Geoerge Frederick Streblow, Sr.

December 25, 1922 - September 3, 2016
Geoerge Frederick Streblow, Sr.

George Frederick Streblow Sr., age 93, passed away September 3, 2016.

He is survived by his loving wife, Antoinette Vici Streblow; sons:  Pickett Streblow (Janice) of Kinston, NC; George Streblow Jr. (Nancy) of Winston Salem, NC; William Streblow (Lori) of New Bern, NC; step-sons: Stephen Slockett (Kathryn) of Fayetteville, WV; Daniel Slockett of Cary, NC; Dr. Robert Slockett (Priscilla) of St. Petersburg, FL; step-daughter:  Carolyn Adams of Knoxsville, TN.

George was born on December 25, 1922 in Grand Rapids Michigan.

George was a veteran of the US Army, doing two tours of duty.  His time of military service was first during World War II as a Corporal in Ardennes, Central Europe with Company B 515 Parachute Infantry with his specialty as a Rifleman 7745.  He was the recipient of many ribbons and metals of distinction including two Bronze Service Stars, Combat Infantry Badge, Occupation of Germany Ribbon and the World War II  Victory Medal.  After the war, his second tour of duty was as Staff Sergeant in Company B 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment Administrative NCO.

In civilian life, George spent his 40 year career with Roses Department Store beginning with the Manager in Training Program.  He was very successful in his work and he received several promotions, eventually retiring as the Assistant to the Vice President.

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  • September 04, 2016
    george f. streblow, jr. says:
    George Frederick Streblow was born Dec. 25, 1922 in Grand Rapids, Michigan to Herman Streblow and Lousie Riebe Streblow. 5 years later they moved to a farm in Shelby, Michigan, Benona township, Oceana County. George learned to hunt and fish at an early age, and became a good marksman. He also was an avid reader who had to read by candle light. Consequently he excelled in school, and was valedictory of his 8th grade class at Gardiner school. He was also a member of the 4 H club in 1937. and with the knowledge he had learned of animal husbandry improved his family’s dairy production and efficiency . At the urging of his teachers he was allowed to leave for high school in Grand Rapids where again he excelled. He attended the University of Michigan for a year, where he was named to the Michigan all state track and field team in 1939, then enlisted in the Army. First in the cavalry which later became the armored division, then transferred to the Infantry where he was a mortar man, and earned the expert marksman medal. He then transferred to the 82nd airborne 504th division as a paratrooper, and served on the honor guard for General Jim Gavin. He served in the European theater and was awarded the bronze star for leading his men to safety under enemy fire. After the war he returned to Rockingham, N.C. and married Hannah Pickett Steele, the love of his life, whom he had met during training at Camp McCall. He joined Roses Stores, Inc. and became a store manager moving all over the Southeast. In his 40 year career with Roses he quickly rose to be one of the top managers who could be trusted for anything from fixing broken store operations to running the newest store in Warner Robins, Ga. which was in the first shopping center in Ga. While in Warner Robins, an air force base, he served as president of the Rotary club, the Chamber of Commerce and numerous civilian/military liaison boards. George moved into the position of regional superintendent for several years, and finished his career with Roses as assistant to the president. In 1968 he earned his private pilot’s liscense. George liked all kinds of food and drink, and liked to have a good time. He especially liked the friends he made in Warner Robins, his house at Sneads Ferry, N.C. where he had fishing boats, hunting and fishing,and reading. George is survived by three sons, George F. Streblow(Nancy) of Winston Salem, N.C., Bill R. Streblow(Lori) of New Bern, N.C., Pickett S. Streblow(Janice) of Kinston, N.C. and his second wife Antoinette Vici of Wilmington, N.C.

  • September 05, 2016
    John and Georgia Apostolou says:
    So sorry to hear of George's passing. He was a dear neighbor of ours. My husband like him a lot, even though we didn't know him long. May he rest in peace.

  • September 16, 2016
    Peggy Wilson says:
    Peggy streblow-Wilson. Thinking of you all . Your dad always brought us girls comic books Every time you camean up. Will never forget the good times we had on the farm.