Tahlequah Daily Press


May 5, 2014

George D. “G.D.” Bias

TAHLEQUAH — George D. “G.D.” Bias of Woodall, Oklahoma passed away on May 1, 2014, after an extended battle with Alzheimer’s. He was 81 years old.

George was the son of George Sr. and Edith Bias of Woodall. He attended Woodall School and Bagley High School in Tahlequah. He obtained his associate degree from Muskogee Junior College.

George served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955 achieving the rank of sergeant. He spent most of his time in the service in Augsburg, Germany. He was very proud of his military career.

After his discharge from the Army, he married Martha D. Norwood of Woodall. In July 1955, they moved to Cloverdale, Calif., where George worked in the logging industry. He worked in many capacities after moving back to Oklahoma: Dotson Roberts Lumber Co., manager of Kentucky Fried Chicken, Alotsa Pizza, Antiques Inc. and Ansa Co. in Muskogee.

George never met a stranger and truly loved people. He was most proud of his family.

He was preceded in death by his father, George Sr. and his mother Edith; his brothers, J.V., Dallas and Dennis Bias; his sisters, Joyce Strong, Wynona Rose and Vivian Reimer.

George is survived by his wife of 59 years, Martha D. Bias; daughters Jan Stephens and husband Bill of Park Hill and Rita A. Bias of Stilwell, Okla.; grandchildren, Syndee Collins and husband Mike, David Stephens and wife Tammy; Michael McClure and wife Gayla; Ashley Stephens and wife Cassy; 11 great-grandchildren and three great-great- grandchildren.

 Hart Funeral Home, 1506 N. Grand, (918) 456-8823.

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