January 28, 2007
He was still roping cattle when he died, which was no small feat considering he would have reached his 80th birthday within two weeks.
George Harley began his career in insurance in 1953 and became a Chartered Life Underwriter and Certified Financial Planner. Mr. Harley was known for his civic and church activities as well, serving as an elder in the First Presbyterian Church. But, his service was very quiet, for Mr. Harley never sought business or social notoriety. His former business partner, Danny O’Grady, said that George was “truly a professional’s professional who always lived by his Christian values.”
Somehow, George still had time for roping, “roping anything that was available, and painting watercolor pictures of cowboy life in West Texas.”
George passed away in January of this year, but his legacy of service and kindness will live on. Because he was a mentor to so many and beloved by those and many others, Danny O’Grady, along with others in the community, have established the George Harley, Jr. Memorial Scholarship. The fund will assist full-time students, with a GPA of 3.0 or above, who pursue careers in professional services including life insurance, financial planning, business and accounting.
If you wish to make an online gift in his memory, visit Give a Gift or, you may mail your memorial to:
MIDLAND COLLEGE FOUNDATION, INC.
3600 N. GARFIELD · MIDLAND, TX 79705