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Paul Eugene George, 97, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Nov. 28, 2019. Paul was born at home on July 4, 1922, in Vinings, Ga., to the late, William and Florence George. Paul graduated from Marietta High, Marietta, Ga., in 1938. He completed a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering at The Georgia Institute of Technology 1942. In February of 1943 he joined the U.S. Coast Guard. Upon graduation from Officer Candidate School he married the love of his life, Martha Evelyn Pardue on June 25, 1943. He served with the Coast Guard at Camp Lejeune, NC and in the Pacific, including the invasion of Iwo Jima as an officer on the Landing Ship USS LST 764. After leaving the Coast Guard, Paul took a job as a draftsman/engineer with Combustion Engineering where he retired after 36 years as a Project Manager. Paul was a Sunday school teacher and Deacon at Brainerd Baptist Church. He was active in church visitation including the Walker Correctional Institute ministry. Paul was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Martha Pardue George; his aforementioned parents; a sister, Margaret George; brother, Carroll George; and a daughter-in-law, Vivian George. Left behind to cherish Paul’s memory are his children, Paul E. George II; Marilyn G. (Larry) Smith; grandson, Eric S. George; granddaughter, Jeannette S. (Stuart) Tysinger; grandson, Michael G. (Mindy) Smith; great-grandchildren, Lucas Tysinger; Alexis Smith; Hallie Smith and Koelar Smith, several nieces and nephews, and many close friends. A Celebration of Paul’s life will be held in the sanctuary of Brainerd Baptist Church on Wednesday Dec. 4, 2019, at 11 a.m. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday evening, Dec. 3, 2019, from 4 to 8 p.m. Following the service Paul will be laid to rest with his wife, Martha in the Chattanooga National Cemetery with military honors provided by the United States Coast Guard. Arrangements are under the care of Chattanooga Funeral Home Crematory and Florist East Chapel, 404 S. Moore Rd. East Ridge, TN 37412. Please share your thoughts and memories at www.ChattanoogaEastChapel.com