George D’Espard Fawcett ’51

Mr. George D’Espard Fawcett, III, age 83, of 602 Battleground Road in Lincolnton, died on Sunday, January 20, 2013.  Mr. Fawcett was born July 21, 1929 in Mt. Airy, NC to the late Thomas Garnet Fawcett, Sr. and Katie Lee Mills Fawcett. He served in the United States Army and then later was the director of the YMCA.

George’s hobby, or vocation, was the study and investigation of UFOs. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Payseur Freeman Fawcett of the home; a daughter, Laura Fawcett of New Haven, CT; a son, Christopher Fawcett of Tumwater, WA; a step-daughter, Kelly Salinas of Lincolnton; a step-son, Mark Freeman of Marietta, GA; a sister, Elizabeth Burke of Mt. Airy; ten step-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.