James George

Our friend James Willie George, Sr. passed away on October 25, 2016. James was born on April 12, 1954 in Fresno, CA. He was the second of four boys. James worked briefly in construction before embarking on a 34 year career with Fresno County, where he held several different positions and met his wife, Martha (Castillo) George. They spent 24 happy years together. James retired from Fresno County in December 2015. James had a passion and talent for raising birds. When his brothers were interested in sports, James interests were in chickens and pigeons. James was involved in the local pigeon club, where he was president for many years. James has been a member of the Greater California Society of Poultry Fanciers since 2009. James favorite birds were the Old English Game Bantam and James had breeding projects in 26 varieties of Old English Game Bantams. At the time of his passing, James was working on Blue Spangles and Opals with his friend Arturo Lozano. James was the Vice-President of our club at his passing. We will miss James and his knowledge of breeding. Rest in Peace James.