George Arthur Love

June 29, 1926December 31, 2011

George A. Love, 85, of Hixson, passed away on Saturday, December 31, 2011. He was born on June 29, 1926 in Ft. Riley, Kansas. George was a 1947 graduate of City High School in Chattanooga. He was a WW II Veteran of the U.S. Navy as a Seabee and a Veteran of the Korean War. He received the Victory Medal, Phillipine Liberation Medal, Asiatic Pacific Medal and was a member of the Ancient Order of The Deep. He was a member of Northside Presbyterian Church. He was a member of the Tennessee Aquarium, Number Plate Collectors Club (NPCC), Automobile License Plate Collectors Association (ALPCA), National Association Breweriana Advertising (NABA), and Carolina Collectors Club (CCC). He was a life member of the Tin Can Sailors Inc., the USS Charles J. Badger DD 657 Association and Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. He was also a member of the American Legion Post 14 for 66 consecutive years, the Chattanooga Zoo and the Chattanooga Regional History Museum. George was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Cathey Love, whom he married on August 19, 1949. Survivors are three daughters; Janie Love (Tim) Hamilton, Cathey Love (Mark Moffit), and Nancy Love (Jeff) Cardwell; three grandsons, Aaron McCreless (and his father, Bill McCreless), Ethan and Alex Cardwell. The family will receive friends from 4 until 8 p.m. Monday, January 2 and from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Tuesday, January 3 at the North Chapel. Services for George will be held 1:00 p.m. Tuesday at the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home with the Rev. Ben Skidmore officiating. Burial will be at Chattanooga Memorial Park. Arrangements are by Chattanooga Funeral Home Crematory and Florist, North Chapel, 5401 Hwy 153, Hixson, TN 37343. Share your memories on line at


  • Visitation Monday, January 2, 2012
  • Visitation Tuesday, January 3, 2012
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, January 3, 2012

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Debbie Prater

January 4, 2012

We are going to miss George! My niece Nicole Griffin and I are artists at the Chattanooga Market and so looked forward to seeing George each week. He brought license plates to us, but also other pieces to make our recycled art. He was so sweet and it was very interesting to hear about his life. We just want the family to know that he was an incredibly special person who will be missed.

The Whittaker's

January 3, 2012

Mr George was a great person.We always looked forward to seeing him at the License Plate Shows.He will be missed.May God Bless your family..........

Kathy Holmes

January 3, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with the family. He will be missed by all.

Kathy Holmes

January 3, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with the family. He will be truly missed by all.

Nancy Mathis

January 3, 2012

I have fond memories of Mr. Love as I grew up with his daughters....Very sweet person....Thank you for the memories....You will be missed by all who knew you.

Gene Thomas

January 3, 2012

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. I will miss seeing George at the license tag conventions.


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Holly Niemann

January 1, 2012

George, in my heart you have always been my second father. We sure used to have fun working puzzles. May you rest in peace, I know you are in a better place and with Martha again.
With love, Holly

paula moore

January 1, 2012

I worked at Life Care while George was there I'm very sorry for your lost and your family is in my prayers

Jerry West

December 31, 2011

Good By to you George. I think of you almost as a brother as we go back so far. The times and memories we shared are many.WE go all the way back to the single digits in years Even in later years when I left Chattanooga I thought of you and the many experences we have shared.I love you George