George William Rivers Jr., most recently of Greensboro, Ga., passed away peacefully on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, at his home at the age of 63.
George was born January 18, 1950, in Lawrence, Mass., and was the son of the late George William Rivers Sr. and Laura Peron Rivers.
He grew up in Massachusetts and graduated from Monson High School in Monson, Mass. In 1977 he earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Georgia Tech in Atlanta and was a registered professional engineer.
During the Vietnam War, George proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy on the USS James E. Keyes.
He married the former Lynette Miller on Sept. 11, 1970. George enjoyed a rewarding career as the owner of Rivers Engineering Inc., where he was still working at the time of his death.
George enjoyed fishing, boating, politics and especially Georgia Tech football. He cherished most his family and doing things for and with his granddaughters.
George was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and family man who will be missed greatly. The Rivers lived in Greensboro since 2005, moving from Conyers, Ga.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Faith Ann Foley.
He is survived by his wife, Lynette Miller Rivers of Greensboro; a son, Brian Rivers and wife Anna of Fayetteville, Ga.; sister, Shirley Smith and husband Bob of Sutton, Mass.; two granddaughters, Sara and Abby Rivers; mother-in-law, Pat Miller; sister-in-law, Dicky Lipthratt; brother-in-law, Bobby Miller; his beloved dog, Lily, and cat, Xander; a number of other relatives and many friends.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, at 6 p.m. in Greensboro at McCommons Chapel with the Rev. Dr. James Choomack officiating.
The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until time for the service at the historic Hall-Thomas House, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, Ga. 30642. Funeral services will be held in Brunswick, Ga., on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, at 4 p.m. at the First Presbyterian the Church, 1105 Union St., Brunswick, Ga. 31520 with the Rev. Dawn Mayes and Rev. Danny Grace officiating.
The family will receive friends from 3 p.m. until time for the service at the Presbyterian Church.
A private burial will follow at Palmetto Cemetery, 3412 Rose Road, Brunswick, Ga. 31520.
Serving as pallbearers are Bart Altman, Brian Harrison, Bobby Miller, Reggie Eaton, Gene Poppell and Bill Parker.
Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home, 3321 Glynn Ave, Brunswick, Ga. 31520, 912-265-3636 is in charge of arrangements.
The family requests that any memorials be made to Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, 1365C Clifton Road, Atlanta, Ga. 30322.
McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, Ga., 706-453-2626, is in charge of local arrangements.
Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.