George William Rivers, Jr

Born: Wed., Jan. 18, 1950
Died: Mon., Sep. 30, 2013

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George William Rivers, Jr., most recently of Greensboro, Georgia passed away peacefully on Monday, September 30, 2013 at his home at the age of 63. George was born January 18, 1950 in Lawrence, MA 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, MA. In 1977 he earned a Bachelor''s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech in Atlanta, GA, and was a Registered Professional Engineer. During the Vietnam War, George proudly served his country in the United States Navy on the USS James E. Keyes. He married the former Lynette Miller on September 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 that 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, GA; a son, Brian Rivers and wife Anna of Fayetteville, GA; sister, Shirley Smith and husband Bob of Sutton, MA; 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, October 2, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. in Greensboro, Georgia at McCommons Chapel with Rev. Dr. James Choomack officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until time for the service at the historic Hall-Thomas House, 109 W. Broad Street, Greensboro, GA 30642. Funeral Services will be held in Brunswick, GA on Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 1105 Union Street, Brunswick, GA 31520 with Rev. Dawn Mayes and Rev. Danny Grace officiating. The family will receive friends from 3:00 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 Avenue, Brunswick, GA 31520 (912) 265-3636 is in charge of arrangements. The family requests that any memorials be made to the 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.

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Joe Wilkes
   Posted Mon September 30, 2013
May the God of all comfort provide you the comfort needed to deal with this most difficult time. 2 Corinthians 1:3,4

Warren and Lou Avaritt
   Posted Mon September 30, 2013
Our deepest sympathy and prayers to you and your family. May you rest in peace.

Linda Knowles Robinson
   Posted Mon September 30, 2013
I am so sorry to hear about George. He was a great man & will truly be missed. Heaven gained another angel today. Lynette we are thinking of you & if you need anything just let us know!

Sally Thorpe Baird
   Posted Tue October 01, 2013
Deepest sympathy to you and your family, Lynette.....thinking of you.

William and Cyndee Richey
   Posted Tue October 01, 2013
We will miss you so much. One of the greatest men I have ever known. So glad you aren't sick anymore. Whole and happy in Heaven. We will always love you. We will keep an eye on that lovely wife for you and comfort her. Can't wait to see you again one day according to God's word.

Billy Brewer, Class of ''67
   Posted Tue October 01, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with you, Lynette--with you and your family. George was a good man, and will always be remembered as such. God bless you with His peace and comfort.

Norris and Andrea Garmon
   Posted Tue October 01, 2013
Our warmest love and deepest sympathy to Lynette, Brian, Anna, Sara, Abby and family. May God hold you all in his loving arms and give you comfort and peace in this time of sorrow and loss. George was a long-time dearly beloved friend that we already miss! We will always cherish the great memories that our families have shared over the many wonderful years we have known each other. We were so blessed to have George share his life with us - memories of his lifetime from a life-long friend! With Love and God's Blessings, Norris and Andrea

Darlene Wolfe
   Posted Tue October 01, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with you as you and your family go through this difficult time. May God bless you all. Darlene Wolfe

Ricky Mumford
   Posted Tue October 01, 2013
I m so sorry about your loss. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers during this hard time.

John Boney and Terry Schneider
   Posted Tue October 01, 2013
Lynette, My heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Sincerely, John Boney

Kathie and Jim Akins
   Posted Tue October 01, 2013
Lynette and family, We were so saddened to hear about your husband George. I don't know what to say except we all know your heart is breaking piece by piece and it hurts that we can't help make it better for you. Please know that we are asking GOD right now to help you through this one moment at a time!!

marilyn (Rhymes) Maye
   Posted Tue October 01, 2013
Lynette, we were saddened to hear of the loss of your precious husband George, just know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time. God Bless, Marilyn(Rhymes) & Tom Maye '67

Sandy Howard Taylor
   Posted Tue October 01, 2013
Lynette, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you go through this difficult time. May God bless you all.

