George, Terry Lee

Librarian Who Retired From McMinn County High School

Friday, June 17, 2022

Terry Lee George, 78, of Riceville, passed away Thursday, June 16, 2022, at Parkridge Hospital in Chattanooga. He was a native of Pennsylvania, former resident of West Virginia and Chattanooga, and became a resident of McMinn County in 1998. He was a son of the late William Wallace and Emogene Flora Brinker George.

He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Sandra Kay George; two sisters, Sandra Kay George and Peggy Jean George Bartley; and brother, William  Douglas George.  

He was a 1961 graduate of Parksburg High School in Parkersburg, West Virginia and a 1965 Graduate of Glenville State College in Glenville, West Virginia, where he served as senior class president, He furthered his education at George Peabody College for Teachers in Nashville in 1972. He was a member of Theta XI Fraternity at Glenville State. He was a librarian and served in many schools, and retired from McMinn County High School. He was of the Methodist faith.

Survivors include his wife, Cynthia Watson George of Riceville; two daughters and son-in-law, Karen George Griffy, of Chattanooga, and Jennifer George (Clay) Hardin, of Franklin; grandson, William Alexander Griffy; sister, Barbara George (Kinion) Dunn, of Cookeville; sister-in-law, Susan Watson Bishop, of Calhoun; special nephew, Jason Richards Bishop; and several other nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at noon on Thursday, June 23 in the Chapel of Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Cedar Grove Cemetery. 

Active pallbearers will be Jason Bishop, Micah Dalton, Andrew Watson, Ricky Roberts, Jon Dalton, Alex Griffy, Kinion Dunn and Morgan Dunn. 

The family will receive friends from 10 a.m.-noon on Thursday in the funeral home. 

Condolences may be sent to  
Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home, Athens is in charge of arrangements.

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