George Albert Yaeckel Jr.

George Albert Yaeckel Jr.

George Albert Yaeckel Jr., 62, passed away December 1, 2013, in Nags Head, NC. He was born on February 13, 1951. George always had a big smile, a love for the beach and for his family and friends, and no matter what he never lost his sense of humor.

George served in the US Army, and worked as an aircraft electrician at the Norfolk Naval base. George had a special place in his heart for the Outer Banks.

He is survived by his son, Christian Yaeckel, and wife, Laura, of Gloucester, VA; two grandchildren, Amanda and CJ; two great grandchildren, Emmett and Stephen; his brother Carl Yaeckel; five sisters, Anna Brown, Linda Brown, Edith Iseini, Bonnie Jones, and Marcie Laumann; also several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews, and lots of friends.
He is preceded in death by his father, George Albert Yaeckel Sr.; stepmother, Leah Yaeckel; mother Phyllis Hart; and his brother Mark Umbel.

The family would like to give a special thanks to the nurses and staff of Coloney Ridge Nursing and Rehab Center in Nags Head.
A private memorial service will be held per his wishes. Donations may be made in memory of George, to the Disabled American Veterans, or a charity of your choice.

Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family at

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  1. Donna Tefft

    Jeff and I were very sad to hear of George’s passing. This morning I was reading the paper and came across the obituary. Normally when I see a picture and obituary of someone I know I feel an overwhelming sadness. When I opened up the paper this morning and came across George’s picture, I smiled. He had that affect on me. Whenever I saw George, he always made me feel like he was so glad to see me and always made you feel like you were his best friend. He will be truly missed and I hope you have some peace in knowing that he has now walked the streets of gold. God Bless all of you.

  2. Debbie & Jim Kiser

    We are deeply sorry to hear about the death of George.
    Know that we love and care about you and will keep you in thoughts and prayers.
    Debbie & Jim

  3. John Cole, Virginia Beach

    I worked with George, Sr. as well as his son George. Jr. while at the NADEP in Norfolk, VA. I really admired both individuals as “stand-up” people who always smiled and you could “take-it-to-the-bank” on anything that they said. Their word was their bond and I am surely sadden by their death. I’m sure that their Family will truly miss them without their “ever-lasting” smile. God be with the Family during this trying time!

  4. Billy Thornton

    George was a good friend to me and also was never afraid to give me a much needed lecture in my “wild days”. I admired him for his friendship, his compassion for those around him, as well as his family. My prayers are with you, family! God bless.

  5. Harold and Suan Mills

    George was a good man and good friend. I worked with him at the NADEP. I also have spent a few nights with him and Dave Smith discussing the world from a slightly tipsy view. You will be missed my friend. My prayers and thoughts go out to your family.

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