of Benton, AR
June 18, 1953 - January 3, 2023
George Hetzel, Jr., 69, of Benton, Arkansas passed away on January 3, 2023 in Bryant, Arkansas.George was born in San Antonio, Texas to George and Marilyn Hetzel on June 18, 1953. He earned a degree from Grove City College and graduated in 1975. He worked in the IT Department at Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield as an analyst for nearly 20 years. He enjoyed walking moment-by-moment with the Lord, spending time with his family, cheering for the Pittsburgh Steelers and eating peanut M&Ms. He was an active member at St. Andrew's Anglican Church in Little Rock.George is survived by his wife, Dale Hetzel of Benton; son, Joshua (Kimberlee) Hetzel of Lexington, South Carolina, son, Jonathan (Carmen) Hetzel of Benton, son, Jeremy (Susan) Hetzel of Colorado Springs, Colorado; daughter, Caitlin Hetzel of Benton, daughter, Carissa Hetzel of Little Rock, daughter, Claire Hetzel of Benton; brother, Fred (Jeannie) Hetzel of Norfolk, Virginia; sister, Lynn (Rob) McDowell of Oak Island, North Carolina; 10 grandchildren as well as nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends but we rejoice that he is in the presence of the Lord.Visitation will be held at Roller-Alcoa Funeral Home, 6700 Alcoa Road in Benton on January 6 from 5-7 p.m. Memorial Service will be held at St. Andrew's Anglican Church, 8300 Kanis Road in Little Rock on January 7 at 1 p.m. with Reverend Dustin Freeman officiating. A brief visitation will begin at 12:30 p.m.In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Union Rescue Mission, P.O. Box 164057, Little Rock, AR 72216 or the Salvation Army, P.O. Box 3605, Little Rock, AR 72203.
So sorry to hear of George's passing. I grew up with him in the Pittsburgh, Pa area. We went to school together and enjoyed the same group of friends. I have so many memories of the fun times! He was always a good person. My condolences to his wife and family. It's a blessing that his suffering is over, and he is now in a much better place with his Lord.
I worked with George at Arkansas Blue Cross. He was always so kind and had the sharpest wit and sense of humor. My deepest sympathies and prayers with your family at this difficult time.
Joshua and family,My warmest condolences to you and your family.I did not know your Dad but working with you gives me a glimpse of some of the good and beautiful in your family life. My heart goes out to you all in this time of grief. Praying for the Lord's sustaining grace.
I had the pleasure of working with George. He was such a kind and helpful person. My condolences to the family.
I am saddened to hear of the passing of George. It was a pleasure to talk and joke with George at ABCBS during the times we met in the break room. A truly good person and my condolences go out to the Hetzel family. God give you strength during this difficult time.
To Dale and all family: I love you all and my heart aches for you, knowing of the deep loss you have sustained. May God be merciful and grant peace and comfort. I know you miss his wit, great smile, and most of all, big heart.
Caitlin and Claire are dear to my heart. I send my deepest sympathies to the entire family. Praying for peace over you all during this time. â¤ï¸
I worked with George with new orientations. He was sweet and always so helpful. My deepest sympathy goes out to his wife and family.
George was a great coworker here at Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield. He was kind and very caring. Deepest sympathy! Prayers for the family!
I had the pleasure of working with George at ABCBS, and he was an extremely hard-working individual and definitely loved to share his knowledge of IT. He was also very funny when you least expected it. My thoughts and prayers are with George's family.
I'm so sad to learn of this news. George and I worked together at Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield. For many years we collaborated on New Hire Orientations. He was always such a brilliant (and funny) welcome to new members of the Blue Team. He always spoke so lovingly of his family. Sending you all many prayers for comfort during this time.
I had the honor of working with George on several project at Blue Cross. My heart and thoughts are with his family and friends. Please accept my deepest condolences.
Moment by moment prayer in this life is now eternal communion face to face.Always an inspiration and encouraging man of God in Christ.George, you will be missed.
