James W. “Jim” George

September 05, 1942 ‒ September 18, 2020

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: A great truth in this world is not so much where we are, but in what direction we are moving – we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against the wind – but sail we must, and not drift, nor lie at anchor. Jim George sailed from the Bay Point Marina and could not change the winds, so he adjusted his sails. And in life, when winds of change blew, Jim adapted each and every time to reach a safe harbor.

Jim has reached his final port, as he passed into the Lord’s care Friday morning September 18, 2020 from OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital. He was 78.

Born James William George September 5, 1942 in Mount Vernon to parents Albert C. George Jr. and Esther (Beaver) George, he was graduated from Mt. Vernon High School  and attended Marietta College, where he played on the football team.

Jim served with the US Navy from February of 1964 to February of 1968.

He worked with IBM as a service technician on computers. For nearly forty years he serviced computers at General Motors, Century Link and Copper Industries/Rolls Royse, and later accepted a contracting position with Qualxserv.

A former Boy Scouts advisor, Jim was a member of Masonic Lodge #219 F&AM Mount Vernon. He loved the outdoors – trips from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean – from the Shenandoah Valley to his own backyard, where he enjoyed gardening and his pond.

Jim will be remembered for his generosity – he discovered that he had two hands, with one he could help family and with one he would help others.

He is survived by his wife Deborah (Martz) George; whom he married April 24, 1982; children Thomas (Deborah Bonner) George of Chatham, Illinois, Heather (Kevin) Rowe of Harrison, Arkansas, Timothy (Kevin Kizner) George of Columbus, Shane (Lora) Walker of Shiloh, Laura Killinger of Mansfield and Dylan Killinger-George of Mansfield; grandchildren Brittney Owens, Alisha Walker, Tom Rister, Matthew Rister, Dalton Rowe, Elizabeth George; great grandchildren Jaxson Owens, Gabriel Owens, Carter Rister, and Christian Rister; and a sister Janet (Stan) Earlywine of Ponce Inlet, Florida

The George family will receive guests Thursday, September 24, 2020 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, where his funeral service will be held at 6 p.m. Pastor Rob Kurtz will officiate.

A lifelong conservative and outspoken advocate for Republican values, honoring Jim’s desire to see Donald Trump re-elected, contributions in his memory to the Trump 2020 campaign may be made at the funeral home – or mailed to the funeral home: P.O. Box 3085, Mansfield, Ohio 44904.

Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the George Family.

  • Sorry for you loss. I will always remember Jim and the entire family, especially when I pass by your old house on Somerlot-Hoffman Road.

    I even remember see his garden and pond.

    • Thank you for reaching out to us. Memories of fond expressions bring us great comfort. Debbie George and Family

  • Sad to learn of Jim’s passing. We played football together at MtVHS and enjoyed each others company. He was a great guy and always very accommodative with his friends and his Dad’s big Buick. Only saw him at a couple of reunions since ’62, never enough time to really have a visit.

    • Thank you for visiting Jim in the hospital and coming over to our home to pray with him before he passed. It gives me comfort to have blessed neighbors and friends like you. With grateful hearts, Debbie & Family

  • Our most sincere condolence for your loss. Jim and I were in high school together, played football and were friends. We pray for Him, his wife. family and love ones.
    Good bye Jim and God Bless you and all those that love you buddy, too include Patsy and me.
    I Salute you for your service to our country and for being a wonderful person to so many.
    Larry and Patsy Kleiner

  • Our deepest sympathy goes out to your family during your time of loss. My husband and I worked at Shelby Insurance yrs ago and Jim would always come in to do maintenance on the IBM equipment. We always enjoyed talking to him. He was such a kind man.

  • We were very sorry to learn of Jim’s passing. He truly was one of the “good guys”. Our love and sympathy to the family.

    • Thank you Penny for your kind words. It seems like yesterday when your husband “Mack” died. Now they’re in paradise. Love, Debbie