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George A. Menz

Staff Writer
The Shawnee News-Star

George A. Menz, our beloved father and papa, passed away Friday, Jan. 17, 2020.

George was born in Vallejo, California, on June 23, 1943, to Bud and Gladys Menz.

He graduated from Sacred Heart High School in El Reno in 1961. During that time George met the love of his life, Sharon Anderson. George and Sharon married on July 14, 1962. After graduation, George attended Southwestern Oklahoma State University Pharmacy School in Weatherford, Oklahoma, and graduated in 1966 with a Doctorate of Pharmacy.

After working in the Tulsa area for seven years, the family moved to Shawnee in 1973 and purchased and owned Campus Drug for 13 years. In 1988, George opened and operated Allcare Pharmacy in Harrah to the present. George was dedicated to his profession but was also very active in the community. He was a member of Elks BPOE Lodge, Knights of Columbus, St. Benedicts Catholic Church, and OPHA.

George was preceded in death by his parents and baby daughter Lisa Ann.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Sharon Anderson Menz, daughter Cheryl Menz Nelson, son Dr. Douglas Menz and wife Bridgitt, grandchildren Trevor Nelson, Tanner Nelson, Taylor Nelson Grant and husband Brandon, Kaytlin Menz, and Kelsey Menz; great-grandchildren Preslie Rae Nelson, Boston Parker Nelson, and Striker Michael Grant.

A private family service was held.

He built the TNT Sports Center and Ballpark for the Harrah and surrounding communities. He was an avid sports fan of his kids, grandkids and great-grandkids.

Flowers and plants can be sent to Allcare Pharmacy in Harrah.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the TNT Sports facility to install a scoreboard in honor of dad and papa and can be made at Allcare Pharmacy.