George Dupree - Class Of 1969

George Dupree

George William DuPree

August 30, 1951 - May 2, 2015
Juliette, GA- George William DuPree, 63, of Juliette, died at home on Saturday.
He was born in Macon, and graduated from Stratford Academy and Mercer University. He was employed by Georgia Power as a biologist, and, subsequently graduated from Coast Guard Officer Candidate School and became a commissioned officer. He served in the United States Coast Guard with distinction and retired as a Commander. During his Coast Guard career he served as Operations Officer in Search and Rescue in Detroit, Michigan; Diving Officer and Navigator on the USCGC Glacier; Commanding officer of the USCGC Point Brower; Officer of the Search and Rescue Center, Cleveland, Ohio; Commanding Officer of the USCGC Nantucket (Puerto Rico); Coast Guard Headquarters, Washington, D.C.; Executive Officer on the USCGC Polar Star; and Program Manager of the Ice Breaking Program in Washington, D.C.

Following his retirement from the Coast Guard, George became an accomplished blacksmith at this Hickory Hill forge. He was an enthusiastic member of the Ocmulgee Blacksmith Guild. For many years he enjoyed summers at St. Simons Island boating and crabbing.

He is survived by his wife of forty years, Susan Andrews DuPree; a son, Matthew George DuPree of Atlanta; a daughter, Margaret Anne DuPree of Washington, D.C.; sisters, Margaret Anne Carswell (George), Nancy DuPree (Rob Rodatus), and Donna Valbuena (Joe); and a brother, John Thomas DuPree .

The family may be contacted at the home of Margaret Anne and George Carswell.

In lieu of flowers, those who wish may contribute to Loaves and Fishes, 651 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Macon, GA 31201, or Daybreak Center P.O. Box 204, Macon GA 31202.
Services will be held at 11:00AM on Saturday, May 9, at Hart's at the Cupola. Family will greet guests one hour prior to the service. Register online at
Hart's at the Cupola has charge of arrangements.