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Starry, George L.

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November 15, 1921 - May 10, 2013

Starry, George L.

A graveside service with full military honors for George L. Starry, 91, of Dallas will be held at 11:00 A.M., Friday, May 24, 2013 at Dallas Ft. Worth National Cemetery.  George was born on November 15, 1921 in Louisburg, Kansas to the late Edward and Nellie Menefee Starry.  He proudly served during WWII flying B-26 Bombers as a Lieutenant in the 386th bomb group in the Army Air Corps. He flew in the air offensive in Europe and Western Europe and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, two Bronze Battle Stars, the Air Medal with 8 Oak Leaf Clusters, and a Distinguished Unit Citation. Following the completion of 50 missions, George was assigned to fly visiting dignitaries and his landing field was the front lawn of Windsor Castle. He completed college on the GI bill and graduated from the University of Missouri. George was an early exhibitor at the Dallas Market Center where he had a furniture showroom for many years.  Simply said, George was a gentleman and will be dearly missed. George is survived by his loving wife, Beverly Gentry Starry of Dallas; her daughter, Lynne Harelik and her husband, Edmund, and son, Nicholas Harelik. He is also survived by his beloved sister-in-law, Helen Starry of Overton Park, Kansas. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Nellie; brother, E.K.; sister, Glena and wife, Roxanna Ward. Please send family condolences to In lieu of flowers please consider donations in George’s honor to the Frontiers of Flight Museum 6911 Lemmon Ave, Dallas, TX 75209.

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Patricia Wilson

June 02, 2013 4:12PM

Beverly, I read George's obit in the paper and was so sorry to hear of your loss. I still think of you and Lynn often. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Larry and Sue Hunt

May 19, 2013 5:01PM

Beverly, we are so sorry about the loss of George. He was a very special man who was easy to love. We love you, Larry and Sue Hunt

Leslie and Bob Irons

May 16, 2013 7:08PM

Beverly, we were so sorry to hear about George. We send our prayers, and sympathy to you and the family. His picture was so fabulous in the paper. He lived a great life. George was a true Patriot, a sucessful business man, and a gentleman in every way. He also married Beverly! Our thoughts are with you.

Holly Witt

May 16, 2013 9:29AM

George was a dear, sweet man. I loved his hugs, his stories, and HIM. I know he will be missed. Beverly, my prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. Much love, Holly

Phil Yacovoni

May 13, 2013 2:21PM

George was a true American hero and patriot. I was honored to meet George and learn about his outstanding service to our great country. It's because of men like George that we're all able to enjoy all the freedoms we have today. It's remarkable to think he flew in combat when he was 21 to 24 years old. To know George and his lovely wife Beverly is a blessing. My deepest sympathies to George's entire family. As a fellow Army veteran, I salute George, his accomplishments, and the wonderful legacy he left.

Ronald Harville

May 13, 2013 12:11PM

Beverly, I am praying for you and the family. I really thought a lot of Mr George. Over the years he taught me a lot about the furniture business. besides being a mentor he was an even greater friend. Another of the Greatest Generation has gone home.

Sandy McCarrie

May 12, 2013 11:00AM

George was a special man, a gentleman in the fullest sense of the word. He always had a twinkle in his eye and loved to flirt with the ladies, but loved his wife Beverly dearly. We grew close to George and enjoyed all our visits with him, at home, at Pete's diner, or going out to dinner someplace special. George never met a desert he did not like and his favorite saying was "that was the best I ever tasted". I will miss you George.