SHELBY-- George Bennett Kountz III went to be with the Lord on Oct. 5, 2013. George was born in Thomasville, Ga., on May 12, 1941. He lived in Florida until moving to Casar in 2008.
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He was preceded in death by his parents, George Bennett Kountz II and Charlotte Prescott Kountz.
He married Theodosia Griffin in 1963. George was an Eagle Scout and served in the United States Marine Corp Reserve. He retired from the Florida Forest Service after 30 years of service. He was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Casar. George had a great love for the outdoors and the simple things of life.
He is survived by his wife, Theodosia; daughter, Rachel Kountz Elliott and husband Doyle; son, Ashley Bennett Kountz and wife Tonya of Las Vegas, Nevada; sister, Beverly Ayres of Marietta, Ga.; brother-in-law Bob Griffin of Fla; six grandchildren; three nieces; five nephews; lifelong friend, Randy Pearce and his wife Jill, who is Theodosia's sister, of Fla.
Visitation: The family will receive friends immediately following the service.
Memorial Service: 11 a.m. Saturday at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Casar
Officiating: Pastor Jamie Bridges.
Funeral Home: Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, may be made to Kings Mountain Hospice House, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, NC 28150 or Mt. Zion Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, P O Box 326, Casar, NC 28020.
Online Guest Registry: www.cecilmburtonfuneralhome.com
Published in Shelby Star on Oct. 10, 2013