COLBERT, George Ashley, Jr., M.D., passed away February 20, 2013 at home surrounded by his children and beloved cat Winston. He was born July 6, 1936 in Georgetown, SC. He was preceded in death by his father, George A Colbert Sr.; his mother, Mary Virginia Boatwright; sister, Virginia Ford and son, George A. Colbert, III. Survivors include his sister, Jill Caviness; his children, Sherri (Bruce) Mcclendon, Cameron (Sean) McKinney and Brian Colbert; grandchildren Hunter, Callie Alexis, Kendall and Taylor; and many nieces and nephews. George received his medical degrees in Clinical and Anatomic Pathology, Pharmaceutics and General Surgery at the Medical College of South Carolina. He did his residency at Tampa General and was the Chief Pathologist at Memorial Hospital for 30 years. Born, raised and educated in the low country of South Carolina, he was the epitome of a southern gentleman. With his quick wit, slow slew footed saunter, and smiling eyes he found the best in his many long time friendships. Those who knew and love 'The Geechie from South Carolina" aka Dr. CRS can attest to the fact that his handshake and word meant true commitment. His passions for play time..hunting, fishing, golf, history and Bear Bryant..where the coach is probably waiting on the sidelines for a little help from the "Doc". Anyone who spent time with him was sure to be tagged with one of his famous clever nicknames. His family request that you write down a story or two so they can continue to share his "Popisms" for future generations to enjoy. Visitation will take place on Sun. Feb. 24 from 6-8 p.m. at Blount & Curry Funeral Home, 605 S. MacDill Ave. Burial will be at Elmwood Cemetery, Georgetown, SC.
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Published in TBO.com on Feb. 22, 2013