George Hartley

George Hartley, age 76, of Joplin, passed away on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 surrounded by family.

Mr. Hartley, son of the late Loren and Genevieve (Ohler) Hartley, was born on June 30, 1945 in Joplin.  On February 28, 1971 he was united in marriage to Sandra Palmer in Joplin.

George was previously an educator having attained his Masters in Business and Accounting from Missouri Southern State College.  Following his retirement, he went to work for Sam’s Club.  George loved people and never met a stranger which made his employment as a door greeter even more enjoyable.

Survivors include his wife, Sandra Hartley, of Joplin; two daughters, Melissa Hartley, and Kim Lawson, and her husband, Keith, all of Joplin; three grandchildren, George Lawson, Tanner Lawson, and Whitney Lawson, all of Joplin; one sister, Sharon Rockenback, of Tuscan, AZ; one brother, Howard Hartley, of Boston, MA; and his fur baby “precious.”

Services are pending at this time.  Please call the mortuary for more information.

Arrangements are under the personal care and direction of Parker Mortuary, Joplin.

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