Wesley George Geary | Leo E. Jones

Wesley George Geary

Wesley George Geary

Sunrise May 31, 1939 – Sunset Aug. 21, 2017

John 11:25, “I am the resurrection and the life: He that believeth in me, though He were dead, yet shall he live.”

Wesley George Geary, 78, of Hawthorne, died peacefully on Aug. 21, 2017. Wes was born in Oakland, Calif. on May 31, 1939, to Elmer and Evelyn Hayes Geary.

He attended and graduated from St. Joseph’s Catholic High School in Alameda County. He joined the military and for six years he served as a naval airman.

He returned to the Bay Area where he fathered two daughters: Eva and Debbie Geary. Wes became a butcher and operated a shop for approximately 20 years. He then moved to Hawthorne with his wife, Phylis, where they operated The Pizza Factory until her death in 1998.

In 1999, Wes met and married his wife, Terri Sue Woodstock-Geary. They continued to operate The Pizza Factory where Wes has known around town as; The Pizza Man. Wes retired from The Pizza Factory in the Fall of 2011.

Wes was baptized in December of 2011 at Macedonia Baptist Church of Hawthorne. Wes now turned to using his time and energy for God. The last six years of his retirement he was a humble Christian and faithful church member. He worked weekly in the church pantry ministry where he served others just as he had done in his earlier life.

Wes is survived by his wife, Terri Sue Woodstock-Geary, an older brother and sister-in-law, Stanley and Lourette Geary and a host of nieces and nephews.

A military Veterans Memorial Graveside Service will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 13 at 11:30 in Fernley and a Macedonia Baptist Church memorial service is still pending.

Leo E. Jones

Leo E. Jones

A funeral service will be held for longtime Hawthorne resident and World War II Veteran, Leo E. Jones, on Monday, Sept. 11 at 1 p.m. at the Hawthorne Convention Center. Leo passed on Aug. 30.

The repast will follow the services, provided by the Bethel Baptist Church. All are invited to join his family in celebrating his life.

Visitation will be held Sunday, Sept. 10 from 3-6 p.m. at Gunter’s Funeral Home.

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