Mr. Kollock died Monday, March 10, 2014, at his residence.
Born June 11, 1928, he was the son of the late Macartan Campbell and Margaret Dennison Kollock. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Ann Kollock Hamilton.
John Kollock was a storyteller. Through his words and paintings, he made it his life’s work to honor the people, history and landscape of Northeast Georgia and to preserve it for future generations. Whether he was sketching children in the Mauldin House garden or helping with the renovation of the Habersham Community Theatre, he drew joy from sharing his artistic gifts and nourishing the creative spirit in others. His art had a magical ability to inspire individuals and transform communities.
In his life as in his work, he recalled and shared the feeling of living life at a gentler pace, when he knew our neighbors, shared our meals and took time to gather at the day’s end to let our cares dissolve with the setting sun.
Survivors include his wife, Nancy Rigg Kollock of Clarkesville; daughters and sons-in-law, Carey Kollock Madigan and husband John Patrick Madigan III of Clarkesville, Kathleen Kollock and husband Arthur Sherman of Williams, Ore., and Meg Kollock Hall and husband Randy Hall of Athens; grandchildren, Clara Madigan and Houstoun Hall, as well as Smudge and Camilla.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 13.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to one of the following: Grace Calvary Episcopal Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 490, Clarkesville, GA 30523, 706-754-2541;
Soque River Watershed Association, 1418 Washington St., Clarkesville, GA 30523, 706-754-9382; or Prevent Child Abuse, 405 Cornelia Plaza Dr., Cornelia, GA 30531, 706-778-3100.
Condolences may be sent to the family at hillsidememorialchapel.com.
Arrangements by Hillside Memorial Chapel, Clarkesville.
The Northeast Georgian
Wednesday, March 12, 2014