George Briggs McGhee

August 15, 1938 – October 4, 2021

George Briggs McGhee, 83, of East Ridge went Home to be with The Lord on October 4, 2021. He is a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area and is a member of Ridgedale Baptist Church in Chattanooga where he proudly served as a Deacon and loved teaching childrens ministries with his late wife Ruth. He loved his family very much and was a very proud Marine Veteran.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Ruth McReynolds McGhee; brother Thomas Wright McGhee Jr.; father Thomas Wright McGhee Sr. & mother Allan Hill McGhee.

George is survived by his two children Tom (Debra) McGhee; Paula (Charles Jr.) Petty; 4 grandchildren Kelsey (Hunter) Johns, Garrett McGhee, Charles (Tori) Petty III, Hollie Petty; and great granddaughter Charleigh Ruth Petty.

At a later date a private graveside service will be held for the family at Chattanooga National Cemetery with Doug Plumlee oficiating.

In lieu of flowers, George requested that donations be made to Ridgedale Baptist Church Child Development Center in memory of he and Ruth’s service.

Condolences may be left at  Arrangements by W.L. Wilson & Sons Funeral Home Fort Oglethorpe, GA.

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