George Louis Abare, 58, of Perryton, Texas, passed away on August 28 ,2022, at Northwest Texas Hospital in Amarillo, Texas.
George was born on November 28, 1964, to Kay Calvin Abare and Patricia Louise (Atzbach) Abare in Slaton, Texas. He has a sister, Kay Whitely of Levelland, Texas, and a brother, Jonathan W. Abare of Lubbock, Texas.
George attended school in Slaton, Texas. He was very active in the ROTC program, and was Rifle Team Commander. He eventually quit school his sophomore year, but later on got his GED. He joined the Army after high school, but never went active duty. He moved to south Texas for a short time. He eventually moved back to Lubbock, Texas, where he met, then later married Brenda Elfers on September 5, 1987, in Beaver, Oklahoma.They had three children: Kimiko (Kimi) Frazee, of Higgins, Texas; Brandon Abare of Laverne, Oklahoma; and Kalyn Abare of La Crosse, Kansas.
George served in the Army Reserve for three years in Lubbock, Texas. He worked as a journeyman electrician for several years. He then went on to work for Bell Dairy/Gandy in Lubbock, Texas, as a maintenance man until the family moved to Beaver, Oklahoma, in 1997. George worked for Howard Drilling, and then got a job with Cooper Energy in Liberal, Kansas, as a compression mechanic. He served as a Reserve Police Officer for a short time in Beaver, Oklahoma. George eventually moved to Levelland, Texas, after his divorce in 2007. He worked various jobs as a journeyman electrician, handyman and mechanic. He later moved to Perryton, Texas, where he lived until his death.
George loved to fish, hunt, go camping with his family, and loved to ride motorcycles. He also enjoyed working on washers, dryers, lawnmowers, and fixing up old dressers. He loved to work with his hands, whether it be working on a vehicle or the house. He had even built a bedroom for his daughter when they lived in Shallowater, Texas. You could say he was a jack of all trades.
George leaves behind three children: daughter, Kimi (Justin) Frazee, of Higgins, Texas, son, Brandon Abare of Laverne, Oklahoma, and son, Kalyn (Jasmine) Abare, of La Crosse, Kansas; seven grandchildren: Shaelynn (Abare) Bruschi and husband, Jonah; Hana Frazee, Braddock Frazee, Ralyn Abare, Barrett Abare, Kinsley Abare, and Alana Abare; one great granddaughter, Jennah Bruschi; his father, Kay Calvin Abare, of Wilson, Texas; one sister, Kay Whitely, of Levelland, Texas; one brother, Jonathan Abare, Sr. (Crystal) of Lubbock, Texas; step sisters Amy Jackson, Stephanie Vasquez, and Peggy Harris, all of Wilson, Texas; and several half brothers and sisters, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
George is preceded in death by his mom, Patricia; step-mom, Julia; and grandparents, George and Opal Abare, and Louis Atzbach and Ann Kennedy.
Memorial service will be held at a later date.