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Celebrating the life of
Samuel Asbury George, junior
January 10, 1937 - March 05, 2018
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Memorial Service
  • 12:30 p.m. - Friday, March 09, 2018
  • Palmetto Bluff May River Chapel
  • Old Palmetto Bluff Rd. (Map)
    476 Mount Pelia Rd, SC 29910

  • 843-706-6580

Offering our sincere and heartfelt condolences to the George family. May the love of family and friends as well as the words at “2 Corinthians 1:3” also “Psalm 147:3” continued to help you get through this most difficult times.

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I am so very sorry for your loss. May the wonderful memories you have of Samuel bring you comfort during this difficult time and may our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and gave everlasting comfort and good hope by means of undeserved kindness, comfort your hearts and make you firm.”—2 Thess. 2:16, 17.

S. Love, , Ga

I knew Sam many years ago while working at Tamper. I am still working here and we are now Harsco Rail. Sam always impressed me with his knowledge of electronics. Sam was always calm and direct while dealing with others. I am sorry for your loss.

Marshall Dennis, West Columbia, SC

May Jehovah God sustain you at this time of such great loss.

Heather, ,

To family of Mr.George Jr my condolences to the family ,our God Jehovah promised mankind a resurection hope please read John 5: 28,29 this scripture will give the family hope and strength, again I am sorry for your loss.

Cooper , Savannah , Ga

Sorry for your loss may your family fine comfort in the scripture fine at Isaiah 25:8. Please visit our website at jw.org

Suzette, Ga,

I'm sorry for your loss. It is never easy to lose someone we love. The Bible gives a sure hope of a resurrection. The scripture found at Isaiah 25:8 tells us that one day soon God will put in end to death. Please visit jw.org for more comforting information on this subject.

Kelly, ,

Ida. I am so sorry for your loss. We had good times growing up. I think of both of you when I pass your old homes.

Joe Boles, Lexington, SC

I was sorry to hear of Sam's passing. He and I worked together for several years at Tamper, and he was a pleasure to work with, very smart, funny, and easy-going. I was sorry I lost track of him when he left Tamper.

Warren Christmus, Lexington, SC

Dearest Ida and family, we are so sad to hear of Mr Sam‘s passing. Mr Sam was such a gentleman with a sparkle in his eyes. We loved watching out for Mr Sam as he made his way to Buffalos and then catching up at breakfast. His presence will always be at The Bluff and we shall so miss him. You are all in our thoughts and prayers, much love and hugs Sarah, Jim, Alexander and William Haynes xxx

Sarah and Jim Haynes, McLean, VA

Dear family , since death wasn't God's original purpose for mankind it's very painful to deal with , but please read the wonderful hope that the Bible holds out for us all at Revelation 21:3,4.

Dorothy, Dacula,

I thank God for the opportunity to be blessed by such a man as Mr. Sam. I will truly miss our Monday outings and all the wisdom that he shared with me. All the laughs, trips to Publix and to Benton's peanuts and various other places will greatly be missed. Gone but never forgotten. Sleep on Lieutenant Colonel take your rest.

Alvin Lamar, Beaufort, SC

Ida Evy so sorry to hear of the loss of Sam We will be thinking of you and your family

Dennis and Donna Dooley , Lexington , SC

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 and the website jw. org.

Niecy, Savannah, GA

Samuel Asbury George, junior was born on January 10, 1937 in Columbia, South Carolina to Annie Laurie Kennerly George and Samuel Asbury George. He died in Savannah, Georgia on March 5, 2018. Blessed with a dry wit, keen intelligence, and a non-judgmental attitude toward life and his fellow man, he was a joy to know and was loved by many. He was an exceedingly strong man in body and spirit. He never questioned why he unfortunately had such a long, arduous illness, and he loved life.

From an early age, he worked in the family business begun by his grandfather, Samuel Bolivar George. He began his career with Citizens Telephone Company climbing telephone poles, cutting right of way, and crawling under houses to install phones. He learned to drive in a telephone truck. A lover of fine cars and speed, he won trophies at the Palmetto Speedway with his first car, a 1959 black Corvette.

He was a graduate of Wofford College and the University of South Carolina. While at Wofford, he performed in their renowned Tennessee Dewdrops who entertained many groups across South Carolina. As a hobby, he later played in a band, Tiller’s Ferry. After graduation from Wofford College, he became the general manager of Citizens Telephone Company where he installed the first digital exchange office and the first mobile cellular telephone service in the state of South Carolina. After the sale of the family business, he returned to school and upon graduation became the chief electrical engineer for Tamper, Canron Rail Group. While at Tamper, he travelled the world from Australia to Switzerland as an engineer and product designer. Later he joined Kershaw Manufacturing Company and traveled from China to England and points in between. He was a lecturer for the Chinese Railway Ministry and many of his designs received patents. Several of the machines he designed are still in production twenty years after his retirement.

