George Inzer (1948-2013)

Alabama fan George Inzer passed away July 12 reports the Moonbook page on Facebook, which he co-founded. 

Guy H. Lillian III heard Inzer died of a heart attack. 

A past Official Editor of the Southern Fandom Press Alliance, Inzer was active in the apa from November 1970 and through March 1991.

6 thoughts on “George Inzer (1948-2013)

  1. He was active much earlier than that, but no one could or would tell me anything about his earlier activity, which went back to the 1960s. Hence I never sent out a notice about his death.

  2. Andy, what the hell does that even mean? That you now have reported the story retroactively?

  3. I asked the fans on a couple of Yahoo groups several times for info about his fannish career so I could do a news item and send it out, but no one came through. Hence nothing from me on his passing. Now, of course, it’s too late.

  4. I spent the weekend trying to Google confirmation of his death, which Lillian mentioned on FB while at the same time expressing a desire it wasn’t true, so I couldn’t very well run with that alone. Finally found a firmer statement this morning.

  5. I knew George first via SFWA (was a member when he was OE the second time around). He was mostly an apa and convention fan, but was also involved in the early Birmingham SCA group lead by Hank Reinhardt. I have photos of him in garb. He was involved in his share of fannish controversy, but in later years was fairly mellow. He was known as just a fun, neat guy to be around. Here’s the offical obit:

    From the Web site of Ridouts Funeral Home:

    “George Franklin Inzer, Jr., 65, of Birmingham, passed from this life on Friday, July 12, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents Frank and Jeannette Inzer. He is survived by a sister, Sue Inzer, many cousins and close friends. Born in Birmingham, George graduated from Banks High School and earned degrees from Auburn University and Central Michigan University. The majority of his career was spent as a professor at the University of Montevallo where he taught television and film. He was an avid music fan, film buff and a student of Zen Buddhism. He was an active member of Huffman United Methodist Church. He is described by those who knew him as a gentle, intelligent, and loving soul. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 18, 2013, at Huffman United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Greater Birmingham Humane Society or the Auburn Department of Communication and Journalism for radio, television, and film.”

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