OBITUARY

George Tobias III

November 17, 1957May 23, 2018
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U. S. Army Retired Cpt.George Tobias III, age 60, passed away peacefully in his home on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. He was born on November 17, 1957, in Ft. Benning, Georgia to George Tobias Jr. and Doris Irene Laney. George was a driven and accomplished man achieving many degrees in his life. He graduated from Marywood College Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Science. He received an Associates degree in Specialized Business from The Center for Degree Studies. He also attended The United States Army Officer Candidate school and graduated, becoming a Communications Officer. After retirement he decided to become a teacher and graduated from the Troops to Teachers program with A teaching degree specializing in middle school English. He was in the military for over 20 years, and was very proud of his service as a Vietnam era veteran. George entered the service as an enlisted soldier but climbed the ranks achieving the Rank of Captain. He was Airborne and special forces. He was a company commander for the 82nd Airborne in Fort Bragg. He oversaw the Champus changeover in Langley Air Force base. Serving as a jungle expert for the 82nd Airborne he was rapid deployable serving in many campaigns including Panama, Nicaragua, and Honduras. He received many awards for his service. He was in the Iraq war, Operation Iraqi Freedom. George had a tour in Korea as well serving on the DMZ as their communications Officer. He retired honorably on December 20, 1996. George Tobias III is survived by his wife of 25 years, Jennifer Dayne Tobias (Smith) His children: George Tobias IV, Christina Tobias Dior, John Michael Tobias, and Sarah Nicole Tobias. His sisters; Rose Stachan and Mary Ann Tobias. His brother, John Michael Tobias. He has ten Grandchildren: Emily Baccante, Kevin Austin Swanson, Michael Anthony Dior II, Andrea Michelle Dior, Madison Skye Tobias, George Tobias V, Kaila Elizabeth Tobias, Christina Tobias Dior, Dylan Thomas Tobias, and Emma Jule Tobias. He is preceded in death by his father, George Tobias Jr, his mother Doris Irene Laney, and his sister Brenda Robinson. He was a great man, a loving husband, a doting father, and a faithful friend. He will be greatly missed by many.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, May 30, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, May 31, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, May 31, 2018
  • Burial Thursday, May 31, 2018
REMEMBERING

George Tobias III

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joyce bigham

May 29, 2018

GEORGE CALLED ME MOM AFTER MY SISTER PASSED ON AND I CALLED HIM SON I AM HIS AUNT JOYCE HE HAS TWO OTHER AUNTS LIVING FROM HIS MOTHERS SIDE OF THE FAMILY LINDA LANEY DAVIS FRANCES LANEY PRICE AND MYSELF JOYCE LANEY BIGHAM WEVE BEEN WITH GEORGE SINCE HE WAS BORN WE ALL LOVE HIM AND WILL MISS HIM HE CAME DOWN TO COLUMBUS GEORGIA 3 YEARS AGO AND HE WAS BAPTIZED AT ALTMAN BAPTIST CHURCH WOULD APPREACIATE BEING NOTED AT THE SERVICE THANK YOU GEORGE WOULD HAVE WANTED THIS THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICES.

Mary-Ann Tobias

May 27, 2018

My heart is heavy with the passing of my brother. I have happy memories of yesteryears. Before he was even 20, he took it upon himself to always visit his younger siblings. He would pick up Rose, John, and Mary-Ann and take them to visit their mother. He even took Mary-Ann into his home to live with him and his young family for a brief period. He will always be loved!

Christina Tobias Dior

May 26, 2018

Dad, you are my hero and always will be. I can’t explain the emptiness I feel now that you are gone. There’s a void in me that can’t be defined. I love you...forever and ever. God blessed me when he gave me such a strong, smart, loving dad and I am greatful. I love you. Rest In Peace dad.

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