FOND tributes have been paid to George Holloway, the much-loved teenager who died in Stroud last weekend.

George,18, lived in Painswick with his mother Rachel Underhill and younger brother Morris,14.

Rachel said her son was held in great affection by all who knew him and was well-liked for his gentle nature and quirky sense of humour.

“We loved him so much,” said Rachel.

“Everyone thought so much of him, he had a sweet, gentle nature.

“His sister Nicola, brothers Darren and Morris, nephew Alyd, niece Abi and dad Ben adored him.”

George was working as an apprentice in administration at the Court House Manor luxury B&B in Painswick.

“He loved his job and was highly thought of by everyone,” said Rachel.

“Everyone loved his jokes and he never missed a day.”

George was learning to drive and had saved up his money to buy a car.

He loved classic vehicles and bought an Austin 1300.

George was also known for his stylish taste in clothing.

“He loved smart clothes and ties,” said Rachel.

“He had his own style, there was always something a little different, a flowery shirt or a colourful tie.”

When he was younger George lived in Bussage and attended Christ Church Primary School in Chalford and Thomas Keble School.

Julia Maunder, headteacher at Thomas Keble, paid tribute to George.

“Thomas Keble School was deeply saddened to learn of the death of George Holloway, who was a former member of our school community,” she said. 

“George left in 2015 but we remember him as a quiet, thoughtful and polite boy who worked hard. He was awarded a prize for history during his GCSE studies, such was his conscientious approach. 

“Our thoughts are with George’s family and friends at this most difficult time.”

George had many good friends in the online gaming world, where again he was popular for his sense of humour.

Fellow gamer and friend Harry Woodcraft said: “George was a good friend of mine.

“He was a massively into gaming and loved the community he was involved in with me and the many friends he made across the world.

“He loved making us personal inside joke YouTube videos and just had such enjoyment making us laugh.

“He was a quiet lad but honestly was such an amazing friend.”

A service to remember George takes place at noon on Thursday, November 9 at St Mary’s Church, Painswick.

All are welcome to attend, there is no dress code.  George was found with serious injuries near the Merrywalks multi-storey car park in Stroud around 10.20pm on Saturday, October 21 and despite medical attention sadly died at the scene.

Flowers and cards have been left nearby.

An inquest was opened on Thursday and adjourned until March 8.