George J. Honeycutt, 72, of Richmond, Virginia passed away peacefully and surrounded by loved ones on Wednesday, November 29, 2023 at St. Mary’s Hospital.
George was born on December 9, 1950 in Johnson City, Tennessee to Earl and Betty Lou Honeycutt as the second youngest of four brothers. He was a quiet and thoughtful man. He retired from Richmond Raceway following several decades of dedicated work. In his spare time, he was an avid model car builder and enthusiast. Known amongst the modelling community as a master builder, George received an astounding number of awards and accolades from several modelling groups for his builds over his lifetime and was claimed by the International Plastic Modellers’ Society (IPMS) as a highly valued member of their organization. It is truly impossible to describe George’s dedication to his craft and to the modelling community. In addition to his modelling, George also enjoyed spending his time on the beaches of North Carolina with his camera in hand and family by his side. He was known to be the family photographer and has captured what could only amount to several lifetimes of memories. Besides his many talents and hobbies, he had a wonderful sense of humor and could easily bring a smile to the faces of his friends and loved ones.
George is survived by four children George Honeycutt (Cindy), Dayton Honeycutt, (Karen), Kristi Perez (Steve), and Johnna Hays; eleven grandchildren Wesley, Matthew, Jonathan, and Solon Honeycutt; Sara and Jessica Honeycutt; J.D. Perez; Jaycie, Skyler, Rylee “Casper” Hays and Ivy Zhe; one great grandchild Saige; two brothers Edward “Eddie” Honeycutt (Ann) and Bo Honeycutt; son-in-law Jimmy Hays; as well as many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by the love of his life, Susan Honeycutt (Gary), his father, Earl Honeycutt, his mother, Betty Lou Honeycutt; and his eldest brother, Terry Honeycutt. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 9 at Ashland Church of God 407 Myrtle Street, Ashland VA 2300.
George will be deeply and sincerely missed.