George “Cotton” Human, age 77, of Ten Mile, passed away on February 12, 2024, at Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville. Cotton was born and raised in South Harriman. Cotton enjoyed spending time with his family. He was a loving husband, a great dad, and the best pops/pappy. He was a retired steam fitter and was a loyal member of the local 43 pipe and steam fitters’ union. He was well-known in the area for decorating the family home on Wheeler Street in Rockwood, for more than three decades. He loved to see the joy it brought the children and families that would drive by and often walk through the display.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Dillard and Esther Human, 4 brothers; and a sister.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years: Kathy Human; son: Kevin (Rene) Human of Ten Mile; daughter: Carrie (Nick) of Cincinnati, Ohio; grandchildren: Carlie Sherlin, Logan Beavers, Bryson Human, and Parker Kelly; sister: Sue Birchfield of Augusta, Georgia; and bonus son: Mike Walden of Rockwood.

The family is honoring Cotton’s wishes of cremation by having a memorial service on Saturday, February 17th, 2024, at 1 p.m. at Watts Bar Community Church located at 1517 Highway 63 Decatur, Tennessee 37322.

Evans Mortuary in Rockwood is serving the family.