LITTLE ROCK — Former state Senator Charles Lindbergh George of Cabot died Tuesday at the age of 89.

George served three terms in Arkansas Senate and was the Democratic nominee for a congressional seat in 1982.

Born in Ward, he attended Beebe Junior College before entering the Navy at the end of World War II. After the war, he resumed his education and played basketball for the Arkansas Razorbacks. He later transferred to Arkansas State Teachers College, now the University of Central Arkansas, where he earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in physical education.

He taught at Ward and Strong schools before a long tenure as a teacher, coach, principal and superintendent at Cabot. He eventually left education and was owner of Home Lumber in Cabot for more than 20 years.

George also served in the Army Reserves and retired as a full colonel after 30 years.

He was a deacon at Cabot First Baptist Church, where he also served as a Sunday school teacher and superintendent.

George is survived by his wife of 68 years, Rose, three children, seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Moore’s Cabot Funeral Home is handling funeral arrangements.