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George E. Off

October 31, 1932 — June 12, 2024


George E. Off, 91 of Tipton passed away on Wednesday, June 12, 2024 at The Waters of Tipton. He had previously lived in Sharpsville. George was born in Tipton on October 31, 1932 to Herbert T. & Goldie Mae (Retherford) Off. He was married to Margaret Ann Smith on July 4, 1953 and she preceded him in death on May 21, 2021.

George worked at Chrysler Corporation in Kokomo for 36 years, retiring in 1995 and he was also a farmer. He was a graduate of Sharpsville High School in the Class of 1950. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Elwood and the UAW Local 685. Earlier in life he was a member of the Rural Youth where he was a square Dance caller.

In younger years while raising his family George loved camping and fishing. He collected HO trains and was always tinkering with something to stay busy. He even found time to build a grandfather clock and a mantle clock. He served in the US Army during the Korean War.

George never met a stranger and would talk to anyone; however his life took a major change four months after he retired when he had a major stroke. He still continued to enjoy his grandkids’ and great-grandkids sporting events. George enjoyed being a people-watcher out the window at home and in the lobby at The Waters.

He is survived by his two children, Nancy Silvey and husband Rick of Tipton and Ed Off and wife Laura of Sharpsville; four grandchildren, Bryce Silvey and wife Miranda, Tipton, Andrea Wesner and husband Andy, Tipton, Natosha Woods and husband Matt, Kokomo and Jonathan Off and wife Elaine, Greentown; nine great-grandchildren, Brynn Silvey, Ella Silvey, Ethan Sizelove, Abigail Wesner, Zayne Wesner, Ian Woods, Hannah Woods, Camden Woods and Weston Off.

George is the last of four brothers. He was preceded in death by Harold Joseph “Joe” Off, James Robert “Jim” Off and Herbert L. “Herbie” Off. He is survived by two sisters-in-law, Marita Off and Cora Off.

Funeral services for George will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, June 17 at Young-Nichols Funeral Home with Rev. Ashley Sherard presiding. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Tipton, with military honors provided by the Tipton American Legion and the US Army. Visitation will be on Monday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service. 

George’s family would like to thank the staff at The Waters of Tipton and Guardian Angel Hospice for the care he received the last three years and allowing him to be the “greeter” spending much time in the lobby waving as people came by.

Memorial donations in honor of George may be made to the Tipton County Boys and Girls Club or Phi Beta Psi sorority.

Condolences for George’s family may be made on his obituary page at The staff at Young-Nichols Funeral Home is honored to be assisting his family.

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