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George Robert Kelton, Jr., 85, of Guyton, Georgia and husband of Georgia Mae Jorgenson Kelton, died Friday evening, October 21, 2022, at Memorial University Medical Center.

Born in Gardiner, Maine, he was a son of the late George Robert Kelton, Sr. and the late Marie Mae Lillian Auclair. He served eleven years in the United States Army during the Korean War. After the Army, he served as ocean-going tugboat captain for many years. He then worked in heavy equipment operation as a long haul trucker. He has various interests and hobbies including salt-water fishing, carpentry, multiple inventive projects, as well as writing a book.

However, most important to him was his family. The great love near the end of his life between Georgia and him was a great blessing to both families in so many ways.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, George Robert Kelton III.

Survivors include his wife, Georgia Mae Jorgenson Kelton; five children, Cynthia Kelton Driggers and her husband Wilbur Carr, Jonathan Daniel Kelton, Ricky Alllen Kelton, Ronald Wayne Kelton and his wife Tonya, Joseph “Joey” Arnold Kelton and his wife April; sister, Audrie G. Kelton; four step-children, Nancy Gines and her husband Eddie, Linda Britton and her husband Red, and Brenda Britton.

The memorial service will be held at 1 o’clock, Friday, October 28, 2022, at the Glennville Veterans Cemetery Chapel – 8819 U.S. Highway 301, Glennville, Georgia.

Remembrances: Shriners Hospital for Children – 950 West Faris Road, Greenville, South Carolina 29605-4277.







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  1. Crystal Rich says:

    Pops you are simply amazing in everything you didI cannot believe you are gone I keep hoping to wake up it’s just a dream all the summers with you in Jesup all the stories told all the fun we had never forget I’m so happy my daughters Got to know you because you are the absolute number one best papaw in the world! I really wish I could’ve took you to the Islands and we would have found that part you needed. I still cannot believe I will not hear your goofy laugh can you hear you say you’re proud of you again I’d give anything To have five more minutes with you. I promise you I’ll take care of mama and I told you I would look after Miss Georgia that last night results night before you went to the hospital I hope I can make you proud I love you so much pops My favorite picture of us is it me and you at my wedding when you told me my boots look good make sure they’re showing in our picture popMy favorite picture of us is it me and you at my wedding when you told me you loved me and I did good on my boots! Tell everyone I said hey and go get some food cooking from my grandma tell her I said I love her

  2. Pam Jorgenson Wood says:

    Mike and I are so sorry for your loss Aunt Geogia Mae and family. I’m sorry I never got to meet Mr George but am so very thankful he came into our family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Soar high with the Angels Mr George Rest In Peace.

    Mike and Pam Wood

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