George Nicholas Betbeder
George Nicholas Betbeder
  • November 21, 1944 - April 13, 2017
  • Holly Springs, North Carolina

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George Nicholas Betbeder, 72, of Holly Springs, formerly of Krugersdorp, South Africa, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with cancer on Thursday, April 13, 2017.

He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Constance "Connie" Betbeder; his children, Megan Wood, Nicky Hupertz and Darren Betbeder; their spouses, Anthony Wood, Rob Hupertz and Candace Betbeder; his grandchildren, Gennavieve Wood, Jordan Wood, Saskia Hupertz, Daniella Hupertz, Michaela Hupertz, Graysen Betbeder, Jillian Betbeder and Caroline Betbeder; and his siblings, Jerry Betbeder and Jackie Nettleton.

George was born on November 21st, 1944 in Randfontein, South Africa to George and Eileen (Jerome) Betbeder and was the youngest of three children. He graduated from Milner High School in 1962 and attended a Learner Official course at the West Rand Cons Gold Mine. He changed mid-course and began his lifelong career in computers and information technology. In 1998, George, Connie, and Darren immigrated to Millers Creek, USA where he worked as a Senior Program Analyst for Lowes Home Improvement until his retirement in 2014.

He married the love of his life, Connie Betbeder, on November 2nd, 1968. He was a dedicated father to their three children; Megan, Nicky and Darren. He was baptised in 1995 in the Krugersdorp Baptist Church.

George was preceded in death by his parents George and Eileen Betbeder.

A Funeral Service to celebrate George's life will be held at Apex Baptist Church (cnr S. Salem St and W. Chatham St, Apex, NC) on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 2pm (Eastern Standard Time). If you are not able to attend and would like to view the service via live stream, please use the following link: A reception will immediately follow the service (all are invited - family would love to meet with you).

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials in George's name be made to Apex Baptist Church (