George Edward Shea Jr.

September 4, 1946March 7, 2013
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Retired Sgt. Major George Edward Shea, Jr., 66 of Jacksonville, passed away early Thursday morning at Onslow Memorial Hospital.George was preceded in death by his wife, Sheryl Shea.

He is survived by his son Michael Shea of Cottage Grove, MN, his daughter Patricia M. Shea – Edgell and her husband Stanton of Jacksonville, his brother Charles Michael Shea of Winsted, CT, his sister Maureen Roy of Windsor, CT, and grandchildren Sydney Shea, Logan Shea, Camryn Shea, Mason Shea, Aaron Edgell, and Laura Edgell.

Visitation for George will be held at Johnson Funeral Home of Jacksonville on Monday from 6 – 8 PM. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday at Johnson Funeral Home of Jacksonville at 1 PM with Pastor Thurman of Pine Valley UMC officiating.

Burial will follow the service at the Coastal Carolina State Veteran’s Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Make a Wish Foundation.

Arrangements by Johnson Funeral Home of Jacksonville.


  • Visitation Monday, March 11, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, March 12, 2013

George Edward Shea Jr.

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Craig/Grace Cox

March 18, 2013

Our deepest sympathy To your family.SgtMaj Shea was a great Marine.

Peter & Laurie Kolosky

March 12, 2013

Our condolences with deepest sympathy.

Janet Barnett

March 11, 2013

Memories are forever, we had some wonderful times. love you guys. Janet

Kevin Jenkins

March 11, 2013

Mike,glad I was able see you Sunday. I admired your father very much.When I saw him three years ago it meant alot.We were able to talk a few and I could see it meant something to your father . It meant alot more to me. It was an honor to have served with your and I am a better man for have knowing him

March 11, 2013

Patti and Mike,we are sorry for your loss. may God be with you and your family during these difficult days ahead. Your dad was a special person and will be missed.If you need us please call. Love to all, Joe, Jonathan, and Joanne Graham

Donna Russell

March 11, 2013

Prayers of peace and comfort to you and your family.

Connie Wyckoff

March 10, 2013

You were an awesome Sgt Major, one that I truly admired for your devotion to the Corps, and for your great sense of humor. God Bless to your family. Semper Fi!

Michelle Wiggins

March 10, 2013

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. ~ god bless you and your family during this difficult time

March 10, 2013

My deepest sympathies. I pray that you will feel the hands of God surround you with his everlasting love during this time of grief.
Criss Allen, Jacksonville, NC

Frank & Ann Holliman

March 10, 2013

George will be missed by many of his trucking friends, my wife (Ann), myself and many others. He was always ready and willing to help anyone. You and your family will be in our prayers and one day we will see him again.