George A. Root

George A. Root, 74, of Marietta, passed away at 5:30 a.m. Sunday (March 16, 2014) at his home. He was born March 2, 1940, in Marietta, to Bernard and Lula Brooks Root.

George was retired from the Washington County Highway Department, was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was a member of Number Nine Community Church. He enjoyed riding motorcycles, working on his farm and his dog “Max.”

On July 27, 1987, he married Susan Pritchett Worstell who survives with stepson, Scott (Taylor) Worstell and stepdaughter, Angie Worstell (Sean Schwendeman), both of Marietta; granddaughter, Heather Schwendeman; sister, Lillian Emerick of Marietta; and several nieces and nephews..

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Merton Root; and sister, Betty Sharpe.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday (March 19) at 11 a.m. at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home with Pastor Mark Dowler officiating. Burial will follow in Moss Run Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday after 2 with family present from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Messages of sympathy may be sent to the family at