George William Needham, 33, of Pocola, OK passed away Wednesday, December 18, 2013 in Ft. Smith, AR. George was born March 2, 1980 in Ft. Smith to Bobby Wayne & Anna Marie (Johnson) Needham. He loved to hug people and tell them “I love you”. He was just a Big Teddy Bear. George was a very spiritual man who prayed often. He was preceded in death by his father; and grandparents, George & Mary Johnson, Charles William & Alice Needham.
Survivors include his wife, Amy of the home; daughter of his heart, Savannah Fetters; his mother, Anna Needham & Manuel Brasher “Daddy Long Legs”; brother, Larry “Tooter” Needham of Pocola, OK; aunt, Lorene Pettit of Bunch, OK; uncles & aunts, Charles & Linda Needham of Ft. Smith, AR, Bill & Ruby Needham of Pocola, OK; his nanny-sister, Sarah Pendleton of Pocola; his special kids (Dogs) Yona “Bear”, Andy, Reggie, Buddy; other relatives & loved ones; many beloved friends.
Services will be 2 pm, Monday, December 23, 2013 at Evans Memorial Chapel in Pocola, OK with Rev. Keith Allen & Rev. Clifton Pettit officiating. Interment will follow in Macedonia Cemetery, Pocola, OK. Pallbearers will be John Miller, Adam Ridener, Mark Hensley, Weston Brewer, Kevin Thompson, Aaron Wortham, Shawn Pettit, & Billy Millar. Honorary pallbearers will be Boone Brewer, B.J. Brewer, Jimmy Brewer, Wilbur Whitmore, Kevin Locust & Joey Wedge.
The family will be at the funeral home in Pocola on Sunday afternoon from 2-4 pm to visit with relatives & friends.