The family of George W. Haney "Pa", 78 of Lubbock, will host a memorial service at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 16, 2023, at 1809 N. County Road 2810, Lubbock, Texas 79403, with Samuel Garbi and Josh Barton officiating. Arrangements were made under the direction of Calvillo Funeral Home & Chapel.
George’s journey on earth came to a peaceful close on July 6, 2023. He was born on June 1, 1945, in Levelland, Texas, to the late Carrie and Hurk Haney. Later in life on December 20, 1969, George went onto marry Dorthena Rachals in Lubbock treasuring fifty-three years of a loving marriage.
George possessed an unparalleled work ethic, working in pest control, roofing and as a machinist for Northern Lucas Machine.
Outside of his professional endeavors, George found joy in various hobbies. His love for fishing took him to peaceful areas where he could embrace nature's serenity. Also, one couldn't mention George's hobbies without highlighting his fondness for Nascar Racing and attending Lubbock Motor Speedway.
“Pa” was our go to guy. If you needed a tool, he had it, if you needed a little extra cash, he had a job for you. If you needed good sound advice you could always count on him.
George also had an extraordinary knack for collecting knives. Each blade held its own story - a testament to George's admiration for craftsmanship and history.
While these hobbies brought immense joy into George's life, nothing surpassed the love he had for spending time with his family. His wife Dorthena Haney; daughter Cindy Haney; and two grandsons Joshua Barton (Holly) and Justin Barton held a special place in his heart. George cherished every moment spent with them.
However, George's legacy will live on through his beloved great-grandsons, Oliver Barton and Kason Barton. He was a role model to these young boys, teaching them the importance of kindness, and pursuing one's passions wholeheartedly. One of the grandsons at the tender age of barely graduating pre-k documented his appreciation to his "Pa" in a Happy Father's Day card which filled George's heart with such joy and love. The boys will forever carry his memory with them as a guiding light through life.