What a loss. George worked closely with me at Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield. What an awesome man of God and wonderful person. My deepest sympathy goes out to his wife and family. May God be your everlasting keeper and know we loved George too. God Bless You!
Dale and children:I am so, so sorry. You all were a precious part of our lives while at the Journey and I could not be more grateful for that season and George's impact on us. We will be praying for you all to feel the arms of Jesus holding you close. Love each of you.
George and the entire family was so welcoming and supportive of me and my family when we moved to Arkansas. My prayers and thoughts are with Dale and the entire family, love you all.
I wish to send my deepest condolences and prayers to George's whole family. He was such a kind and friendly soul. I feel honored to have known and worked with him for his last 12 years at ABCBS. Eternal rest grant unto George, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. May almighty God bless us with his peace and strength.
My deepest condolences and prayers are with each of you during this time of loss.
George was a joy to work with and truly a treasure. Sending prayers and my condolences to his family.
My friend and brother in Christ. It was my honor to have been blessed with your thoughts and wisdom given to me when I needed it most. See you soon on that wonderful judgement day. For the Hetzel family, I pray you have the peace and understanding he is like my dad in paradise. Our time together is coming soon where there will be no more tears and no pain and only love and peace with God. God bless and keep you always.
George and I worked together for years! We always had a pleasant conversation about kids and grands. He always had a smile and a kind word. Condolence to the Hetzel Family with this loss, may God Continue to Bless and Keep you all.Karen Clark
Deepest sympathy. Thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Steve and I agree George had such an impact on our walk with the Lord. His steadfast love for the Lord and for his family has left a beautiful legacy. We love all you Hetzels
May God give you and your family peace of mind knowing He walks the streets of gold with our Lord and Savior - we feel you know that because of your faith andLove for the Lord.
We love you all so much. So many years of wise counsel and prayers and words of comfort from you over 37 years of marriage. I remember George in Weekapaug with a styrofoam surf board when I was about 4 or 5. (George will be eating peanut M&Ms and drinking sweet tea when I get to heaven and see him. ).
My deepest sympathy for your loss of this amazing man, husband and father. It has been a privilege and honor to have known him and to have witnessed his walk with our Lord. He is leaving an amazing legacy of faith and love that will contine to be lived out in the lives of his children, grandchildren and all generations to come. My heart grieves with you on your loss and rejoices with George as he now resides in the presence of our Lord. Much love.
Our heartfelt condolences to the Hetzel family.
Our sympathies to the family. George was always a humble servant of The Lord, and a great family man. May God provide comfort as you mourn.
Precious man. Precious family. He will be dearly missed.
I have the honor of serving with Mr. Hetzel's son Joshua who is an admirable man of God. I'm sure that can be attributed to the man and father Mr. Hetzel was. On behalf of Wycliffe Bible Translators, specifically the Staff Management team, we extend our deepest condolences to your family and community. We pray you sense the comfort of our Savior Jesus Christ and find joy in His promise of everlasting life.
Mr George was a great man. I have so much respect. So humble and kind! He & Dale raised a wonderful family. My prayers for comfort and peace during this time of grief & celebration are with you. Much love to the family.
Sincere sympathy.Thoughts and prayers for comfort and peace. Love to all.
George was always very proficient in assisting in IT problems for us at AR Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Sympathy and Condolences to the Family and Friends!!
Our love and prayers to you allâ€¦you are in our hearts during this time. Jim, Teresa, Tori and Catie Fortner.
What an honor it was to be a small part of Mr. Hetzels life. He and his family had such a big impact on so many of the staff at The Manor. I will remember Mr. Hetzels smile and eagerness to help with any task he could find. I will cherish the moments when Mrs. Hetzel would stop by and ask how she could pray for me. This family truly lived out an example of the love of Jesus and it directly impacted the people they came in contact with. Your family is in our prayers. We love the Hetzel family.