Merv George, Sr.: Popular Local Musician for Over 60 Years Passed Away This Afternoon
After a stroke on Tuesday, Merv George, Sr., popular local musician, passed away this afternoon, according to a public post on Facebook by his son, Merv George, Jr.
“He had my mom by his side and he went peacefully,” Merv George, Jr. wrote. “We were bringing him home from Redding Mercy Hospital and he waited until he got near Weaverville and could see the Trinity River before he left us.”
Merv George, Sr. began playing locally before 1960. The band celebrated giving 60 years of musical joy to the community in 2017, according to an article in the Times-Standard and was still playing gigs this summer.
On a personal note, Merv George played this reporter’s prom and thoroughly rocked the gym in a memory that has wound through my heartstrings and still makes me smile.
Thanks for the memories made of music and magic, Merv George.