George McCormac Carney, “Mac” born September 13, 1948 in Nashville, TN claimed life eternal on December 6, 2022. A life long Nashvillian, George is preceded in death by his parents, Jesse E. Carney and Hazel Virginia Carney, and his Daughter Elizabeth Anne “Beth” Carney.
A graduate of Isaac Litton High School class of 1966, George continued his education at Gordon Military College in Barnsville, GA and the University of Tennessee, Nashville. George was a proud military veteran and served in the ROTC program at Vanderbilt University. Commissioned as a 2nd Lt, he served in the Vietnam War and upon honorable discharge served in various units of the Tennessee National Guard where he retired as a Lt. Colonel in 1999. George spent his career in the military department of the State of Tennessee and retired in 2010.
An outdoorsman at heart, George spent his days hunting, fishing, and spending time at his beloved family farm in Henrietta, Tennessee. His love for conservation led him to be a member of Quail Forever. But his true pastime was spent as a member of the National Muzzleloading Association of which he was a lifetime member and wrote many articles for their monthly publication. A true Volunteer and history buff, George could be found learning more about his home state, Tennessee, and The United States, both of which he loved so much.
George was a member of Bellevue United Methodist Church, The Pathfinders Sunday School Class, The Bellevue Chapter of the Masonic Lodge, number 716, The National Rifle Association, The Isaac Litton Alumni Group, and many other organizations.
Dedicated and loyal, George offered a type of friendship where you always knew where you stood, and though he may disagree, respected different opinions and beliefs, because ‘that is what he fought for.’ Having never met a stranger, George could strike up a conversation with anyone, about anything.
George loved many things, but all were second to the love he had for his family. He is survived by his loving wife of almost 45 years, Sandy Carney, and his daughters Kimberly Carney, and Kristen Carney, both of which he was fiercely proud. He is also survived by many loving cousins, friends, and brothers in arms. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his honor to Operation Stand Down-Nashville, Wounded Warriors, or any waterfowl or habitat preservation association.