Jorge Uribe, beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather and uncle peacefully passed away on March 14, 2022 in Franklin, Tennessee.
He was born on April 13, 1933 in Bogota, Colombia to Julia and Silvano Uribe. He is predeceased by his parents and sisters, Olga Uribe de Rodriguez (Pablo), Ines Uribe de Acuna (Honorio), and Julia Rojas de Poveda (Jose). He was the father to George Uribe II (Margaret), Julie Quintana (Victor) , George Uribe III (Maria), Jennifer Uribe, Mary Blanco (Guillermo) & Alex Uribe, and the grandfather to Justin Gentzen (Belkis Vasquez), Guillermo Blanco, Amanda Blanco, Isabella Bui, Valentina Dominguez, Sophia Dominguez, Lauren Uribe, Charlotte Uribe, George Matthew Uribe, IV and great-grandfather to Giuliana Gentzen. He was an uncle to Samuel Marin, Nubia Poveda, Vicente Marin, Carmen Marin, Martha Rodriguez, Wilson Rodriguez, Daniel Poveda, Yolanda Poveda, Marina Acuna, Marlene Acuna, Nelson Acuna, and Ernesto Acuna.
Jorge traveled the world with General Electric and later started his own company, Julber Electric, that serviced the oil & gas industry. Uribe also holds a patent for a safety device used on oil rigs preventing human loss, as well as expensive equipment used throughout the world. He was awarded for this patent and recognized by prestigious companies. His 40-year career as an Electrical Engineer was rewarding for him. Jorge served as a Civilian Contractor for the United States Navy, where he was injured in the line of duty. He spent most of his time residing in South America, while enjoying frequent visits to the United States. Prior to moving to Franklin, Tennessee, he resided in Bucaramanga, Colombia and prior to that, Maracaibo, Venezuela. He founded the Colombian-Venezuelan Association for the State of Zulia in Maracaibo, Venezuela. In his spare time, Jorge enjoyed soccer matches, cycling, and dancing. He was recently awarded 4th place for dancing in the Senior’s Got Talent Show at the Franklin Theater. Over the past 3 years, he resided in Franklin, Tennessee at Morning Point Assisted Living with family nearby. He enjoyed making memories with his family & kept them laughing with his sense of humor.
Funeral Mass will be held in his honor at St. Philip Catholic Church on Thursday, March 24th at 4pm in Franklin, Tennessee. Funeral will be on Friday, March 25th at 10am at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens located at 9090 Highway 100 in Nashville, Tennessee followed by Internment in a Mausoleum and Colombian lunch for family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make donations to SaddleUp! The Lauren & Charlotte Uribe Pony Fund was established to acquire 10 new equine therapy horses for children in the community: https://connect.clickandpledge.com/w/Form/f8db418e-59e5-46de-baae-f1d606ffb2bf?prv=872440