Former Lubbock DA dies at 89

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Updated: 11/07/2013 7:33 pm
A longtime lawyer who devoted much of his 89-year life to Lubbock passed away Wednesday. 

George Gilkerson can claim a long list of accomplishments, including serving in the U.S. Army during World War II, a degree from Texas Tech and a law degree from University of Texas. 

He then joined the FBI as a special agent, when he then began his career of service in Lubbock as county attorney and district attorney. 

It would be impossible to list all of his contributions to Lubbock, but they include serving for the Lubbock Rotary Club, American Cancer Society, YMCA, and as a deacon and Sunday school teacher for Lubbock's Second Baptist Church. 

He is survived by his wife of 70 years, two sons, six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. 
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