George Whitehead Lamar Hyrne, 95, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 8, 2020. He was a native and longtime resident of Savannah and was the son of William Godfrey Hyrne and Pamela Lucas Hyrne. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Pamela Hyrne Mundale and brothers, William Godfrey Hyrne, Jr; Jonathan Lucas Hyrne and John Hume Hyrne.
Survivors include his sister-in-law, Frances Hyrne Kelleher, four nieces, two nephews, many faithful friends, and his beloved dogs, Rack and Ruin.
George was a graduate of Georgia Tech and was retired from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He served in the Army Air Corps during WWII, flying missions over North Africa.
He had a great love of the outdoors and enjoyed fishing and hunting trips, especially with his nephews and friends. His greatest pleasure was spending time on his property in Beaulieu.
George was a humble man, a person of great character, and the ultimate gentleman. He will be greatly missed, but his memory will continue to be celebrated.
A private memorial service will be conducted at a later date.
George was a coworker and long time friend. He enjoyed camping and fishing with friends every fall on the Chattooga River. He was a great friend to many and will be fondly remembered.
- Joe Kreger, Savannah, GA
George was indeed the consummate gentleman, and always a friend and co-worker who could be counted on in any situation. We enjoyed many trips (but not enough) on the waterways of Savannah, oystering, etc. He loved his home and his friends, and we loved him and respected him. He lived a full life, but, still gone too soon. Bob and Sylvia Fulton
- Bob Fulton, Marietta, Georgia
George was indeed the consummate gentleman, always concerned about others before himself. He lived a full and productive life and will be missed by all with whom he crossed paths. Lewis Strickland, Savvannah, GA
- Lewis Strickland, Savannah, GA
George, Strick and I went camping and trout fishing on the Chattooga river in the spring yearly for several years when I lived in Savannah and after we moved to Cumming. When we lived in Savannah George would take me shrimping also. We will miss him as he was a true friend and gentleman. Ron and Harriett Barefield
- Ron Barefield, Cumming, GA
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
- A Private Service Will Be Held