Alvord ~ George L. “Les” Constable, 74, went to be with our Lord Tuesday, July 23, 2019, in Alvord.
Memorial service will be on August 24, 2019 at Brushy Creek Vineyards. Service time to be announced at a later date.
Les was born to George Edward and Dorothy Conrad Constable on August 24, 1944 in Clarksburg, West Virginia. He was united in marriage to Ann Dreher on August 28, 1965 in Charleston, South Carolina.
Les moved with his family to Fort Lauderdale, Florida where he graduated from Stranahan High School in 1962. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1962 and became a Navy “Nuke” and served on three submarines. Les was honorably discharged from the Navy in 1971 and headed to the University of Florida where he earned a BS in Nuclear Engineering. He accepted a position with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), the federal governments’ oversight for the commercial nuclear power industry.
Les retired from NRC in 1995 to grow grapes and make wine, so began his second career. The goal to become a winemaker who made quality wine was his dream. Les and Ann established Brushy Creek Vineyards in Wise County in 1995 and opened the winery in 2002.
He is preceded in death by his father George Edward Constable.
Those left behind to cherish his memory are his wife of 53 years, Ann Constable of Alvord; his mother, Dorothy Constable of Alvord; his brother, Henry Stephen Constable of Montana, and Mark Constable and wife Judy of Orlando, Florida; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends.
Hawkins Funeral Home Decatur