George Handley Lancaster



George Handley Lancaster, 78, of Jacksonville passed away on
Monday, April 3, 2017 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington.
George was a loving husband, a dedicated father and beloved grandfather. A retired
Master Sergeant with 20 years in the US Marine Corps, he served faithfully during the
heaviest combat action of the Vietnam War. He was known for his dedicated work ethic as
well as his sense of humor. George shared his faith in practical ways, as a mentor to young
Marines or a helping hand to those in need. In lieu of flowers the family asks that you
would please donate to the Kellum Baptist Church building fund.
George is survived by his wife, Rosa V. Lancaster; one son, Jay Lancaster (wife Pauline)
and granddaughters, Tara, Tori, Amanda; and a sister, Alease Sanders.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday at Jones Funeral Home, Jacksonville
Chapel, with Rev. Jody Yopp officiating. Military Graveside services will be held at 3:00 PM
on Friday at Lancaster Family Cemetery, Patetown Road, Patetown, NC.