A graveside service for George Allen Schaaf, age 80, of Killeen, will be at noon Friday at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery, Killeen. A burial will follow the service.

Mr. Schaaf died Feb. 11, 2018. He was born Nov. 17, 1937, in Chicago, Ill., to Julia Schaaf and George Schaaf.

He was enlisted in the Air Force and went on to retire as an air traffic controller within the civil service. He served in the Killeen Fire Department as a volunteer fireman for 25 years.

Mr. Schaaf was a Texas Freemason. He made many friends during his 57 years of residency in Killeen. He was a regular in the coffee crowd for over 50 years at all of the regular places: The Brown Derby Café, Chess’s Resturant, Henderson’s, and finally, at The Hallmark Restaurant.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Loretta Schaaf, and his parents.

Mr. Schaaf is survived by daughter, Jackie (John) Powe; son, Gary (Teresa) Schaaf; sisters, Francis Paylo, Gerry Brady, and Mary Alice Lynde; granddaughters, Kimberlyn Schaaf, Janette (Christopher) Mitchell; grandsons, Bruce (Alicia) Schaaf, John (Samantha) Powe; and great-grandchildren, Bryden Schaaf and Odin Powe.

In lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations in Mr. Schaaf’s honor be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, St. Jude, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.crawfordbowersfuneralhome.com for the Schaaf family. Arrangements are under the care of Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home of Copperas Cove.

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