Husky Nation lost one of its best today. He may have never played one actual point, game, or match for the U Dub, but as an usher George was a fixture at virtually every sporting event. It is INCREDIBLE the amount of people George has impacted. Every team, coach, athlete, as well as fans, parents and friends alike know who George is; more than that, all of those people have probably received a firm handshake, a warm smile, and a genuine conversation from him. We are all better for knowing the Tuskegee Airman who is a true hero.
From my Facebook-
George, thank you so much for always being that huge hug in the hallway, that motivational pep talk, that pre-game hi-5, those many many words of wisdom, and just that happiness and love you shared with everyone. Hec Ed SURELY won’t be the same without you. Loving thoughts and prayers to you and your family. God has another angel with him, we’ve been blessed that He shared you with us.
From a previous Seattle Times Article on George:
“I treat people the way I like to be treated,” Hickman said. “I say, ‘Hello, how do you do?’ I want you to do that too. Say, ‘Hello,’ and, ‘How do you do?’ Treat people friendly because you never know what’s coming. And I want each and every one of you to be the best you can be.”
Latest article on George’s passing: