September 24, 1932 ~ December 5, 2021

Born in: Bridgeport, Connecticut
Resided in: Stone Mountain, Georgia

George Edward Hovan, 89, of Stone Mountain, Georgia passed away Sunday, December 5, 2021. George was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut. A Korean War veteran, he served in the United States Marine Corp from 1950 to 1954. Later that same year in 1954, George married his lovely wife, Betty Brown in Washington D.C. After graduating from George Washington University, he began a career with the Internal Revenue Service in Washington D.C. In 1967, George and the family relocated to Stone Mountain, Georgia where he worked with the Department of Health and Human Services until his retirement in 1993.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Brown Hovan.

George is survived by his two daughters: Susan (Russell) New and Laura (Dennis) Weimorts; five grandchildren: Steven (Lisa), Cherie (Sarah), Matthew (Jessica), Adam, and Rachel (Matthew); and great-grandchildren: Kendon, Rheannon, Eli, Avery and Julian.

He is also survived by his brother: Gerald (Pat) Hovan of Haymarket, Virginia.

George lived the way he wanted to. He was independent, fun loving, very generous, loved to sing, never met a stranger, loved to crack jokes, and get beers with his buddies.

He was an amazing father and grandfather, who lived a long happy life. He gave us so much love and will be forever missed.

A Celebration of Life will be held 2 PM Sunday, December 12, 2021 at the Wages & Sons Stone Mountain Chapel, the family will receive guest from 1 PM til the service hour on Sunday.

The family respectfully requests in lieu of flowers, please make contributions to St. Jude’s Hospital at 53 Perimeter Center E Suite 100, Atlanta, GA 30346, or the Atlanta Humane Society at 981 Howell Mill Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318.

Services

Visitation: December 12, 2021 1:00 pm - December 12, 2021 2:00 pm

Wages & Sons Stone Mountain Chapel
1040 Main Street
Stone Mountain, GA 30083

770-469-9811

Room: Room A&B

Celebration of Life: December 12, 2021 2:00 pm - December 12, 2021 3:00 pm

Wages & Sons Stone Mountain Chapel
1040 Main Street
Stone Mountain, GA 30083

770-469-9811

Room: Chapel

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  1. CandleImageYou always lit up my heart every time I saw your smile. I’m so grateful to have known you. Heaven has definitely gained an amazing soul. You will be missed. Thank you for always remembering my name George! 😉 I love you. Blessed be on your next journey.

  2. George, we will never forget you; how could we! You had a presence about you that commanded the room when you entered! Greg, Katie and I had so many fabulous times with you from Outback to TBM and our annual Christmas parties! Your light with forever shine in our hearts. God has a wonderful addition to heaven; I’m sure you are cracking jokes and maybe even dancing to “Beer Barrel Polka”. I regret we never got that dance. Fly high George and keep everyone straight until we see you again.

    We love you and will miss you tremendously! Greg, Vannette and Katie

  3. I so will miss my friend George. Such a friend in my time of need. A God sent for sure. I was grieving the lost of my husband in 2007! He set beside me at our Outback in STONEMOUNTAIN. Was kind. Caring. He became my friend. Later we (Vanette, Greg and so many), bonded with this sweet Gentleman. George you my friend will be missed. So glad we had you.

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