George Luey Zorn
Services for George Luey Zorn
, 92, are at 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 15, 2007, at First United Methodist Church
in Albany.The Rev. Zorn, a minister in the United Methodist Church
, died Sept. 13.The son of a tenant farmer, he
grew up in rural Barbour County, Ala. Though they were unable to do so themselves, his
parents N.T. (Bud) and Lilly Zorn strongly encouraged him to seek higher education.He attended the University of Alabama where he was the commanding officer of the ROTC corps and subsequently taught high school mathematics.Feeling a call to the ministry, he attended Candler School of Theology at Emory University.He
married Sarah Elizabeth Austin of Dunwoody in June of 1941, a marriage interrupted only by her
death 61 years later.Together they faced the challenges of World War II and the rigors of ministry in service of the Lord and church they loved.During World War II, he
served under General Patton in France, as deputy chaplain of the 3rd Army
would later share his
memories of this close contact with the general in speeches to civic organizations.He
completed 30 years active duty and reserve service, retiring with the rank of colonel.George
and Sarah Zorn served churches in Micanopy, Fla. and Macon, Sylvester, Valdosta, Tifton, Waycross, Thomasville and Albany.
Survivors include three sons, Dr. George L. Zorn Jr.
(Jane) of Birmingham, Ala., Dr. Richard L. Zorn (Kathy), Dr. Donald A. Zorn (Taska) of Tallahassee, Fla.; 10 grandchildren, Dr. George L. Zorn III (Jenni) of Kansas City, Kan., Dr. Kristin K. Zorn of Pittsburgh, Penn., Dr. Carolyn Zorn Wright (Hess) of Demopolis, Ala., LeighAnne Zorn Crosby (Jason), Kelly Austin Zorn, Brian Christopher Zorn, James Tyler Zorn (Cassie), Sarah Kathryn Zorn, Thomas Austin Zorn, Susanna Taylor Zorn of Tallahassee; and eight great grandchildren, Tucker, Barrett, Sam, Zoe and Briggs Zorn of Kansas City, Jane Wiley and George Austin Wright of Demopolis, Ala., and Camryn Zorn of Tallahassee.