George Nelson Shiflet died July 5, 2019, at St. Mary's Hospital. He was 78.
A graveside service and celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 18, at Riverside Cemetery in Hotchkiss.
He was born July 21, 1940, in Dublin, Ohio, to Harold and Myrtle Shiflet.
The family moved to Phoenix, Ariz., in 1950 where he completed his schooling. He enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving four years.
He married Beverly Taylor in 1966. They moved to Colorado the same year.
Mr. Shiflet worked as a ranch hand, coal miner and a journeyman electrician. He enjoyed woodworking, hunting, fishing and spending time with family.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Beverly Shiflet; sons, Clint (Tamra) Shiflet, Myles (Vicki) Shiflet, Travis (Twyla) Shiflet, eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; and extended family.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother Ronald Shiflet.
Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling the arrangements.
Visit the internet obituary and sign the online guest registry at www.taylorfuneralservice.com.