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Rev. Thomas Jackson McCollough, Jr.

January 17, 2022
Rev. Thomas Jackson (Jack) McCollough, Jr., 94, a native of Woodbine, Ga., passed away Friday, December 31, 2021, at his home at Wesley-Woods of Newnan.

He was born May 15, 1927, in Woodbine to the late Thomas Jackson McCollough, Sr. and Hilda Wright McCollough. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Virginia Jones McCollough.

Rev. McCollough attended Young Harris College before receiving a Bachelor’s degree from Emory University and Masters of Divinity degree from Candler School of Theology at Emory University.

During his life as a member of the South Georgia Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church, he served 13 different congregational charges. His ministry included chairing the United Methodist Rural Fellowship, The United Methodist Volunteers in Mission, and fulfilling other roles in the South Georgia Conference.

After retiring from active ministry, he continued with a life of service by providing pulpit supply to local congregations, organizing and leading numerous hurricane and other disaster relief efforts for United Methodists Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM), church construction for UMVIM, organizing and planning volunteer efforts through Woodbine United Methodist Church to construct dozens of wheelchair ramps for people in Camden County, and serving on the Board of Directors at Young Harris College (YHC).

Inspired by the life and teachings of John Wesley, he established the McCollough Wesley Travel Scholarship fund at YHC for pre-ministerial students to study in England. He made spending time with family and friends a priority throughout his life, and he also enjoyed fishing, reading, meditating, and participating in local community civic organizations.

A graveside visitation was held at Homeward Cemetery near Waverly, Ga. on Jan. 6, 2021. An interment service followed, officiated by Rev. J. David Hanson and Rev. Jan Conner. A memorial service will also be held at a later date for friends and family at St. Paul United Methodist Church, Atlanta, Ga. With loving concern for all in attendance, the family requests that everyone in attendance wear a mask.

Survivors include a sister, three children and spouses, four grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

Rather than flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Young Harris College’s McCollough Wesley Travel Scholarship at https://www.yhc.edu/giving/online-giving.

Condolences may be expressed online at www.allisonmemorialchapelandfuneralhome.com.

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