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Obituary for George Carney Partin, III

George Carney Partin III, of Jacksonville, FL, passed away on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at the age of 73. He loved the Lord and is home in Heaven.
George was born to parents George and Jean Partin on June 1, 1944 in Miami, FL. He grew up the youngest of two siblings and graduated from Forest High School in 1962. He graduated from Florida State University in 1966 with a degree in Criminology. Upon graduation, George served four years in the U.S. Air Force. George went on to receive an Accounting degree from Florida Southern University in 1977 and an MBA from the University of North Florida in 1982.
He started his career as a probation officer counseling at-risk youth in Orlando. George spent most of his career working at Blue Cross / Blue Shield, where he served as an accountant and director, retiring in 2004.
George was a faithful Christian and a kind and giving person who was always quick to offer help to someone in need. He loved to travel, and he loved to dance. George was a huge Florida State football fan and spent many years as a season ticket holder and Seminole Booster. He was also a patriotic American who loved his country. George loved spending time with his kids and grandkids, who all adored him. He is described by his children as “The World’s Best Dad.”
George was predeceased by his mother and father, and his sister Phyllis Burkholder.
George is survived by his wife, Diana Partin; daughter Bonnie Tripp-Hamme (Donnie Hamme); son Craig Partin (Jenni); his grandchildren, Cole Tripp, Connor Tripp, Blake Partin, and Landon Partin; niece, Valecia Walker, great-niece, Candee Walker; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. He will also be greatly missed by his step-children and their children, Mac Kelly (Kimmie), Jennifer Adams (Paul), Michael Kelly, and grandchildren Lucy, Leo, Kelly Jane, Marshall, and Lilly Mae.
A celebration of George’s life will be held at Christian Family Chapel at 10365 Old St. Augustine Road, Jacksonville, FL 32257 on Friday, March 2, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. followed by a reception. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital¬†http://giftfunds.stjude.org/georgepartin.