ASHTABULA — George Allen Bott, age 61, received his heavenly reward on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, at Ashtabula County Medical Center. He fought a courageous battle with cancer, never giving up and always encouraging those around him.
The son of Robert L. Bott and Edith (Holliday) Doughty, he was born on Dec. 25, 1951, in Martins Ferry, Ohio. George enlisted in the United States Army and served in Korea being honorably discharged in 1976 after five years of service, both as an active and reserve member of the Army.
George was a dedicated, valuable employee of Elkem and his early retirement came after thirty-one years of service. Not one to be idle, he worked at Lukjan Metal Products for the last eight years.
George married Sharlene Bechtel on March 23, 1974 in Rock Creek, Ohio. They complimented each other perfectly, celebrating almost forty years of love, laughter, and memories.
George attended First Grace Gospel Church. He considered it his obligation and duty to share with others the story of God’s amazing grace and love.
George enjoyed riding his motorcycle and relaxing in front of the television during those moments when he was not helping others in his circle of friends and family. A wonderful family man, George devoted himself to his wife, Sharlene, his children, grandchildren, and his mother.
He will be remembered for his wonderful work ethic, his gentle courageous spirit, and his devotion to his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
He is survived by his wife, Sharlene Bott of Ashtabula; children, Jennifer (Greg) Smith and Katie (Bud) Kirkland, all of Ashtabula, and Christopher Bott (Paul Bremer) of Chicago; grandchildren, Jereme, Courtney, Brandon, Hunter, Mitch, Madelyn, Margaret, and Phillip; his mother, Edith Doughty of Jefferson; and sister, Deborah Settecase of Ashtabula.
He was preceded in death by his father in 2007; and brother, Robert L. Bott on Nov. 14, 2013.