surviving mother, Patty Lou Truxillo in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

He is also survived by his sister, Julie Groton, and her husband, Eddie Groton of Virginia Beach, Virginia; and niece, Amber Groton of Virginia Beach, Virginia; brother, David Truxillo of Virginia Beach, Virginia; sister-in-law, Jennifer Van-Davier, and her husband, Walter Van-Davier of Chesapeake; niece, Hannah Carey, and her husband, Brandon Carey of Suffolk; nephew, Joshua Van-Davier of San Francisco, California; brother-in-law, Fred Awe; niece, Dawn Awe; and great-niece, Melissa Sue Awe-Prouty of Virginia Beach.

He is also survived by his wife of 45 years, Cindy Truxillo; son, Dr. Richard R. Truxillo; daughter-in-law, Patricia Truxillo; and two precious grandchildren, Ava and Max of Roanoke.

Mr. Truxillo was a graduate of Old Dominion University with a heart for teaching and previously taught public high school. He then was a buyer for Finley’s fine jewelry in the midwest. He was a vice president for Macy’s jewelry division in Georgia. He worked for Seiko as a sales representative for 17 years and received the Salesman of the Year Award. He most recently worked for Belk Stores Inc. in sales at Mayfaire Town Center.

He was a longtime Sunday school teacher and member at Sunset Park Baptist Church for 35 years. He was a former superintendent of the Sunday school department. He worked together with his wife as director of the young adult class. He served as deacon in the church and was the chairman of the pastor search committee. George also loved to sing. He was an active choir member and often sang solos for special music. He loved his choir members, Sunday school class, neighbors and his church dearly. George was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend to many. He served the Lord with gladness.

A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m., Friday, March 22, at Sunset Park Baptist Church, 231 Central Blvd., Wilmington, conducted by the Rev. Chris Wroten and Brother Hugh Folds. Visitation will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. prior to services at the church. Mr. Truxillo will be interred at Mountain View Cemetery in Vinton, Virginia, next week in a private ceremony with immediate family.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Sunset Park Baptist Church, 231 Central Blvd., Wilmington, NC 28401.

Share online condolences with the family at Andrews Mortuary & Crematory.

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