January 4, 1947 ~ January 26, 2021

Born in: Germany
Resided in: Brookhaven, GA

George N. Jacobson, 74, died peacefully after a courageous six year journey through Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP). George was a loving husband, brother, uncle and friend. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Laura Haynes Jacobson, brothers, Harry Jacobson, John Jacobson (Chris), nieces, Lisa Reitmeier and Laura Myers. He is preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Valtraute Jacobson. George was born on January 4, 1947 in Tübingen, Germany. He arrived in the United States with his family in 1950.

George graduated from Franklin University, in Columbus, Ohio, with a BA degree in Business Administration. He was in sales most of his career and traveled throughout the Southeast. He mentored and supervised many young salesmen. George never met a stranger. His customers became lifelong friends. He retired from TA-Petro in 2015. George loved boating and water skiing on Lake Lanier, playing golf, collecting wine, cooking, reading and spending time in Destin.

Due to COVID-19 concerns and restrictions, a memorial service will be held at a later date.

In keeping with George’s commitment to helping others, donations may be made to your local food bank.

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  1. CandleImageIt was a joy to have such a wonderful and generous human being in the family. We had many good times and remained close through out our lives. Thanks for the love George.
    Harry

  2. CandleImageHe was one of the sweetest men I was blessed enough to know and have numerous happy memories of in my childhood. Heaven is lucky to have him and I know there is a great banquet to welcome him. He will be missed by so many. Rest in peace George.

  3. I was so blessed to be friends with George and Laura throughout their marriage….I was even persuaded to be a 40 year old bridesmaid at their lovely upscale wedding as I was told we were doing it for George! George was a quiet soul at home! I appreciated his willingness to travel with us on trips…especially our trip to the Wine Country in California, our cruise to the Caribbean, many trips to Destin as well as ?3-4 trips to Europe. He was our very skillful driver and was always up for another adventure despite the fact he traveled for a living. Once 4 of us were searching for a bakery in France and near desperate for a home-made sweet….our navigator kept directing him to stay on the main road. I shouted “turn here” completely on a whim, and less than a mile away, voila…a village and a bakery! The entire party (including George) RAN out of the car to make sure we got inside before they closed at 5pm. We had been given fruit cocktail for ‘dessert’ the previous night in a nice restaurant and were following up on a hunch that ‘real desserts’ were eaten late afternoon in that country. So right they were!

    And then there was the night Laura sat on his personal travel coffee pot…and despite the great loss, he was a loving gentleman and said “that’ll be all right.”

    In his later days, I ‘lived’ to hear him say “I love you, honeybunny’ on the phone to Laura. And I teased him into saying it to me as well. I’ll always treasure those words, his hospitality, his quiet presence and since today’s Super Bowl Sunday, his famous ‘Super Bowl Chili’.

  4. CandleImageMike and I would like to express our heartfelt condolences, Laura. You will be in our thoughts and prayers in the coming days. Let us know if there anything we can do. Love,
    Mike and Valerie Britton

  5. I moved 27 times in my early years. So I had to leave a lot of people I called friends and never kept in contact.
    I met George in 1986 and he became a true friend for life. We traveled the world together. Drank our share of wine. He tolerated my eccentricities. We had a great thirty five years. I will miss you buddy. I love you.

  6. CandleImageMy condolences to Laura, and George’s family and friends. I never met him, but in keeping in touch with Laura over the years, knew how happy they were together and how devoted she was to him.
    Praying for solace for all who will surely miss him in their lives.

  7. CandleImageLaura, my condolences to you and your and George’s family and friends. I am honored to have known him, and I know he will be greatly missed.

  8. I have fond memories of living nextdoor to George and Laura in Brookhaven. Devoted to each other and family , they took pride in making their lovely home a place where family could gather. My late husband ,Max, and George would chat and laugh over a cigar and ,not sure, whiskey or wine in the garage. I never failed to take delight in the cheerful array of holiday decorations that were placed throughout their great room for the Holiday Season. Happy times. Good neighbors. Lovely memories. My heartfelt sympathy to Laura and all the family. May your happy memories sustain you. Over time they will bring a smile to your face and you know George lives on in them. Best Regards, Karen

  9. I was one of those young salesmen that George mentored. I never saw George w/o a smile on his face or have anything bad to say about anyone. I was told I would be the one to “fill his shoes” when he retired but soon learned no one would ever be able to fill George’s shoes.

    Go rest high George, you earned it.

  10. Laura, my condolences to you and all your family. I always smile when I think of George, he had that way about him. I know he will be greatly missed.

  11. It was an honor calling George a friend. So many wonderful memories. He was such a kind and generous soul. I will think of him every time I drink red wine and pet my dog Zoe who he loved. Rest in peace my friend, you will be missed!!!

  12. When I started at TA George took me under his wing. He was not only a mentor but my good friend! He taught me a lot and I will always be grateful for that. We had so many fun trips together! He always had a smile on his face and never had anything bad to say about anybody. George was loved my many and we lost a good one. Love you Georgie….rest easy my friend

  13. CandleImageGeorge was my ex-brother in law. I was so impressed with his kindness and his wonderful personality filled with joy. He always had a ready laugh. And he was kind and sensitive to others. I know he is celebrating his passage to heaven with his mom and dad just as they celebrated when he came to earth…and we should celebrate too for we shall see him again. Rest in Peace, George.

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