George August Endsley

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

George August Endsley, 87, former long-time resident of Seavy Hight Road in Maury County, Tennessee, died Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015, in Hendersonville where he made his home the past few years.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, at 10 a.m. at Oakes & Nichols with Randy Kersey and Hueston Marshall officiating. Burial will follow in Short Cemetery in the Spring Place Community in Marshall County with military honors provided by Herbert Griffin American Legion Post No. 19. The family will visit with friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. to service time Wednesday at the funeral home.

The family suggests memorials to Scribner's Mill Church of Christ, 2386 Scribners Mill Rd, Culleoka, Tennessee, 38451. Notes of condolence may be extended at

Born in Highmore, South Dakota, he was the son of the late Edwin Endsley and Irene Van Ovelshelde Endsley. He was a 1947 graduate of Marshall County High School and attended Draughn's Business College. From 1950-52, He served in the U.S. Army attached to the ERC 8th Infantry, Company E Division of the Third Army Area. While on a tour of duty in Germany, he played on the U.S. Army Football Team.

After discharge from the military, he returned to Marshall County and was affiliated with Carpenters Local Union 223 for 60 years. An avid sportsman, he loved hunting and fishing, and also enjoyed playing cards and working puzzles. Mr. and Mrs. Endsley enjoyed travel, and after a 50th wedding anniversay trip to Hawaii, had visited each of the 50 states.

He was a long-time, faithful member of Scribner's Mill Church of Christ and member of Columbia Masonic Lodge No. 31.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, the former Mary Ethel Adams of Lewisburg, Tennessee, whom he married March 7, 1953; son, Tony (Phyllis) Endsley of Culleoka; daughters, Sandy Endsley Baker of Columbia, Tennessee, and Cindy Endsley of Hendersonville; sisters, Marjorie (Farris) Taylor of Lewisburg and Sara (Steve) Tucker of Ocala, Florida; grandchildren, Angie (Jeff) Roberts, Jeremy (Ashlee) Baker, Ben (Jennifer) Endsley, Brooke (Travis) Hensley, Eric (Ashley) Endsley, Elliott (Meghann) Endsley, Paige (Michael) Bottoms, and Kasey Endsley; and 20 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by sisters, Lavonna Wilbur and Mary Wiggins; and brother, Everette Endsley.

Serving as active pallbearers are Jeremy Baker, Elliott Endsley, Ben Endsley, Eric Endsley, Norris Endsley, Wayne Troope, Chance Rosson, and Wayne Jean. Honorary pallbearers include Company E, 8th Infantry of the U.S. Army and members of Scribner's Mill Church of Christ.