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George William Tweedy
October 18, 1949 ~ December 7, 2023 (age 74) 74 Years Old
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George William Tweedy, Jr, aka The Most Interesting Man in the World, was born on October 18, 1949, passed away surrounded by family on December 7, 2023, at home in Canton, Georgia. A Celebration of Life will be held for close family and friends on Saturday, December 23, 2023, at 12:00 PM at 1414 A J Land Road, Canton, Georgia.
George was born in Wheeling, West Virginia to the late George William Tweedy, Sr and Beverly Jacobucci Tweedy. Around age 6 the family moved to Buffalo, New York. After moving, George held a deep connection to Wheeling where he spent his summers with his brother John on Wheeling Island with Grandma & Grandpa Cook. George’s heart seemed to always stay connected to Wheeling Island regularly sharing fond memories of his Wheeling Island adventures. George attended Lake Shore High School in Angola, New York graduating in 1968.
From a young age George was the life of the party moving through life with a large group of friends. He was always up for adventures and joined his buddy one summer as a member of a traveling carnival. George later worked with his father at the Bethlehem Steel Mill at the Lackawanna Plant. On January 6, 1970, George joined the Air Force as a 1st Class Airman Stationed at George Air Force Base in Victorville, California. After serving four years and having two sons, he moved backed to Buffalo for a short time and in 1979 George and his family relocated permanently to northern Georgia. By the end of 1979, he would have four children; two sons and two daughters. Once settled, George began his career with The United States Post Office retiring in 2009 after twenty seven years of service. George spent the last seven years of life living with his youngest daughter and her family. He found immense joy being with his youngest grandsons and most enjoyed their daily visits for cookies and hugs. George began his battle with cancer in 2018 and was blessed to have the daily care and support from his daughter and son in law.
George spent many years as an avid tennis player, he also loved playing golf with his brothers and sons. A runner for many years, George ran several marathons and was a regular at the Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta. An important thread to George’s life was always music. George’s eclectic love of music included artists like Norah Jones, Sade, and Celtic Woman, but George was most well known for being a beloved fan of the late Jimmy Buffett. George attended countless concerts where he shared his love of Buffett with his friends and his children developing a generation of Tweedy family Parrot Heads. Jimmy Buffett’s songs became the soundtrack of George’s life and the memories that are a shared connection between his family and his friends. George was often called the one eye pirate and will now be our pirate at sea.
George is survived by two sons and two daughters: George Shannon Tweedy (Holly) of Alpharetta, Georgia; Brian Allen Tweedy (Amy) of Roswell, Georgia; Kellie Elaine McDonald (Steven) of Canton, Georgia; Jill Tweedy Wood (Matthew) of Canton, Georgia. George’s legacy lives through the lives of his grandchildren: Taylor Nicole Tweedy of Roswell, Georgia; Olivia Laci Tweedy of Manhattan, New York; Anna Noelle Tweedy of Roswell, Georgia; Ella Marie Tweedy of Alpharetta, Georgia; Edwin Thomas McDonald of Canton, Georgia; James William Tweedy of Alpharetta, Georgia; Landon James Wood of Canton, Georgia; Grace Kellie McDonald of Canton, Georgia; River Eric Wood of Canton, Georgia. George is also survived by his two brothers: John Mark Tweedy (AnneMarie) of Huntersville, North Carolina and Kurt Allen Tweedy (Fun) of Kingswood, Texas; and his three nieces; Sherilyn Marie Weissenberger (Jeffrey) of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Kimberly Anne Goodman (Brad) of Shelby, North Carolina; Katherine Irene Li (Andy) of San Diego, California.
Additional surviving family: Ellie Tweedy of Hamburg, New York; Karen Marie Tweedy of Woodstock, Georgia; Ryan Martin of Woodstock, Georgia. Mother of children: Elaine Mary Tweedy of Woodstock, Georgia.
Condolences and regards can be sent to 1551 Tamarack Ct, Canton, Georgia 30115.