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Services for G.C. “Pete” York Jr., 80, of Rockdale were held Sunday, May 2, 2010, at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home with Rev. Doug Springer of Rockdale Full Gospel Church officiating. Burial was in Liberty Cemetery near Milano.

Mr. York died Tuesday, April 27, at his home near Rockdale.

A Rockdale resident most of his life, he was formerly of Dallas where he was born on June 22, 1929, to Grover and Emily (Stein) York.

Mr. York was a 1946 graduate of Rockdale High School and was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Rockdale.

He married Judy Westbrook on July 3, 1974, in Giddings.

Mr. York had worked as a cashier at Rockdale State Bank for 18 years. He served as branch manager for Bryan Production Credit in Cameron for seven years. He also owned and operated York’s Sweet Shop.

Mr. York was RISD tax assessor collector for 18 years and was elected Milam County Treasurer, ser v ing one four-year term.

He was instrumental in forming and serving in the Rockdale Roping & Cutting Club and also the beginning of what is now the Rockdale Fair Association.

After his retirement, Mr. York enjoyed life on the farm, working with his cows, drinking coffee with his friends and enjoyed his children and grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Betty Jo York.

Survivors are his wife, Judy York of Rockdale; a son, Jon York and wife Shannon of Robinson; three daughters, Yvette McCoy and husband John, Rebecca Luckey and husband Paul, Terri Sandoval and husband Andy, all of Rockdale; 12 grandchildren, Adam McCoy, Evan McCoy, Emily McCoy, Alisa Luckey, Elaine Luckey, Ryan Luckey, Jack Luckey, A.J. Sandoval, Alexandria Sandoval, Taylor York, Stephen York and Madison Moss; a sister, Mary Ann Gilbert and husband James of Rockdale; and an aunt, Edna Garrett of Rockdale; also, three nephews and a niece.

Pallbearers were Jim Alford, Robert VonGonten, Kennard Lee Morton, Grover Morgan, John Fischer, Earnest Garza, Butch Downey and Kenneth Haverkamp.


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