Funeral services for Mr. George McCormick, 84 of Silver Point and formerly of Nashville,
will be held Friday, February 9th at 1:00 p.m. at the Baxter chapel of Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home.
Interment will follow in Crest Lawn Cemetery.
George's family will receive friends Thursday from 5:00 p.m. until 8 p.m. and again Friday from 11:00 a.m.
until service time at the funeral home.
He died Monday February 5, 2018 in Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
A gifted musician and vocalist, George moved to Nashville at age 14 to play
music and work at WLAC radio. He began his Grand Ole Opry career in 1951 to sing and play with
Martha Carson. In his 47 years at The Opry, he played guitar and bass fiddle and sang harmony, tenor,
baritone and lead with Opry artists including Wilma Lee and Stoney Cooper, The Louvin Brothers,
Jim Reeves, Porter Waggoner, Dolly Parton and Grandpa Jones.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Norrod McCormick, daughters, Teresa McCormick of Cookeville,
Trilene McCormick, Mindi McCormick, both of Nashville and Anita (Marvin) Stewart of Columbia, TN;
step-daughter Helen Smith; brother, Charles (Shirley) McCormick of Nashville; eight grandchildren
and eight great grandchildren.
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