Thomas William George
Thomas William George, age 76, passed away at his home October 18, 2018 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born March 31, 1942 in Youngstown, Ohio, the only child of Rosemary and Francis George, moving later to Ridgecrest, California. He received his B.S. (Psychology) and MEd (Counseling and School Psychology) from Loyola University, Los Angeles and his Doctorate of Education from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1973. Dr. George served as a Professor and Associate Dean of the College of Education at UTK for 39 years, retiring in 2012 with Emeritus rank. He wished to express his gratitude to his administrative assistants, Nina Fox and Millie Cheatham. He is survived by wife, Janice of 52 years; daughter, Courtney George (Wade Milam) of Knoxville; son Ryan George (April) of Alamo, California and grandchildren, Drew, Cooper, Reese, Emme Milam and Lela and Charlie George; sister in law, Sandy Myers; two nieces and many cousins. Thank you to Dr. Aljadir, the other physicians and the many nurses who took such loving care of him at U. T. Medical Center.
The family will receive friends from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM Monday, October 22, 2018 at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel, A Funeral Mass will follow at Saint John XXIII, University Parish, 1710 Melrose Place, Knoxville, TN at 7:00 PM. A family graveside service will be held 2:00 PM Tuesday at Greenwood Cemetery. The family request that in lieu of flowers, donation may be online to UTMCK.org/cancer
institute or mailed to U. T. Cancer Institute, 2121 Medical Center Way, Suite 110, Knoxville, 37920. Online condolences may be sent to www.rosemortuary.com
. Arrangements provided by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.