KILLEEN, Tex. - Retired Master Sergeant George W. Egbert, Jr. (Bud), age 87, a longtime resident of Killeen, finished his final race on Saturday, September 1, 2018 at his residence with his family by his side. George was born January 7, 1931 in Wellsville, New York to George William Egbert, Sr. and Bessie Mae (Charter) Egbert. George married the love of his life Marylyn June Spicer on December 19, 1952. He retired from the United States Army after 27 years, which included three tours in Vietnam. George was the Patriarch of the Egbert racing family and enjoyed spending time at the track racing and watching his family. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion and the National Rifle Association. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Phyllis Egbert Hogan and her husband Richard of Webster, NY. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Marylyn June Egbert of Killeen, three sons, George William Egbert, III and his wife Christie Barron Egbert of Salado, Phillip Sheridan Egbert of Kempner and Richard Alan Egbert of Killeen, two daughters, Sharon Egbert DeSpain and her husband Craig DeSpain of Weatherford and Sandra Egbert Mitchell and her husband Robert Mitchell of Belton, eight grandchildren: George William Egbert IV, Phillip Sheridan Egbert, Jr., Trevor Barron Egbert, Marylyn Haley Mitchell Kite, Colton Calloway Monroe, Sydney Lee DeSpain, Michelle Robin Mitchell, Craig Marshall DeSpain, Jr., and eight great grandchildren. "Death and love are the two wings that bear the good man to Heaven." - Michelangelo The Egbert family will receive guest for a time of visitation from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, September 4, 2018. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 5, 2018 in the chapel of Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Killeen. Interment services will follow with Full Military Honors in the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery. His sons and grandsons will serve as pallbearers. In place of usual remembrances the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Wounded Warrior Project on line at www.wounded warriorproject.org or by mail at P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 or the charity of your choice. Service entrusted to the care of Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Killeen.