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KNEBEL, Jr., George GEORGE MOSES KNEBEL JR. COLUMBIA----Memorial service for George Moses Knebel Jr., 83, will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, May 31, 2014, at Chapel of the Holy Spirit at Still Hopes. There will be a reception at Still Hopes following the service. The burial will be private. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mr. Knebel died Monday, April 28, 2014. Born in Venezuela, he was a son of the late George Moses Knebel Sr. and Carolyn G. Knebel. He spent the 1st 10 years of his life at an American Oil Camp in Venezuela, where his father was a Geologist and Exploration Manager. Once back in the states, George graduated from Scarsdale High School in Scarsdale, NY. He received a BA from Princeton University and an MBA from Wharton School of Business. Mr. Knebel served in the US Army after college in the 101st Airborne Division in Germany. Then he went to work for IBM as a Systems Engineer in NYC & White Plains, NY. He was promoted to Systems Engineering Manager and spent many years in Chattanooga, TN and Atlanta, GA. Mr. Knebel was dedicated to serving his community and his church. In Scarsdale, NY, he became a Mason, of which he was a lifelong member. In Chattanooga, he was an active Civitan and received the "Man of the Year" award and served as an officer of the group for many years. A devout Episcopalian, Mr. Knebel served as a Jr. and Sr. Warden, and on the vestry at the Church of the Good Shepherd on Lookout Mtn., TN. He also was an active member of St. Martin's In the Fields, in Dunwoody, GA. In Columbia, SC he joined Trinity Cathedral and regularly attended services at The Chapel at Still Hopes. Mr. Knebel is most remembered for his qualities of honesty, kindness and generosity. He will be sorely missed by his family and friends. He is survived by his sister, Betty Kahle (Loren) of Austin, TX; his daughter, Carolyn Green (Win) of Blythewood, SC; His son, Craig Knebel (Jennifer) of Darien, CT; His grandchildren, Bill, Meghan and Tanner Green of Blythewood, SC; and Emily, Laura, Nicholas and Bradley Knebel of Darien, CT. He is also survived by his dear friend, Jane Berry, of West Columbia, SC. He was predeceased by his wife of 49 years, Jane Ann H. Knebel. The family wishes to thank the staff at Solutions for Living at Still Hopes along with Dr. John Gould and his partners for the loving care they provided. Memorials may be made to The American Chestnut Foundation at www.acf.org. Please sign the online guestbook at www.dunbarfunerals.com.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on May 2, 2014
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