George Harry Neumann

George Harry Neumann was born in Galveston, Texas, to Edgar E. Neumann and Madelena Vaglienti Neumann on March 20, 1927, and died in Galveston on May 24, 2017, at ninety years of age. He married Billie McDow in 1947, and the couple had Peggy Sue Neumann Levin and George Harry Neumann, Jr. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Betty Neumann Rountree; wife; aunts; uncles; and cousins. He is survived by his children; children in law, David Levin and Janice Neumann; grandchildren, Lane Adam Levin, Matthew Cole Neumann, Michael Neumann, and Lauren Neumann Sheer; and great-grandchildren, Bryant Cole Levin, Bowen Matthew Levin, Brady Sheer, Barrett Sheet, Evelyn Grace Neumann, and Phoebe Neumann. George attended Texas A & M University before World War Two but delayed his education to serve in the Navy during the war. After an honorable discharge, he graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in electrical engineering and entered the family business, Galveston Battery and Electric, where he worked with his father until Edgar’s death. George then became the president and managing owner and oversaw the growth and success of the business for many years, after which time his son assumed those positions. George and his wife owned and operated a family farm and ranch named Wilderness Farm in Galveston County, where they raised longhorns and horses. The family regularly gathered there for holidays, birthdays, and special events. George and his wife were proud of their husbandry and showed one of their prized longhorns, The General, at the Houston Livestock Show. George was a lifelong Lutheran, and he was a member of the Lions Club and the Longhorn Association. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Crowder Funeral Home of Dickinson. Viewing will be at 7:00 to 9:00 pm Friday, May 26th and the funeral will be at 1:00 pm the following Saturday at Crowder. Burial will be adjacent to his wife at Hayes Grace Memorial Park in Hitchcock.

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  1. George,
    Very sorry to read of your father’s passing…I had been to his shop on Broadway many times in my youth and he was always decent and helpful to me. May God comfort you and give you peace during this time of grieving.


    Gary Knox

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