George Edward Cruthis, age 84, of Cave City, Arkansas, died, on Saturday, July 8, 2023, at his home. He was born Wednesday, February 15, 1939, to Lloyd and Ottilie Cruthis in DeValls Bluff, Arkansas.
George found enjoyment in the great outdoors. An avid hunter and fisherman, he spent countless hours updating his land to support his hobbies. He cherished these activities not only for the thrill but also for the opportunity to share these moments with his friends and family. George was a true outdoorsman, deriving immense satisfaction from tending to his land, caring for his cows, and experiencing the simple pleasures of life.
He dedicated forty years of his life to a successful career as a telephone splicer. George owned and operated Telcas and G & R Splicing, demonstrating his commitment to diligence, hard work, and service.
In 1980, George made a significant contribution to his community as a founding member of the Cave City Watermelon Festival, which is celebrating its 43rd year.
One of the many highlights of George's life was the Stuttgart Class of 1957 Reunions. These gatherings provided him immense joy, and he was proud to have attended his 65th reunion in June 2022. George and his wife, Roberta, also successfully managed Cave City Real Estate for 20 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Roberta Cruthis; three brothers, Richard Cruthis, Troy Cruthis, and Wayne Cruthis; and one sister, Dorothy Dempsey.
George is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Nathan and Charity Cruthis of North Little Rock, Arkansas; his two daughters and son-in-law, Deana Tipton of Bryant, Arkansas, and Stacey and Brian Bowser of Mena, Arkansas; his three sisters, Sue Plafcan of Conway, Arkansas, Rose Kostas of Batesville, Arkansas and Irene Gill of Stuttgart, Arkansas; seven grandchildren, Morganne Tipton of Biloxi, Mississippi, Micah Tipton of St. Petersburg, Florida, Ethan Tipton of Little Rock, Gabby Tipton of Little Rock, Arkansas, Luke and Mallary Bowser of Magnolia, Arkansas, Ashten Bowser of Bryant, Arkansas, Matthew Bowser of Mena, Arkansas; several nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
Graveside services will be private family and close friends.
Pallbearers will be Luke Bowser, Ethan Tipton, Matthew Bowser, Clayton Cruthis, Ronald Weaver and Skip Layne. Honorary pallbearers are Walt Brazil and Charlie Cox.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Alzheimer's Association of Arkansas.
Arrangements are by Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City.