George Yancey

Death 2010
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 162466959 · View Source
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Yancey dies after rattlesnake bite

Friday, May 14, 2010 [TEXAS]

Last Thursday, a Paige man died after being bit on the hand by a timber rattlesnake while he was in brush on the side of Old Potato Road in the northern part of the county.

George Yancey, 35, left behind his wife, Sandy and three children.

A benefit is planned this Saturday, beginning at noon, at Charlie's Bar, 1200 Loop 230 in Smithville to help defray expenses for Yancey's memorial service. Barbecue and gumbo plates will be served from noon until they run out. Live music will also be played and there will be a silent auction.

According to relatives, the snake bit George Yancey between his thumb and index finger on his right hand.

Jerry Dean, who George Yancey called "Grandpa Jerry," said he received a call from Sandy Yancy asking him to come over to their house, right next to his.

"When I got there, I realized something was wrong when I saw her putting George in the truck," Dean said. "He had a lot of problems with standing and fainted at one point. We tried to get him to stay awake by talking to him."

Dean said Sandy immediately called for an ambulance, but because they were in Paige, it took about 30 minutes for the ambulance to arrive. In that time, George's heart stopped beating, but once the paramedics arrived, they were able to resuscitate him, he said.

"They (the paramedics) were able to find a field nearby to land the helicopter and take him over to Brackenridge," Dean said. "However, when we arrived, the doctors told us that he had died."

According to Dean, the 6-foot snake held on to George's hand for a long period of time and he tried to get it off with some items in his truck. When it did finally release his hand, Dean said they captured it under a bucket.

The paramedics were able to get a picture of the snake after killing it and later identified it as a caned rattler, a brownish-grey snake that gets darker towards the rattle.

George was laid to rest in Powell Cemetery in Austin on Wednesday.

"George was a real genuine person - he was everyone's friend," his brother, Jack, said. "If you needed anything, he would give you the shirt off his back."


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