George York Painter, 96, of Maryville, Tenn., and formerly of Waynesville, N.C., died on Feb. 22, 2021.

York was preceded in death by his wife, Merel Painter.

He is survived by his son, Terry J. Painter and daughter-in-law Connie Painter; two sisters-in-law; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at Garrett Funeral Home, Waynesville, N.C., at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18.

The family will receive friends at 1 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225, N. Michigan Ave., Floor 17, Chicago IL 60601; or online at