George Alan Chenoweth
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George Alan Chenoweth
July 28, 1969 - December 2, 2019
George Alan Chenoweth, age 50, of New Smyrna Beach, died Monday, December 2, 2019 at AdventHealth New Smyrna. Born in East Patchogue, New York to Lyle and Arma Jeanne Rollier Chenoweth; George moved to this are in 1980 from Long Island, New York. A teacher for the Volusia County School District, George taught many online classes, including history, psychology, and sociology. He was a history buff, and in his spare time, he played in several bands over the years, including the Sweaters, the Antics, the Sons of Belfast (S.O.B.), and most recently the band "Shot Out". Survivors include 2 brothers, Mark Chenoweth, and his wife, Peggy, of Kissimmee, and Jamie Chenoweth, of Port Orange; a sister, Kyle Schebler, of Flanders, New York; nieces and nephews, Shannon and Scott Chenoweth; Kenny and Aimee Erickson; Kimberly and Joseph Schebler; and Isaac and Abigail Chenoweth; his good friend since childhood, Dwayne Book, of Samsula; and his beloved cat, Mila. George was preceded in death by his sisters, Carol Erickson and Mary Hoover-Chenoweth and his parents. A gathering of friends will be 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., Thursday, December 5, at Settle-Wilder's chapel. Donations may be made in George's memory to: Edgewater Animal Shelter, 605 MangoTree Drive, Edgewater, FL 32132 or the Mayo Clinic, Department of Development, 200 First St. SW, Rochester, MN 55905. Condolences may be made online at

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Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal from Dec. 3 to Dec. 4, 2019.
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December 6, 2019
I knew George from the music scene. Back when I was playing shows as Hollywood Beach Brian, I had the pleasure of playing about 15 shows over several years with The Antics. George was friendly, fun to hang out with, funny, and did not have a mean bone in his body. I always loved playing shows with him.

One of my favorite memories ever was doing a little Central Florida four day tour with them. Orlando, Melbourne, Deland, and Gainesville. The Antics, Fullerton, and Hollywood Beach Brian. We had such a great time.

Now all I can think of is Dale Earnhardt Jr, Skunk Apes stealing babies, Ireland, and pirates.

RIP George. You will be missed, but never forgotten.
Brian Pickard
December 6, 2019
Sending much love and gratitude to George's family.

He was one of my favorite teachers in high school, and I know many of my friends would say the same.

He always made learning fun and connected with students at a human level. I was always impressed that he treated his students like adults, and we were friendly outside of school in the music scene, and yet he never lost respect or authority as a teacher.

We always appreciated his enthusiasm and encouragement in our creative pursuits, especially music.

I can picture how powerfully (and hilariously) he could communicate with a raised eyebrow and sideways glance. His laughter was infectious.

Thank you, Mr. Chenoweth!
Randy Hunt
December 4, 2019
I am so sorry to hear of George's passing. I met George in 10th grade at NSBSHS. He was so nice to me (as the new girl that knew no one). I'll remember him fondly. Prayers for his family and loved ones.
Julie Witten Richardson
December 4, 2019
To George's family. George was an amazing educator. I remember when he first started with Volusia Online Learning as one of our very first virtual teachers. His passion for teaching and history shined through his personality even though he was quiet most times. I would laugh at the little quirks he would through out when discussing politics. His laugh was contagious. He was always compassionate and thoughtful to his students, co-workers, and anyone else whose life he touched. Many times we talked about cats. I remember when he was thinking of getting one. When he got Mila he would tell me the funny stories of what she did and how she was so attached to him. One time he even thought about getting another one just to keep her company when he was working. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone who cared and loved George. He will surely be missed by those who were lucky enough to know him.
Mary T
December 4, 2019
George was one of the most wonderful person that I ever had the pleasure to work with for over fifteen years. He was always willing to help a newby as well as other without judgement. When I ever needed anything or needed clarification of a process or subject matter - I knew that I could call George and he took the time to help me and put on the correct path. I will never forget his support and personal guidance that he shared with me this past years. Thank you George.
You will be missed. Heaven has glorious angel today - ❤
Eileen Bornman
December 4, 2019
Suzy Lamoureux
December 3, 2019
Heartbroken over this news. Had Mr Chenoweth for Psychology and Sociology at Deltona high in the late 90's and my daughter had him recently for a online class. I always loved when he would play tv show theme songs and we had to guess the show. He always had a smile and could light up a room. He will be missed!
Tammy Soukup
December 3, 2019
Ah! Mr. Chenoweth! I can't imagine how many lives he has touched through the years! A kind soul whose laughter was so contagious... it's hilarious to think of. A relatable professor who encouraged students to THINK! A musician who related with his eclectic students, encouraged individuality ...and made learning fun. He just... got it!
Somehow I still remember class games after 13 years... that has to say something about the kind of Professor he was.
My condolences to his family and friends. We've lost one of the good ones!
Rebeka P
December 3, 2019
Mr. Chenoweth was always great to me and my friends. He would encourage and help all of our interests in the music scene and would be a huge help for so many of us.

His wit and friendship was always the brightest of our weeks.

Truly, one of the best and will greatly be missed.
Mike Paschal
December 3, 2019
George you were such a kind soul and truly cared about people. I was blessed to know you. Rest easy my friend!
Kim Brislenn
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