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Scoring the winning touchdown, George Luna met our Father in Heaven on December 28, 2023. Anyone who knows George remembers his smile, felt his unconditional love, and most likely had a nickname that George endearingly gave them such as Therry, Polecat, Whetto, Monkey, Gordo, Half Price, Madithen, Taylor Swift…The list goes on and on.
George was born in Slaton Texas on October 28, 1972 and lived there until 1987 when his family moved to Kingsville, Texas. Upon high school graduation, George was recruited by Kansas Wesleyan University and played football there 1 year then transferred to Tarleton State University on scholarship to play football. After a year at Tarleton, he returned to Kingsville to play football at Texas A&I University. Upon completing his degree, George played semi-professional football for the Corpus Christi Karankawas and the Corpus Christi Hurricanes. In 2000, George began his career at Bishop CISD where he coached and later became the district’s Athletic Director. George spent 23 years at Bishop, he loved his school.
George poured his life into the Bishop CISD and the Badger Community. He shared his love of all sports and even began Bishop’s powerlifting program, in which Bishop won the State Powerlifting Team Championship, was named State Powerlifting Coach of the Year, coached several state champion powerlifters, and was the regional director for powerlifting for several years. George has coached thousands of students in his tenure including the following sports: football, powerlifting, track, and golf. Under his direction as Athletic Director, George knew that keeping students engaged in school was vital to their overall success. He was a firm believer that students needed to be grounded in their academics and involved in extracurricular activities. He often recruited students to ensure they belonged.
While in Bishop, George met the love of his life and soulmate, Sherry Rose. They supported the Badgers through and through attending every game and sporting event. George and Sherry have spent countless hours coaching and cheering on students and teams, even when it wasn’t one of their teams playing. This passion they shared built a strong bond for Sherry and George, a bond that will be sustained through time.
Together, George and Sherry raised their two boys, Haiden and Jace. George has had a big impact on both Haiden and Jace, he helped them to mature and be responsible young men. George would spend time with the boys by coaching them, fishing with them, or just hanging out on the back patio with them. George supported his boys, was the BEST dad, and loved them with his whole heart.
Preceding George in death; mother, Nancy Esperanza Luna; father-in-law, Jack Daniel Rose; sister-in-law, Jennifer Gayle Rose, and grand-nephew, Jeremy Hernandez.
George is survived by his family; wife, Sherry Rose Luna; sons, Haiden and Jace Wilson; dad and step mom, Jesus S. Luna and Gloria Longoria; mother-in-law, Sandra Rose; sister, Melisa Luna Garza; brother and sister-in-law, Jesse Luna and Janet Hinojosa; brother and sister-in-law, Steve and Abigayle Barton, (family) Taylor Benton; (nieces and nephews) Rolando (Trez) and Aleczandra Garza, Brooks and Madison Barton, Marisela Luna and Clayton Williams, Lucas Luna and Kristi Wilkerson, Ezequiel Luna and April Paschal, Gerardo Hernandez and Barbara Alaniz; and numerous grand nieces and nephews.
A special thank you to those that took such good care of George: Dr. Timothy VanFrank; Maria Clarissa Lopez-Briseno, AGNP; Dr. Jacob Watson; Analisa Lopez, and the entire SLICU Team at Houston Methodist Hospital.
A Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 4, 2024 from 12:30 to 2:00 PM with a Celebration of Life to follow at 2:00 PM at First Baptist Church Kingsville, 312 W. King Avenue, Kingsville, Texas.
Services are entrusted to Holmgreen Mortuary, 2061 East Main Street, Alice, Texas.