George L Rinehart Jr

Profile Updated: January 16, 2020
Residing In: Pleasant View, TN USA
Spouse/Partner: Elaine F Rinehart
Occupation: Retired Over the road driver; 3.8 million safe driving miles. Drove over 4.2 million mile over all.
Children: George (Len) L Rinehart III 1969, Joseph Paul Rinehart 1981.
3 Grandchildren, Faith,18 Hope,16, More…and Knox, 8
Will you be joining us in August?


Do you still see/talk to/hang out with any classmates? Who?

Richard Chepey, Larence Rose, Marc Saltzbeg Have just now started. Hooked up with Bob Needham this summer in Chattanooga on our 600 TN River trip to try to make contacts with a few others.


I have worked to raise money the past 23 years for the Children's Hospital throught the Childrens Miracle Network. We do a Charity event each summer on Jet Skis down the Tennessee River. 600 miles of fun but raise money for the Kids. Have participants from all over the country come to do this week long trip and vacation. Can be view on Facebook and our web site

I have traveled in all 48 States when driving and 6 of the Canadian Prov. Have seen each State at different times of the year and enjoy most every mile I drove over the past 40 years.
I love to ride my Harley and have a pair of Jet Skis which I put on close to 3000 miles on them each year. Start in Feb and end in Dec, yes cold weather, Why not? Life is too short not to enjoy it.
I got to visit Larry Rose out in Phoenix this past spring with his wife Danny. They are both fighting some health problems but was glad I got to see them after 50 years from Shaker to now. Keep them in your prayers. BG PS note Danny has passed away since. Still write Larry.

School Story:

After school, next week, we moved to Tennessee my fathers home. I tried to join the Navy but my size kept me out of the branch I wanted to join. A couple of years later I was drafted by the Army which again I was even bigger and didn't pass the Phy. exam. Being big has a lot of problems as I found out later in life. I worked in a couple of places, the Shipping business as a reeceiving clerk and part time Dock workers for the freight industry. It was rather off and on work so took a job as Factory Superintendent for an Anodizing Plant, which if you remember any colored Aluminum products like Antennas and Lawn chairs, more then likey it had Reynolds. It was very long hours and working for salary was not what I thought it would work out too as my employees were making more money then I was on there hourly rates. Decided to get back into the Trucking business at that time starting out hauling Constuction Steel, "Flatbed" and then went to work with a Union company, Mason Dixon. From there I went on with Ryder/PIE for 20 years till they closed the doors. The next 12 years I worked for State Industries again as an over the road driver which was a great experiance, Travel all of the US continent and all 6 of the Canadian Provinces. Was a great way to see the country and got paid for it at the same time. Yes some of it was a challange in bad weather but so is Life on a daily bases. I drove over 3.8 Million safe driving miles over the years and a total of 4 million before I retired to very limited part time work in 2004 due to health reason. I still do as needed part time work for a local company close to where I live which gets me out of the house some. I guess I get cabin fever very easy. I still travel a lot all over the country. Go to Laughlin NV at least once a year to ride the Colorado River from there down to Lake Havasu, "London Bridge" and back, with friends from LA, Ca. And my closest friend, 92 years old from Phoenix. He is still active and I hope I can live as long as he has and still be able to hop on a jet ski and take off with the rest of us "Speeders". I spend a lot of time on the water in the Spring through the Fall doing rides all over Tennessee and on the East Coast, from Monch's Corner SC down to Beaufort SC and Savannah GA and back. Like to ride with the Dolphins and see the Gators along the way. My biggest event is raising money for the "Children's Hospital" .
WE have done this event for 23 years now and have about 50-60 jet skis every year whom have come from as far away as California and New York.Even had a couple rom Hawaii attend the last couple of years. They keep their ski's State side in Oregon. Great people and a fun bunch with their familys to be with for a week riding down the Tennessee River.
My best memory I guess from High School were some of those times the group would get together at Pep Rallies and before sporting events. Do remember getting into some trouble a few times by doing things that Kids will do but that was always a good laugh, until we had to clean it up or detention, LOL Sometimes I think I got the Finger pointed at me more then what I deserved, but I always took it. I do miss some of those times but think I left Shaker area just before or during a lot of change taking place back then. Moving South really put a different light on what we had in the North and around the Cleveland Area.
I have seen a lot and witnessed a lot of great times and some not so great like the recent Tornado Events in Oklahoma. We get them every year but when it strikes a school with kids still in it I really get on my knees. Can't control the weather but some stories we can. Make the best out of life and hope the Reunion goes great. Would love to hear from any one who remembers the Big guy who took up space in Shaker. Still Big so just say Big George

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Boy how time flys. Don't take long to get to 75 does it. Hope you have a Great Birthday Big George from Bouledard Playgrounds.

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Hope you have a great 75th birthday. Many more, Big George
PS Keep all that White tuff up "NARTH"

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Jan 24, 2020 at 4:33 PM

Sad to hear this. Remember him from Shaker but didn't realiz he live close to where I have been the past 30 years or I would have tried to look him up. Didn't see it in our Nashville News. may he like so many here latley RIP. Big George

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Well another year has pasted and still haven't made it down your way but still have memories of good times at Shaker. Hope your birthday is going well with all the Bees. Happy Happy. Big George

Jan 03, 2019 at 12:50 PM

Hope you had a good birthday to a familiar old friend from High School. Hope your New Year is good one. Big George

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Hope you had a good Birthday yesterday. At least you are in a nice "Warm" place instead of wondering how long the power is going to stay on as the Ice storm is moving across us now. Big George

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Dec 05, 2018 at 2:44 PM

Interesting life you had. Been a really long time since we would sometimes walk to school at Boulevard as you live on the other side of Shaker Square. Guess some of us can't remember that far back but when Jr started don't really remember what happen to you but think we might have has an art class together at some point. I like OK City and have some Jet Ski friends who live close to that area. Glade you have had an interesting life and many travels around the world. Big George Rinehart

Dec 01, 2018 at 11:56 AM

Well see you have just about made it another year. Hope next Sat is a great day for you. Still need some of your weather up here. Big George

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Youngest grand son waiting to ride the new Yamaha.
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First outing in 2013 and I managed to suck up a large stick in the pump which ended the outing till I could get it out of the water and back home.
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When not out on the Water riding, I use this toy to get out and enjoy the sights of being out doors.