George Lewis McChesney, 87, of St. Simons Island, passed away Monday, March 12, 2018, at his residence.

A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 17, 2018, at St. Simons Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Bob Brearley officiating.

Born April 24, 1930, in Middletown, Ohio, to the late George A. and Thelma F. McChesney, he was a graduate of Middletown High School, and received a bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University. He was a member of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity, The Ohio State Basketball Championship Team in 1948, and also played on the Ohio All–Star Team, and was on the Vanderbilt basketball team when it won a Southeast Conference Championship. Mr. McChesney was employed with Armco Steel Trust Co. of Georgia, Irvingdale Dairy, and was a partner in M&M Investment Co., an industrial real estate developer. He was a member of Sea Island Golf Club, Laurel Ridge Golf Club in Waynesville, N.C., and a former member of Peachtree Golf Club in Atlanta, Ga., where he served as a board member, and Ocean Forest on Sea Island. Mr. McChesney had been a resident of St. Simons Island for the past 30 years and was a trustee of Frederica Academy, and a member of St. Simons Presbyterian Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, George and Jack McChesney.

Survivors include his wife, Charlotte W. McChesney of St. Simons Island; six children, George L. McChesney (Debbie) of Seaside, Fla., Nora McChesney Jones (David) of Sapphire Valley, N.C., Michael C. McChesney of Atlanta, Martha “Marty” McChesney Fry (Doug) of Roswell, Ga., Molly G. McChesney of Wake Forest, N.C., and Katharine “Kelly” McChesney of Raleigh, N.C.; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of The Golden Isles, 1692 Glynco Parkway, Brunswick, GA 31525, St. Simons Presbyterian Church, 205 Kings Way, St. Simons Island, GA 31522, or a charity of your choice.

Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements,

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