George Roux III Passed away January 26, 2017. George was a true Floridian. He was born Dec. 19, 1949 in St. Petersburg, FL. Captain George had a passion for operating charter boats which lasted a lifetime. A true, 'Old Salt.' He captained boats for many celebrities, and local businesses including the Toronto Blue Jays, Pepin Distributing, Indy driver Jim Crawford, and Jevon Estes. He also captained boats for filming the movie "Cocoon," the series "seaQuest DSV," and the reality show, "Catching Hell."
Captain George fished in several tournaments in many places including, Cuba, Bahamas, and Florida. He captained the winning boat in the Old Salt Billfish tournament with a 672 pound Blue Marlin, caught in the Gulf of Mexico 100 miles off of Pass-A-Grille Pass. His humor, knowledge, and friendship will be truly missed.
He was a good dad, good brother, friend to everyone, and loved by many. George is survived by his sons, George L. "Chip" Roux IV and Chase Corbin Roux both of St. Petersburg; his sister, Mary Lou (Harris) Jones of Fort Wayne, IN; and two grandchildren, Cannon and Emmalyn Roux of St. Petersburg. He was predeceased by his parents, Dolores E. (Harris) Roux and George L. "Flip" Roux II; his brothers, Raymond Roux of St. Petersburg, FL and Captain William "Bill" Harris of South Pasadena, FL.
Julie Adcock (Whitney)
Dear George's family,
I haven't seen George since high school graduation, but he was always a favorite of mine and so much fun to be around! I could always expect a big warm smile and a hug from him and he would always be there for our friends, if they needed him!
After reading his obit, I am thrilled that he had a full life and shared his free spirit and friendship with so many others, in his lifetime!
He was and will remain a special friend to me and so many others.
I am so sorry for your loss. ❤️
Julie Adcock Whitney