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George Allan Mauldin

February 15, 1942 ~ April 20, 2022 (age 80)

Obituary

George Allan Mauldin entered heaven on April 20, 2022.  He was preceded by his daughter Kathryn Elizabeth Mauldin, his parents Joseph and Eva Mauldin of Cullman, Alabama, his sister Carolyn Mauldin Stephens of Benton, Tennessee, his infant brother David Mauldin and his grandson, Clay Paxton Mauldin. He is survived by his wife Joyce Ann Ziegler Mauldin, his sons George Allan Mauldin, Jr. (Janet) of Anniston, Alabama and Christopher Brooksie Mauldin of Nashville, Tennessee. Additionally, a daughter/granddaughter, Olivia Kathryn Mauldin of Pelham, Alabama, and a grandson Casey Christopher Mauldin (Amy) and great grandson Robert Paxton Mauldin of Virginia Beach, Virginia, John R. Tucker (Kathleen), Myles and Ransom Tucker of Burbank, Ca. and James L. Tucker of Phoenix, Az. He was also survived by several nieces and nephews. 

George was a graduate of Cullman High School and the University of Alabama, class of 1966. He began working for Chevron, Inc as a management trainee while still in college.  Following graduation, he continued his career with Chevron and went on to become manager of distribution and warehousing at their large east coast distribution center in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Through his analytical and organizational skills, George developed a professional reputation as a person who could “fix” inefficiencies. In that capacity he managed Chevron operations in Louisville, Kentucky and later in Phoenix, Arizona creating more efficient and profitable systems. In his senior role with the company, he worked from Chevron headquarters in California. In hopes of fixing a divisional “money pit” Chevron created a position for George to manage their fleet of 600 rail cars and the associated logistical problems that were out of control.  George did it. The division was transformed from losing millions each year to profitability. The tracking and inventory system he created, though updated via technological advances, is still used by Chevron to this day.

While George had a reputation for diligence and corporate analysis, he also knew how to relax. He loved his family time at the lake…more accurately…the lakes!  He was an avid boater and enjoyed boating with his family at lakes in Kentucky, Arizona and Alabama.  He was happiest towing kids and grandkids around on "towables" and spending time with his wife, friends, and family at their lakeside camping trailer. Dearest to his heart was time with his daughter/granddaughter, Olivia. Their relationship was a testimony to the deep love of a father and daughter. Additionally, George enjoyed special facetime calls with his great grandson Robbie.

George was a true “renaissance” man. Although he loved people, he did have his solitary hobbies. To name just a few, he collected coins, stamps, and model trains. If there was one “hobby-word” one could use to describe his diverse interests, it would be “TRAIN.” George loved trains his entire life and had an extensive collection of model trains. Finally, this text would fall short if it did not mention George’s love for the University of Alabama and in particular, football.  He was such an avid fan that in between Hallelujahs…if one listens closely… they may hear a “Roll Tide” from heaven! Yes, heaven. George had his feet on Christ the Solid Rock. His faith was deep, personal, and unwavering. The sweetness of his fellowship with his beloved wife Joyce Ann, can not be adequately expressed in script.  In his final weeks there were sweet conversations, tender kisses, and gentle touches. With her nearby, he peacefully stepped into the presence of his Savior and a welcoming heavenly family. 

In Lieu of flowers, please make donations to one of George's favorite charities; the "Wounded Warrior Project" at

{ www.woundedwarriorproject.org }, or the "Shriners Hospital for Children" at { www.shrinerschildrens.org },

or the "Big Oak Ranch of Alabama" at { www.bigoak.org }

 

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
May 7, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Currie-Jefferson Funeral Home
2701 John Hawkins Parkway
Hoover, AL 35244

Memorial Service
Saturday
May 7, 2022

11:00 AM
Currie-Jefferson Funeral Home
2701 John Hawkins Parkway
Hoover, AL 35244

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