George Joe Assyd, 85, died July 24, 2008 in Phoenix. He was born in Globe in 1923.
Mr. Assyd served in the U.S. Navy in World War II for three years, and one year on Iwo Jima.
Mr. Assyd was a meat cutter for 39 years and was a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and a member of the Lions Club.
Mr. Assyd is survived by his wife of 62 years, Norma; his daughters Nancy Pollard, Parker, Colo., Linda Ward, Pinetop, Ariz. and his son Ken Assyd, Fairbanks, Alaska. Also surviving are six grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
The family requests that memorial donations be sent in his memory to Veterans Helping Veterans, 212 W. Wade, Payson, AZ 85541.