George Jacob Herbold Jr.
August 10, 1932 – February 19, 2019
George J. Herbold Jr. passed away peacefully, on February 19, 2019. Born August 10, 1932 in Lawrence Michigan, George grew up in Chicago, Illinois, calling the “Windy City” his hometown. George proudly served his country in the Air Force, during the Korean War. In 1954, he married Arlene Stahl. They had four children and were blessed with 57 years of marriage. George was employed with Underwriters Laboratories for 50 years, during which he relocated to Knoxville, TN. Upon retirement, Arlene made sure George kept busy volunteering at local hospitals. He could often be found in the critical care waiting rooms of Park West and Tennova West Hospitals, encouraging families during their darkest times. In addition to being a great father, George was a loving grandfather, and great-grandfather. Those who knew George were charmed by his uplifting spirit, hearty laugh, and comforting hugs. George was preceded in death by wife Arlene; parents George and Elsie; brothers Robert and Richard; sisters Shirley (Geiger) and Vivian (Konkel); grandson Austin. He is survived by son George and Mary Herbold III; grandchildren Anthony and Shauna Herbold, great grandsons Austin and Rowan of Highlands Ranch, CO; Elliott and Alexa Herbold, great granddaughter Isabelle of Nashville TN; daughter Carol Herbold; son Jeff Herbold; daughter Cheryl Herbold; furry grandchildren Sophie, Harper, and Maverick; several nieces, nephews, and numerous friends. Family will receive friends from 4-7 pm Friday, March 1, 2019 at Grace Lutheran Church, 9076 Middlebrook Pike Knoxville, TN 37923. A Celebration of Life service follows at 7 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Prayer Shawl Ministry at Grace Lutheran Church or Smokey Mountain Service Dogs, who provide service dogs to veterans, 110 Tooweka Circle Loudon, TN 37774. Condolences may be left at www.BerryHighlandWest.com.
Prayer Shawl Ministry at Grace Lutheran Church
9076 Middlebrook Pike , Knoxville, Tennessee 37923
Smokey Mountain Service Dogs
110 Tooweka Circle , Loudon, Tennessee 37774
- Visitation Friday, March 1, 2019
- Celebration of Life Friday, March 1, 2019
George Jacob Herbold Jr.
March 2, 2019
Dearest Herbold Family:
I know I don't have to tell any of you how incredibly special you dad was. I am forever grateful to him for being a part of the Fantastic Duo that took care of first my Lola and then for taking such good care of my Tessa (or "Tessie" as he called her). I loved going to pick her up so I would have time to sit with George and listen to all the antics of Tessa and witness their special bond. She had him very well trained. The kindness with which he treated me and both of my puppies was something I will never forget and will forever cherish. I remember our last visit at Shannondale and how I was so amazed at how George just continued to be George by knowing all the staff's names and having a rapport with each. He was so special, so interested in everyone, and such an amazing family man. I am grateful to have known him.
Stephanie and Tessa
elizabeth (libby) matlock
February 27, 2019
My thoughts and prayers are with.