George Washington McCloud, Jr. was born on January 19, 1934, in Glenwood, Laurens Co., Georgia to the late George W. McCloud, Sr. and the late Claudia Mae Horton McCloud. He departed this life on Saturday, June 18, 2022.
George accepted Christ at an early age. He met the first love of his life, Annie Mae Parks McCloud, whom preceded him death after 47 ½ years of marriage. They were united in Holy Matrimony in 1955. This union was blessed with four children. His eldest son, Frederick, was born in Glenwood, GA., Michael, Jacqueline, and Shazzan were born after they relocated to Cincinnati, Ohio.
He was a faithful and dedicated member of El-Bethel Baptist Church. He served diligently as the head of the Trustee Board for many years. He was also a member of the male chorus.
He worked for Cincinnati Milacron (formerly Cincinnati Milling Machine) as an electrician, retiring in 2002, after 44 years of service. He was also part of the environmental services staff at I.B.M. He was last employed at Kroger before his vision started to fail.
In 2004, he was blessed with his second love, Marilyn Bush-McCloud. Three bonus children, Arnold, Branden, and Melissa were also included with this union.
His favorite past time included taking lovely vacations, going to the casino, and quality fellowship with his family in Cincinnati, Glenwood, and Dublin, GA., and with his friends.
Marilyn provided exceptional love and care for George. Making his life exciting and full of joy and adventure.
George is preceded in death by one brother, Benjamin “BJ” McCloud; 3 sisters, Annie B. Moore, Agnes Byers, and Robbie Humphries; sisters-in-law, Izola McCloud and Grace McCloud; brothers-in-law, Jack Moore and Roosevelt Byers; one grandchild, Keith McCloud; and two great-grandchildren, Journeé McCloud and Sir-Micah McCloud.
He leaves to cherish his memories; a wonderful wife of 17 ½ years, Marilyn Bush-McCloud; four devoted children, Frederick McCloud, Michael McCloud Sr., Jacqueline (D.C.) Harrison, and Shazzan Thomas; 13 grandchildren, NaTasha Barnes, Quency Young, Tiffany Barnes, Michael Eric McCloud Jr., Branden McCloud, Frederick D. McCloud, Jarrell McCloud, Mica “Peanut” McCloud, Fredrick Thomas Jr., Bryana “Bitty” Thomas, Maria Harrison, John “Fatz” Thomas, and Gage Hering; 3 bonus children, Arnold Bush, Branden Bush, and Melissa Bush; 9 bonus grandchildren, Marcus, Arnold “Kenny” Jr., Amber, Kendall, Brandon “BJ” Jr., Rashir, Brandi, Noonie, and Tyler; 16 great grandchildren, Tra’Von, Kaylen, Bry’Ann, Freddie Jr., JaShauna, Jarrell Jr., Jaelynn, Braylin, Chloe, NiKari, Ja’Rhyah, Arscion, Ryan, Areyah, Jamir, and Ja’Dyon; 4 bonus great-grandchildren, Queena, Mari, Barilynn, and Lydell; two brothers, Mullis McCloud of Dublin, GA and Rev. Winfred (Alberta) McCloud, Sr. of Glenwood, GA; 1 bonus brother-in-law, James; 4 bonus sisters-in-law, Corrine, Senata, Louise, and Jeannie; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.