George Currie Thrower, Jr.

May 18, 2022

George Currie Thrower, Jr., 74, of Charlotte, died May 18, 2022. He was born on June 15, 1947, son of the late George Currie Thrower and Isabella Niven Thrower. George graduated from Sacred Heart High School and attended UNCC.

George’s working career began at the age of twelve when he worked at his father’s supermarket in Belmont. He would go on to a 37-year career with Harris-Teeter. George was a member of Steele Creek Presbyterian Church at Pleasant Hill where he was a Sunday School Teacher and an Elder.

In addition to his parents, George was preceded in death by a brother, Mac Thrower. He is survived by his wife, Deborah Thrower; son, George Currie Thrower III, his wife, Renee, and their two children, Emma and Evan; and a sister-in-law, Anne Thrower.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, June 4, 2022 at Steele Creek Presbyterian Church at Pleasant Hill. A visitation will follow.

Memorials may be sent to the church at 15000 York Road, Charlotte, NC 28278.

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth W. Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, Charlotte, NC; 28204 (704) 641-7606. Online condolences can be shared at

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  • Todd Panel

    I am very sorry to hear about Mr. Thrower’s passing. He was a kind and generous man, and also a great storyteller. My condolences to the family and his wife Deborah whom I know he loved very much.

  • Gary Piwko

    I first met George professionally as a member of the GMA/FMI Joint Industry Unsaleables Task Force. Our objective was to educate manufacturers, retailers and wholesalers on processes to handle and reduce unsaleables (damaged, expired, and seasonal products). George was a highly respected leader of the group. He had built a best-in-class returns program at Harris Teeter and was always willing to share his expertise and help others. He gave numerous presentations at industry conferences. He would invite manufacturers to visit Harris Teeter where he would share the manufacturer’s unsaleables performance and suggest ways they could improve.

    In time, I got to know George on a personal level and developed a special friendship. He was a wise, humble, caring person, with an engaging sense of humor. He was also a great story teller, and I watched him entertain large groups of people, at conferences and business dinners, with heart felt stories from hard earned life experience. He earned the highest respect in the food industry.

    I will miss him greatly. He taught me so much. I am grateful our paths crossed 20 years ago.

  • Martha N Rachels

    I am so sorry for your loss and please know your family is in my prayers. George was a dear friend to me for over 30 years. He had such a kind and caring heart and had a great passion for his faith, family, friends and work. He had a passion in everything he did....if George did something, he was going to make sure it was done right. He will be sorely missed by so many. Rest in peace my friend.

  • Jack and Laura Sutherland

    We really enjoyed working with George at Harris Teeter. He was one of those folks that made you feel better just by being around him. He never had anything bad to say about anyone, and no one ever had anything bad to say about George. He was always willing to help anyone he could. He was a man of very high integrity and he had very strong work ethics. He was an example of kindness, and those who knew him were better off for it. Enjoy your Heavenly rewards, George you earned them. Love and prayers for all George's loved ones.
    Jack and Laura Sutherland

  • Renee Perry Parsons

    I am sorry for your loss. May He Rest In Peace. He has his Heavenly Wings now.
    I am Anne Perry Thrower’s sister.
    May Jesus be with all of You.