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October 30, 1938 - February 19, 2019
George L. Hiser, 80, of Excelsior Springs, Mo, passed away Tuesday, February 19, 2019 in NKC Hospital.
Celebration of life will be held on March 9th, 2019, at 10am. Located at the Barbee Memorial Presbyterian Church: 501 Tiger Drive, Excelsior Springs, Missouri, 64024.
George was born on October 30, 1938 in Decatur, IL. He is the son of the late Frank and Evelyn (Overly) Hiser. He was previously married to Phillis Luster and together they had three children. He married Marcia Stewart on July 15, 1977 in Richmond, MO.
George was employed as a Conservation Agent for Ray County Mo for 35 years, earning many awards and achievements . During his time with the agency, he loved to teach hunter’s safety courses to many children. When he wasn’t hunting or fishing himself, he could be found in a school, presenting wild life programs to hundreds of enthralled students. He gave his whole life to wildlife preservation. George was known for coming to the rescue of friends and family who had unpleasant encounters with a variety of wildlife. He did whatever he could do to help protect both the animal and the person.
George earned many achievements including Statewide and Regional Outstanding Tree Farmer, Ducks Unlimited Distinguished Service Award, and Outstanding Officer of Missouri Dept. of Conservation. George was an active member of Barbee Memorial Presbyterian Church where he served as a Deacon and Elder. He enjoyed collecting unique marbles and spending time with his family.
George is survived by his wife: Marcia Hiser, children; Russ Hiser, Cindy Maske, Janet Stewart, and Scott Stewart. His sisters, Susie Forbes and Mary Hiser of Decatur IL, and his grandchildren; Shelly, Brandon, Jessica, Josh, Jordan, Jeffrey, Kyle, Jon, Brett, and Laura; as well as 8 great-grandchildren.
George was preceded in death by his brother, James Hiser and his son, Jeff Hiser.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Barbee Memorial Presbyterian Church or the MO. Department of Conservation.