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Rev. George Herndon

June 25, 2018

Rev. George Washington Herndon, 89, of Brunswick, Georgia, died at Hospice of the Golden Isles on June 15, 2018. He was born July 17, 1928 in Douglas, Georgia. 

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Cora Anthony Herndon; his children, Clyde Wesley (Wes) Herndon and Margaret Louise (Marti) Herndon; his grandson, James Clark Herndon; his sister, Annette Herndon Jenkins; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Clyde and Nettie Herndon, and his brother, Thomas C. Herndon. 

He graduated from Sardis High School where his father was principal. While still in high school during World War II, he drove Army trucks at Camp Stewart, Hinesville, GA. He attended Middle Georgia College and then graduated from Georgia Teachers College, now Georgia Southern University, where he answered the call to the ministry. He then attended Candler School of Theology at Emory University. Upon ordination by The United Methodist Church, he served 10 churches and preached the gospel in the South Georgia Conference more than 40 years. He especially enjoyed taking youth and adults on short and long canoe trips with his fleet of six canoes. In his latter retirement years, he served Arco UMC. 

After retirement, he led more than 50 Volunteer in Missions teams to the Caribbean and disaster areas in the U.S. Locally, he gathered work teams to help whenever a need arose. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing, working in his woodshop, and building much of his own house for retirement. 

Services were held Wednesday, June 20, at College Place United Methodist Church in Brunswick. The honorary pallbearers were New Life Sunday School Class of College Place UMC and ministers of The United Methodist Church. Burial will be at a later date in Sardis, Georgia. Memorial contributions may be made to College Place UMC, FaithWorks, or the charity of your choice. 

The family would like to thank the staff at Southeast Georgia Health Systems and Hospice of the Golden Isles. 

Brunswick Memorial Park Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

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