George Arnoldlee Biscamp

George Arnoldlee Biscamp, 87, passed away peacefully Nov. 17, 2022. George was born March 12, 1935 in Kirbyville, Texas to Ernest and Drucille Biscamp and was the oldest of six children.

George studied engineering at the University of Texas in Austin. He went on to establish a career building pre-engineered steel buildings. For over 50 years George built all types of end-use buildings in Galveston, Harris and the surrounding counties. Among the many types of buildings he built include retail spaces, offices, manufacturing facilities, churches, American Legion Halls (Posts), restaurants, airplane hangars, strip centers and others.

George and his wife and business partner Therese enjoyed a successful building career in part thanks to the wonderful repeat clients and loyal, reliable, trustworthy subcontractors; many who then became lifelong friends.

Rearranging the real estate land with bulldozers, lining-up the roadways with concrete trucks churning in the dead of night, watching the steel being erected in mid-air, and installing cranes in high buildings; all of these things brought great joy to George. However, nothing brought him more joy than the completed end project along with a smile on the owner’s face and a firm handshake of appreciation.

George loved surprises and practical jokes. He derived great pleasure from sharing meals, holidays, and special events with family and friends. He looked forward to travel and new adventures.

George is survived by his wife of 46 years, Therese, his daughter Rene Cooper and husband Donald, step-daughter Lara Anne, Granddaughter Sarah Allen and husband Austin, Grandson Tyler Cooper and wife Bré, five great-grandchildren, sister Cordell Moran, sister Wannell Lafferty and husband Jim, and brother Byrum Biscamp.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Drucille Biscamp, his brother, Edwin (Butch) Biscamp, and his sister Arlene Burchfield.

There will be a celebration of life for George Held 11:00 AM, Saturday, December 3, 2022, at Crowder Funeral Home Chapel, Dickinson, TX.


  1. He was a beautiful soul, such a wonder man!! Kind and respectful to everyone he come to meet. It was an honor to get to know him in his final days. May he rest easy in the beautiful place God made just for him. Prayers for all of his family and friends, he will be sorely missed. 🙏🏻

    Joyce and David Rhoades
    • We were blessed to find your personal care home run by a hospice nurse and her family. It was reassuring to know he had the best loving care during his last few weeks on earth.

      Therese Biscamp
    • Joyce and David, God placed you into our lives at the exact right moment. You are such a Blessing — mom and I are extremely grateful for your dedication, attentiveness and caring support. May God always Bless the work that you do! Our families will forever be bonded.

    • We were blessed to have George spend the last few weeks on earth in your personal care home, run by a hospice nurse and her family. We were reassured he was getting the best loving care possible.

      Therese Biscamp
  2. I had the honor of working with George on several multi-million dollar expansions at our manufacturing facility. George was a pleasure to work with over the years. He always held his contractors to a level of quality that he expected of himself. I am fortunate to have worked with him and known him as a friend. George even sold me his old pickup that became my son’s first vehicle.
    Although missed here, George is in a much better place now!
    Jason Backs

    Jason Backs
    • Jason, thank you for your kind words! He truly valued your friendship = )

    • Your manufacturing facility was the pinnacle of George’s building career. Huge buildings, 26 ft., 27 ft. and 28 ft. high, 330 ft long, tons of cranes and overhead doors, and a job site so big George had to buy a golf cart to navigate the site daily. He loved setting up lights at 3 AM and lining up concrete trucks with yards and yards of churning concrete and watching it all pour out. He was pleased to build all those roads, clear the site and make it function well. But most of all, he was thrilled to have a wonderful client that understood engineering, was helpful, honest and a pleasure to work for. Everyday, for years, he looked forward to being on your job and knowing you.

      Therese Biscamp
  3. This is very humbling. What to say of a man of Georges stature.
    It is an honor to have been part of Georges life. Years ago when I first met George I was having a project quoted out and several contractors taking several weeks and excuses getting me a quote. George and I talked and the very next morning he showed up with basic drawings and pricing for going forward. I informed him there was not enough time during the night to accomplish what he had done.
    Men of Georges stature ad honor are a dying breed. His handshake was his word.
    Maybe God was ready to enjoy Georges presence for a while.
    Love you my dear friend and you will always have a spot in heart and mind

    Gary Douglas
  4. Our most deepest condolences for Mr. Biscamp’s family. Mr. Biscamp an I worked together on several projects. Mr. Biscamp was an amazing person. He was full of knowledge and was always willing to give advice share his experiences in the metal building industry.

    Jose Guajardo, B.S.D.C

    Jose Guajardo
  5. I am deeply sorry to hear about George’s passing. Don and I will always remember his quick wit and joy for life. He is probably up there with my dad, having a good time and watching over us.

    Pam&Don Wolfe
  6. I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Biscamp’s passing. He was a really nice man. He spent a lot of time with us just recently. The whole family and all the employees loved him. Always good for a story and a cup of coffee. He was one of the good guys.

    Russell Tidwell

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