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Joseph Richard “Joe” George

Posted on Thursday, April 18, 2024 at 4:00 pm

Joseph Richard “Joe” George, age 80, of Lewisburg, Tennessee, died Tuesday, April 9, 2024, at his residence. He was a member of Westvue Church of Christ where he served as an elder for 21 years.

Joe was born July 1, 1943, in Lewisburg, Tennessee, to the late Joseph Harold and Minnie Parks George. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Harriet George Hendrix.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Jane Cook George; one daughter, Kristin (Tres) Beasley of Lewisburg; two sons, Daniel (Kasey) George and Jeremy (Hannah) George both of Lewisburg; thirteen grandchildren, J.W., Ella, Elizabeth, Miles, Will, Griffin, AnnElise, Ben, Hardy, Trulie, Gus, Hogan, and Maven Jane.

Joe was well known in Marshall County as a longtime baseball and assistant football coach. He was the baseball coach for 37 years and the defensive football coach for 22 years. He was inducted into the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association’s Hall of Fame in 2019 as well as the Tennessee Baseball Coaches’ Hall of Fame. Prior to his retirement in 2009, Coach George compiled an 803-262 record over 37 years as the Tigers’ baseball coach, leading the program to 12 state tournament appearances, four state runner-up finishes and state titles in 1983, 1993 and 1994. In his spare time, he enjoyed maintaining the ball fields, bush hogging his property and working with the chainsaw. He was an avid Bluegrass music fan. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Joe always had a joke to share and was delighted when he could make someone laugh.

Visitation with the family was at Westvue Church of Christ, 1710 Mooresville Highway, Lewisburg, TN, on Friday, April 12, 2024, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and continued on Saturday, April 13, 2024, from 1:00 p.m. until the funeral hour.

Funeral Service was conducted on Saturday, April 13, 2024, at 3:00 p.m. at Westvue Church of Christ with burial following at Wilson Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Westvue Missions, 1710 Mooresville Highway, Lewisburg, TN 37091. London Funeral Home and Crematory is honored to assist the family with the arrangements.