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1010 S. White Street
P.O. Box 99
ATHENS, TN 37371-0099
Phone: 423-745-3013
Fax: 423-745-7733
George Harbison

George Edward Harbison

Monday, November 3rd, 1941 - Saturday, July 3rd, 2021
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George Edward Harbison, 79, of Calhoun, passed away, Saturday, July 3, 2021 at his home in the arms of his loving wife.
He was a native of Hobart, Indiana and longtime resident of McMinn County, he was a son of the late Jesse and Fern Gruber Harbison.
He was a very active member of First Baptist Church of Calhoun, where he served as an Usher, was a Sunday School teacher, and was on the security detail . He drove the church bus for 20 years, and transporting young people to and from church was a huge part of his heart. He was a graduate of Purdue University with a degree in Civil Engineering, was a former mayor of Calhoun, and was associated with Olin for 35 years until his retirement. He served in the TN Air National Guard. He was an avid History buff especially about Civil War History. George loved Calhoun Elementary and the town of Calhoun. He was also a TN Vols fan. His true passion was telling others about Jesus and sharing stories about his family. He never missed any event involving his grandchildren and always had candy in his pocket to hand out.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Martha Edmonds Harbison of Calhoun; two sons and daughters-in-law, Coy( Glenda) of Calhoun and Robert (Lori) of Cleveland; two granddaughters, Lauren (Josh) Crowe and Emma Harbison; three grandsons, Logan (Summer) Harbison, Cole Harbison, and Brady Harbison; and two great-grandchildren, Saylor and Smith Harbison.
A funeral service will be conducted, 2:30 pm, Sunday, July 11, 2021 at First Baptist Church of Calhoun with Rev. Kevin Cheathamand Rev Toby Brogden officiating. Interment will follow in Calhoun Cemetery. The family will receive friends at First Baptist Church of Calhoun on Saturday, July 10th from 5:00-8:00 pm.
Pallbearers will be Justin Burris, Josh Crowe, Gary Knight, Brady Harbison, John Crawford, Cole Harbison, Logan Harbison, and Robert Harbison. Honorary pallbearers will be Tommy Coleman, Wayne King, Nathan Melton, Reed Melton, Jim Land, Eric Burgess and Will Burgess.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, July 10th, 2021 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Saturday, July 10th, 2021 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Calhoun First Baptist Church
    107 Church Street
    CALHOUN, TN 37309
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  • Service

    Sunday, July 11th, 2021 | 2:30pm
    Sunday, July 11th, 2021 2:30pm
    Calhoun First Baptist Church
    107 Church Street
    CALHOUN, TN 37309
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  • Interment

    Calhoun Cemetery
    520 Highway 163
    CALHOUN, TN 37310
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    Immediately following the service at the church.


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To all the family of George. He was always so sweet and kind and was so good to visit Keith while he was sick. I will always cherish this family and their caring hearts. With love and prayers Jenny Shoemaker

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