February 22, 1940 – December 17, 2019
George “Dick” Wohlwend, a 20-year resident of Big Canoe, passed away on December 17 at Chestnut Ridge Nursing Home in Cumming at the age of
79. He was born in Rogersville, Tenn. on February 22, 1940 to Eula Kate Armstrong and John Steele Wohlwend. A graduate of Rogersville High School, he attended Georgia Tech in Atlanta and while there, he was drafted into the U.S. Army where he served two years.
Dick’s career was in engineering; first with Southern Engineering and then with Georgia Power Company in Atlanta where he spent 35 years mainly in the Transmission area.
He was an avid “car guy” having bought his first car when he was 14. That interest translated in the late ‘80s into a love of British MGs starting with his longtime driver, a 1969 MGB. He and his wife Patsy were members of the Peachtree MG Registry Club and the Southeastern M.G.T Register. He served as President of the Peachtree Registry, attended many club meetings, British Car Shows, touring events and even restored a 1959 MGA Coupe from the ground up which brought a first-place plaque at the MGA National Car Show.
Wohlwend is survived by his wife of 38 years, three daughters: Amy Bradley of Cartersville, Ga.; Kelli Carter of Jasper; and Dlynn Ticer (Jay) of Chamblee, Ga.;
stepson, Ryan Moore of Hilton Head, S.C. ; brothers Pat Wohlwend (Donna) of Kennewick, Wash., Peter Wohlwend (Beth) of Oak Ridge, N.C.; sister, Anne Jones (Bob) of Spring Hill, Tenn.; and granddaughters Lindsey McGregor, Perri (Jesse) McGregor Walker, Lenaya Carter, and grandsons Brody Ticer, Sam Ticer and Thomas Moore.
A graveside service is planned later at the Georgia National Veterans Cemetery in Canton, Ga.