Rose Everett
   Posted Tue October 01, 2013
Lynette, I am so sorry to hear that your dear husband has passed away. I will be praying for God's comfort and peace for all of you as you grieve. Blessings in His mighty Name, Rose McDonald Everett

Andy Hall
   Posted Tue October 01, 2013
A good man has passed from this earth. May God bless him in the firmament of Heaven.

Patti Daniels Wilcox
   Posted Tue October 01, 2013
My deepest sympathy to you and your family.There are no words to express how sad I am for you. God be with you. you are in my prayers.

Bill and Debra Alexander
   Posted Tue October 01, 2013
Lynn, so sorry to hear of George's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this sad time. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May God comfort and bless.

Edward Flanagan
   Posted Tue October 01, 2013
Lynette,edOur prayers are with you in this time of sadness. May Heavenly Father put his loving arms around you and yours. Mary and Edd Flanagan Class of 67

Stan and Carol Cottrell
   Posted Tue October 01, 2013
Oh Lynette, I am heartbroken. I still can think of that tall and skinny 20 year old at the alter with you saying your vows. George was a wonderful man and he will be missed by so many. Take comfort in the fact you will see him again. Love, carol

Diana Person
   Posted Wed October 02, 2013
I am so saddened to hear of George's passing. My deepest sympathy to you and your family, Lynette.

John "Johnny" Stevens
   Posted Wed October 02, 2013
Lynette and Family I am so sorry for your loss! You are in my prayers and thoughts! Please accept my sympathies! Johnny

Patricia "Critchley" Hein
   Posted Wed October 02, 2013
Lynnette, so sorry for your loss. May God give you his grace and peace in the days ahead.

Daniel Barker
   Posted Wed October 02, 2013
George was taken away from us (especially his loving wife) way too soon. Lynette, know that all of your high school friends are standing with you and praying for you in this darkest hour. Danny

Jan Bailey
   Posted Wed October 02, 2013
Lynette, I was so sorry to hear about George. My prayers go out to you and your family. God be with you all.

Martha Hill Lawson
   Posted Wed October 02, 2013
Lynette, My sincere and deepest condolences on your loss. Please know that I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Martha

Brad Butler
   Posted Wed October 02, 2013
McInnis Electric Company (Management Team) Brad Butler Melvin (Skipper) Hitchcock Wayne McLeod Our sympathies go out to George and his family. George was a good friend to me and to our organization. George was always very professional and straight forward with all business transactions. As a person and friend you could not improve upon George Rivers. George came by my office in Brunswick a few months back. George, my son, and I went to lunch. Of course, my son have to lesson to some old history but I am glad my son got to meet George Rivers because George was a professional in every way. Thank God for George Rivers. Sincerely, Brad Butler

claudia aldridge drury
   Posted Wed October 02, 2013
lynette and family i am so sorry for your loss of george. i know he will be dearly missed. please know that you and your family are in my prayers. claudia drury

Larry O''Neal
   Posted Thu October 03, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow.

Judy Milwee
   Posted Thu October 03, 2013
Thinking of you at2 this sad time. You have the strength of the class of 67 to help you through.

Marjorie Withington Stevenson
   Posted Sat October 05, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. It must be comforting to know that George is at peace. May God grant you His peace that passes all understanding. Friends forever, Margie

Luther Cox
   Posted Sun October 06, 2013
I wish I had known in time to visit and be at the funeral services. You have my sympathy. L. O.

Rich Combes
   Posted Sun October 13, 2013
Rich Combes has sent this Expressions of Sympathy card.

Herman Hill
   Posted Wed October 16, 2013
I am very sorry to hear about George's death, especially so late after his passing. He was a good man, a good engineer, a good expert witness. We worked on several cases over the last 20 years, he always presented himself well, had logical solutions, well respected. My sincere sympathy is given to his family. I pray that God will comfort you during this time of great loss.

Christopher Armstrong
   Posted Tue August 05, 2014
I'm so saddened to hear about George's passing. I didn't know him well but, have many fond memories of him at SAE Congress and working with him on the standard's committee. I'm in shock. I know this is very late but, I just stumbled on the announcement while trying to contact him. To his family I'd like to say he was a wonderful man and he will definitely be missed.