John Mitchell George, 67, of Marlboro Twp. passed away Friday, May 12, 2023 in his home. He was born March 2, 1956 in Canton, Ohio to Robert Lee and Elizabeth Maurine (Small) George.
John was a 1974 graduate of Marlington High School and received his associate’s degree in Livestock Production and Management from Ohio State ATI. Following college he worked in Bryant, Ohio as the Manager of the Swine Farrowing Co-op, OMIO. He returned home to Marlboro in 1981 taking over the family farm, and establishing a Moor-Mans Feed dealership. He was a lifelong Farmer and worked midnights at Buckeye Packaging for 37 years as an Extruder Operator and then Supervisor. He also served as a Volunteer Firefighter and E.M.T. for Marlboro Twp. from 1982 to 1988.
John enjoyed camping, auctions, tractor pulls, county fairs and had a sweet tooth for Mountain Dew. He loved all animals, particularly his farm dogs. His greatest joy was being with his family. He shared his love of Agriculture with his boys and was very proud that the George name would continue the farm for another generation. For the last seven weeks he would tell anything with ears that he had a grandson.
John was a wonderful, loving husband and father. He was a caring friend who would do anything for anyone. He is deeply loved and greatly missed by his wife, Betty Lou (Montgomery), his childhood neighbor and sweetheart, whom he married August 16, 1986, his two sons, Tyler Mitchell (Mikayla) George, Adam Christopher (Emma) George, and grandson, Ezra Dale George, all of Marlboro; five older siblings, Ruth (Ron) Hellyer of Minerva, Bonnie (Jim) Gallagher of Canton, Robert "Bud" (Nittaya) George of Colorado Springs, Jim (Verona) George of Louisville, and Kathy Basile of Akron; his mother-in-law, Marilyn L. Montgomery of Marlboro; sister-in-law, Lori Robertson of Alliance; brother-in-law, Gary (Christy) Montgomery of Marlboro, brother-in-law, Jim Martin of Crowley, Texas; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. His faithful dog, Sam of 13 years is lost without him.
Besides his parents, John was preceded in death by his oldest sibling, Sandy Martin of Crowley, Texas and his father-in-law, Dale A. Montgomery of Marlboro.
Friends may call from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 18th at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home in Alliance. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 19th at the funeral home. Services will be led by John’s brother, Rev. Jim George. John’s niece, Rev. Heather (George) Hammel, will also officiate. Burial will follow services at Marlboro Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Marlboro Fire Company (9577 Edison St NE, Alliance, Ohio 44601) or to the American Heart Association or Marlboro Police Department (7344 Edison St. NE, Hartville, Ohio 44637)..