Obituary: George T. Honeycutt

George Truitt Honeycutt, 88 passed away on Sunday, July 26.  He was born on September 25, 1926 in Del Rio, Texas to parents Nathaniel B. and Ila Belle Honeycutt.  Known as Truitt, at a young age he traveled to Mexico with his family and began a life of the “cowboy way.”  Truitt managed and worked on some of the largest and well known ranches in Mexico and Texas.  His first love was “the ranch”, but he also drove trucks for the Hunt Family and numerous other companies.  

He thought there was nothing better than seeing the country from the back of a good horse.  Truitt was well-known for his ability to entertain family and friends with stories of his lifetime. 

Truitt is survived by his loving wife Margaret Honeycutt; stepsons, Sam Pat Ferguson, Bill Tom Ferguson, Joe Don Ferguson, Tom Wharton and Chuck Wharton; nephew, John N. Honeycutt and his wife Carol; niece, Joe Beth Richey and her husband Rick; great nephews Patrick and Shane Herring and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.  He is preceded in death by his parents N.B. and Ila Belle Honeycutt; his older brother, John D. Honeycutt; twin brother James Truman Honeycutt, and his son J.C. Honeycutt. 

Services will be Saturday, August 1 at 10:30 a.m. Central, 9:30 a.m. Mountain in the First United Methodist Church at 104 Sierra Blanca Ave in Sierra Blanca. Burial will be at Sierra Blanca Cemetery alongside other members of the Honeycutt family.  Mr. Tom Neely, the Certified Lay Minister for First United Methodist Church will officiate.  Arrangements are being handled by Memorial Funeral Home of Fort Stockton. 


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