A descendant of American Revolutionary War fighters, he served in the United States Army and retired as a battalion commander and Lieutenant Colonel in the South Carolina Army National Guard.

He always indulged his wife in her varied interests and projects and through her efforts became an owner with Jason and Jennifer Restivo of Atlantic, a restaurant at 102 East Victory Drive in Savannah GA.

Predeceased by his parents and a sister, Olga George Darden, he is survived by his wife, Ida Rush George; two daughters, Liles Courtney George and Renee George Meighan; one son-in-law, Robert John Meighan; two grandchildren, Samuel George Meighan and Catherine Kennerly Meighan; and a sister, Lynn George Addy.

The family wishes to thank all those who provided excellent care during his illness; particularly, Dr. Joe David Christian, III and the nurses in his office, Latavia Green and Lamonica. Physician Assistant, Melissa Porter and nurse, Jennifer Marcantonio were always so kind. Dr. Jeff Schyberg saved his life in 2011. Dr. Frank Davis did a marvelous job as did the nurses in ICU at Memorial Health: Jessica, Lisa, Rachel, and Teresa. He always enjoyed the Monday visits of Alvin Lamar. Every morning, breakfast at Buffalo’s was made the high point of his day by Kerry Ann, Noel, Leroy, Clyde, Jeek, Carolyn, Theodoshia, Sarah, Senae, Nicole, James, and Andrew.

Funeral services will be held Friday, March 9, 2018 at 12:30 p.m. at the Palmetto Bluff May River Chapel on Old Palmetto Bluff Road with a reception to follow at the Canoe Club, Palmetto Bluff. All are welcome. Memorials may be made to St. John’s Church, 1 West Macon Street, Savannah, GA 31401 and the Historic Savannah Foundation, 321 East York Street, Savannah, GA 31401.

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Offering our sincere and heartfelt condolences to the George family. May the love of family and friends as well as the words at “2 Corinthians 1:3” also “Psalm 147:3” continued to help you get through this most difficult times.

, ,

I am so very sorry for your loss. May the wonderful memories you have of Samuel bring you comfort during this difficult time and may our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and gave everlasting comfort and good hope by means of undeserved kindness, comfort your hearts and make you firm.”—2 Thess. 2:16, 17.

S. Love, , Ga

I knew Sam many years ago while working at Tamper. I am still working here and we are now Harsco Rail. Sam always impressed me with his knowledge of electronics. Sam was always calm and direct while dealing with others. I am sorry for your loss.

Marshall Dennis, West Columbia, SC

May Jehovah God sustain you at this time of such great loss.

Heather, ,

To family of Mr.George Jr my condolences to the family ,our God Jehovah promised mankind a resurection hope please read John 5: 28,29 this scripture will give the family hope and strength, again I am sorry for your loss.

Cooper , Savannah , Ga

Sorry for your loss may your family fine comfort in the scripture fine at Isaiah 25:8. Please visit our website at jw.org

Suzette, Ga,

I'm sorry for your loss. It is never easy to lose someone we love. The Bible gives a sure hope of a resurrection. The scripture found at Isaiah 25:8 tells us that one day soon God will put in end to death. Please visit jw.org for more comforting information on this subject.

Kelly, ,

Ida. I am so sorry for your loss. We had good times growing up. I think of both of you when I pass your old homes.

Joe Boles, Lexington, SC

I was sorry to hear of Sam's passing. He and I worked together for several years at Tamper, and he was a pleasure to work with, very smart, funny, and easy-going. I was sorry I lost track of him when he left Tamper.

Warren Christmus, Lexington, SC

Dearest Ida and family, we are so sad to hear of Mr Sam‘s passing. Mr Sam was such a gentleman with a sparkle in his eyes. We loved watching out for Mr Sam as he made his way to Buffalos and then catching up at breakfast. His presence will always be at The Bluff and we shall so miss him. You are all in our thoughts and prayers, much love and hugs Sarah, Jim, Alexander and William Haynes xxx

Sarah and Jim Haynes, McLean, VA

Candle tribute lit by Sarah and Jim Haynes — Virginia

Candle tribute lit by Nila Faye Ballentine — South Carolina

Candle tribute lit by Nila Faye Ballentine — South Carolina

Dear family , since death wasn't God's original purpose for mankind it's very painful to deal with , but please read the wonderful hope that the Bible holds out for us all at Revelation 21:3,4.

Dorothy, Dacula,

I thank God for the opportunity to be blessed by such a man as Mr. Sam. I will truly miss our Monday outings and all the wisdom that he shared with me. All the laughs, trips to Publix and to Benton's peanuts and various other places will greatly be missed. Gone but never forgotten. Sleep on Lieutenant Colonel take your rest.

Alvin Lamar, Beaufort, SC

Ida Evy so sorry to hear of the loss of Sam We will be thinking of you and your family

Dennis and Donna Dooley , Lexington , SC

Candle tribute lit by Judi Powell — South Carolina

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 and the website jw. org.

Niecy, Savannah, GA


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