James Asa George
August 10, 1943 – July 2, 2020
James (Jimmy) Asa George, 76, of Big Canoe died peacefully in his home on July 2 after a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s and pulmonary fibrosis.
Born in Atlanta, he graduated from Northside High School before attending Norman Park College. He also attended Valdosta State College, where he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and served as pledge president and later graduated from Oglethorpe University.
Jimmy's career was in ad valorem taxes with Gulf Oil, Union Oil, Coca Cola, and Amoco Oil. He was president of the Atlanta Tax Club in 1987. His second career was in builder sales with Progressive Lighting, retiring after 21 years. After retiring, he and his wife Mary moved to the mountains of beautiful Big Canoe and have lived there for six years.
He was a member of Cherokee Town and Country Club in Atlanta for 35 years and was an avid golfer. He also had a passion for football and was a member of the Georgia Football Officials Association and served as president in 1980. He received many awards in recognition for his exceptional leadership and service during his 23 years of officiating both high school and college.
He will always be remembered for his storytelling, kindness, outgoing nature and friendliness toward everyone he met along the way.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years Mary Williams George and brother William Brown. Jimmy was preceded in death by his mother Ruby Chandler Brown and father Asa George.
A private memorial service was held on July 6, 2020.