CULBERTSON -- George L. "Hoss" Gleason, 65, died Sunday (Nov. 17, 2002) at Community Hospital of McCook.
He was born March 27, 1937, to Lloyd and Mary (Lamb) Gleason in Eckley, Colo. He grew up in the Brush, Colo., area and graduated from Snyder High School in Snyder, Colo. In 1967, he came to the Culbertson community where he drove truck for Kugler Oil Company and also operated his own trucking business. For several years he was a deputy Sheriff, serving in Hitchcock, Hayes and Chase Counties.
On Dec. 23, 1967, he married Linda Wilkinson and they spent their married lives in Culbertson. For three years, they operated Hoss's Cafe in Culbertson. He retired in 2001.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Linda; and an infant daughter, Rebecca Rae.
Survivors include five daughters, Ilo and husband, Rick Swonger and Georgia and husband, Glen Baughman of Culbertson, Angela and husband, Quinton Wright of Grand Island, Valori Settell of Fort Morgan, Colo., and Jodi and husband, Marvin Lane of Sacramento, Calif.; two sons, Rick Gleason and wife, Amber of Hamlet and Alan Hisel and wife, Loraine of Lenexa, Kan.; two brothers, Kenneth Gleason and wife, Beverly of Palisade and Ronnie Gleason of Wray, Colo.; two sisters, Virginia and husband, Clarence Renzelman and Dorothy and husband, Joe Juranek of Wray; 15 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Thursday, 10 a.m., at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Culbertson with the Rev. Dan Spearow officiating. Interment will be at the Culbertson Cemetery.
Memorials may be given in his name and friends may call at Herrmann Chapel in Culbertson.
Herrmann Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.