George Glenn McDuff

19320108 –

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George McDuff, husband, father, brother, Pop Pop, friend, and lifelong Red Raider, passed peacefully on Thursday, March 14, in the presence of his family and special friends. A time of fellowship and remembrance is scheduled from 6:00 to 8:00pm Monday, March 18, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers and funeral services are Tuesday, March 19, at 2:00pm at Bowman Chapel at First United Methodist Church in Lubbock.

Born on January 8, 1932, in Fort Worth to Curry and Ona McDuff, George grew up in the small town of Grandview, Texas. After graduation from Grandview High School, he attended Baylor University before signing a professional baseball contract with the Brooklyn Dodgers organization. He was described as a “broad-shouldered, right hander with a lively fastball” who pitched for Hazard, Kentucky, the Austin Pioneers and the Lubbock Hubbers. George served in the U. S. Army from 1952 to 1954, then returned to pitch for the Hubbers. He met Beverly Hutcheson, and they soon married, a union that would last for more than 64 years. After retiring from baseball, George completed a degree in Agricultural Economics from Texas Technological College (now Texas Tech University) and taught in the College of Agricultural at Texas Tech from 1958 to 1960. George was employed by OK-TEX chemical and W.R. Grace, then opened McDuff Spraying in 1977, a business that thrived for 40 years.

George impacted the lives of so many. In his own unorthodox way, he mentored, befriended and loved people of all ages throughout his well-lived life. Whether he gave you a part-time summer job, coached your baseball team, helped you create a bug collection, took you on a hunting or fishing adventure, or simply sat next to you at a Texas Tech game, George had a way of leaving a lasting impression on everyone he met.

George is survived by his wife Beverly; a brother, Rudolph and wife Jessie of Hillsboro, Texas; a son Glen and wife Christine of Los Alamos, New Mexico; a daughter, Karen Havins and husband Mark of Lubbock; granddaughters, Macy Hamel of Lubbock and Haley Killip and husband Josh of Pine, Colorado; a great-granddaughter Teyla Weber of Pine, Colorado; brother-in-law, Choc Hutcheson and wife Virginia of Lubbock; and numerous life-long friends including his Texas Tech Baseball Family.

Memorials

Donations in memory of George may be sent to the South Plains Food Bank or a local charity of your choice.

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6 thoughts on “George Glenn McDuff”

  1. Beverly and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss, George was a great man and my family is better for knowing you both. As a parent of a Red Raider baseball player, you guys took us in like family. Loved us and made sure we were all cared for. You two were a great testimony of what love and family are all about. God bless you.

  2. Dear Beverly ,
    Don and I hated to hear the news about George’s death. You were both so kind and loving to us and especially Steve when he was playing baseball for Tech. We have such wonderful memories of the two of you.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Sincerely,
    Patti Gooch

  3. As all of you know, George & Beverly have become special to Diane & I. From the time we first met at baseball we just latched on to you both. George treated Diane like a queen & a daughter. I became you “Uber” driver for the many out of town Tech baseball games. We love you both & will miss George dearly. Thanks for taking us in as one of your own. Love ya Bill & Diane

  4. Dear Beverly, Glen and Karen,
    I am very thankful for the kindness that George showed me and the interest he took in me personally when Glenn and I were in college together.

    May the God of all comfort and the Father of all compassion comfort you in your time of great loss . Blessings to you all.

  5. "Aunt" Donna Schorlemmer

    Of the many special people we were privileged to meet while our great nephew, Dylan, played baseball at Tech, George and Beverly truly stood out among all as the kindest go getters! It was obvious that George never knew a stranger! Beverly, you have our thoughts and prayers and we all know that our loss is certainly heaven’s gain❤ Guns up George ? You will be missed?

  6. "Aunt" Donna Schorlemmer

    Of the many special people we were privileged to meet while our great nephew, Dylan, played baseball at Tech, George and Beverly truly stood out among all as the kindest go getters! It was obvious that George never knew a stranger! Beverly, you have our thoughts and prayers and we all know that our loss is certainly heaven’s gain❤ Guns up George ? and Sic’em. You will be missed?

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