George A. Meth
George A. Meth, 64, Swedesburg, died Sunday, March 2, 2014, at his residence.
Funeral services with military honors will be held at a later date. The Kimzey Funeral Home, Mt. Pleasant, is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Those considering an expression of sympathy may direct memorials to the family for a charity to be named at a later date. Online condolences may be left at www.kimzeyfuneralhome.com.
He was born Dec. 10, 1949, in Fairfield, and was the son of Robert Irvin and Ruth Allene (Charles) Meth. He graduated from Mt. Pleasant High School in 1968.
He made his career in the United States Navy. He entered the Navy from Ft. Des Moines on Nov. 28, 1969. He was primarily involved with navigation systems on submarines, serving on the USS George Bancroft. He was honorably discharged on Jan. 13, 1978, at the Naval Base in Groton, Conn. He became a partner in a small electronics supply and repair business. He re-enlisted on June 5, 1980. He served again as an Inertial Navigation Systems Technician aboard the USS Woodrow Wilson and the USS Daniel Boone. He was honorably discharged as an ETCS (SS) at the Charleston Naval Base on June 30, 1992.
Following his retirement from the Navy, he moved from Summerville, S.C. to California. He returned to the Henry County area in 1996. He worked for Mike Vincent and Kelly Overton in their businesses of countertop installation and carpentry.
He was as avid HO train hobbyist. He also maintained collections of other memorabilia. He enjoyed family gatherings and especially playing cards with his family.
He is survived by two brothers, Robert L. (Mae) Meth of Van Buren, Ark., and Ray (Ruth) Meth of Olds; and one sister, Deborah J. Derby of Swedesburg.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Jim and Gary Meth.