Rhett Truesdale George Jr.
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Rhett Truesdale George Jr.
December 14, 2020
Hillsborough, North Carolina - Rhett Truesdale George Jr., 87, passed away on December 14, 2020 at Duke University Hospital in Durham. He was born in Columbia, South Carolina to the late Rhett Truesdale George, Sr. and Gladys Doughty George. Dr. George earned his undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from Duke University in 1955 and his PhD. from the University of Florida in 1965.
Dr. George was a professor emeritus of Electrical Engineering at Duke University. He was a member of McMannen United Methodist Church and was also involved in the Red Cross and the United States Power Squadron. His most passionate hobbies included trains and amateur radio, his radio sign being KE4HIH.
Dr. George is survived by his wife of 58 years, Joanna George; son, Charles R. George (Dawn); sister, Darien Pickens (Robert); grandchildren, Caitlin George Kalen (Alex), Ashlee George; and nieces, Barbara Pickens Foster (Ed) and Linda Pickens Cobb (Ty).
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to McMannen United Methodist Church: 4102 Neal Rd., Durham, NC 27705.
The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc. in Durham. Online condolences may be sent to www.clementsfuneralservice.com.


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Published in The Herald Sun on Dec. 20, 2020.
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