Born in Oldenburg, Indiana on October 14, 1929, George E. Lamping, entered Post Everlasting on Monday, July 6, 2020 at the age of 90 years. George was the son of Raymond B. And Bernadette V. Lamping. His childhood and education were spent in Oldenburg. He shared many fond memories of growing up there and very recently enjoyed the reunions of his classmates from there.
Upon graduating from Batesville High School, George entered the U.S. Army serving in the Korean Conflict. Following his stint in the army George was employed by A.B. Beverage Company in Brookville. He delivered beer to many establishments in Franklin County and surrounding counties. During these years his good nature and pleasant demeanor helped him develop many friends and acquaintances. He was a fellow who could talk to anyone and make them comfortable and desiring to hold onto his friendship for many years. In later years he served as courier for FCN Bank.
Mr. Lamping was a member of St. Michael Church, a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus, the Elks of Rushville, the HOBO’s, the Bernard Hurst American Legion Post 77, serving as commander in 1972. In addition he served as chaplain of the American Legion Firing Squad for many years. His true passion was a dedication to making the local American Legion a place for veterans and their families welcome to honor the noble service they provided for our country.
Survivors include his life partner of forty years, Shirley Helms and her children, Kim Helms of Sidney, Ohio, Michael Helms of Florida and Bridgett Helms of Brookville. Grandchildren include Shantelle Fogt, Elizabeth Thomas and granddaughter/godchild, Cheyenne Wilson. He is also survived by seven great grandchildren, a sister, Esther A. Young and several nephews and nieces.
Those preceding him in death besides his parents include his only daughter, Cindy Lamping who died October 15, 1972, sisters, Doris Suttman, Lorine C. Fehrman, and a brother, Raymond G. Lamping.
Rev. Vincent Lampert will officiate the Mass of Christian Burial Friday, July 10, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Broookville. Following services the American Legion Post 77 will conduct services with full military honors.
Friends and family may visit from 9 until 10:30 A.M. on Friday, July 10, 2020 at Phillips and Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Avenue, Brookville.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Bernard Hurst Post #77 American Legion Firing Squad or St. Michaels Building Fund. The staff of Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home are honored to serve the Lamping family. To sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.com