George Edward Case III
March 30, 1954 – April 15, 2018
George Edward Case, III (Ned) passed away on April 15, 2018, with a ring of family around his bed. Born in Spartanburg, SC to Jean Hollerith and George E. Case, Jr. (Pat), Ned was the eldest of three boys. He married the love of his life, Elizabeth Fuller (Betty) in 1981, and they built their family and life in Atlanta.
He was a graduate of the Spartanburg Day School (Sports Hall of Fame), the University of Virginia (with honors, Phi Delta Theta), and the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business (MBA). A hard-working and skilled businessman, Ned built his career with finance leadership positions at Delta Color, Inc., and Bank of America and predecessor companies. He spent eighteen years as the Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of GMT Capital Corp.
Devoted to the educational opportunities of young people, Ned was an Atlanta board member of the KIPP Schools and the Center for Christian Study at the University of Virginia. He was a founding board member and Treasurer of the Southeastern Hedge Fund Association. A member of First Presbyterian of Church of Atlanta for most of three decades, he served as an Elder and taught Sunday School. For more than twenty years, he aimed at nothing and seldom missed with men of The Breakfast Club.
In addition to Betty, his beloved wife of thirty-seven years, Ned is survived by their children George Case, Daniel and Catherine Case and grandchildren Zachary and Sandy. He is preceded in death by his father Pat and is survived by his mother Jean Case and his siblings Randy and Shelley Case, and Rob and Bobbi Case.
The family will celebrate Ned’s life in a memorial service at noon on Friday, April 20th at First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta, officiated by the Reverend Dr. Tony Sundermeier, with a reception following in Fifield Hall.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial gifts be made to the KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools: https://www.kippmetroatlanta.org/donate-now/, the Center for Christian Study at the University of Virginia: https://www.studycenter.net/support-study-center, and the First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta, GA: https://firstpresatl.org/give/.
- Memorial Service Friday, April 20, 2018
George Edward Case III
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