George David Jarriel, 70, of Collins, passed away Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta, Georgia.
George was born on March 31, 1950 and was the son of the late Bryon and Lauvonne Boyette Jarriel. Following his graduation from Reidsville High School in 1968, he attended Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College and transferred to the University of Georgia where he received a degree in Animal Science in 1973. Following his graduation from UGA, George returned home to the family farm and began farming with his father Byron and his brother Lester. George had a passion for farming, grew tobacco and other crops, and raised livestock for over forty years. He was a member of the Collins Methodist Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by several aunts and uncles, including his Aunt Neva Long who was like a second mother to him.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Daphne and Dirk “Aaron” Totten of Statesboro; a son and daughter-in-law, David and Kasey Jarriel of Collins; four grandchildren , Hunter, Autumn, and Ravyn Jarriel and Kendall Totten; his sister and brother-in-law, Nan and Jim Branch of Lyons; his brother, Lester Jarriel of Collins, and several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on January 1, 2021 at Cedar Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery near Collins, with Dr. Roger Branch officiating.
Kennedy Funeral Homes, Cobbtown Chapel, of Cobbtown is in charge of the arrangements.