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George O'Connor bio

George was born to Lewis and Meredith O'Connor on September 23, 1983, the second of three children. Michael was the oldest by three years, and Sasha was four years younger than George. They were a close family, and the boys were both brothers and best friends. The family was upper middle class, with both parents working.

George learned things quickly and excelled in all his classes. During his elementary and middle school years, his teachers and school administrators called many meetings to discuss moving him up a grade or two. His parents strictly forbid it. While he was ahead of others his age intelligence-wise, socially, he was a little backward, and his parents knew it would create problems for him among older kids. Michael had already been in after-school detention twice for getting into fights with bullies who picked on George.

The high school years were much better, and George graduated with a perfect 4.0 GPA and attended the University of Mississippi School of Engineering in Oxford. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science.

After college, George was hired as a programmer by SEDC in Atlanta, Georgia. He would have preferred to be closer to home, but he needed to get some experience under his belt and felt it was a good place to start. He worked with SEDC for two years and then accepted a job as a software developer at Ole Miss.

In 2016, he returned to Oxford to meet his brother's girlfriend. Michael was bringing her to meet the family, and he asked both George and Sasha to be there. George took a week's vacation and went home early.

When George and Michael's girlfriend Veronica were introduced, they both felt an instant attraction. George and Veronica tried to fight their feelings but ultimately were unable to deny them. They met secretly for a few weeks, and then together, they told Michael that they had fallen in love. Michael was heartbroken, and his relationship with George has never quite recovered.

Even though the couple could only be together on weekends until Ronnie finished her training, they married in May 2017. Veronica had a daughter from a prior marriage, and it wasn't long before Haley was calling George "Daddy." George told everyone how much he loved the little girl and how they were father and daughter in their hearts, even if not in their genes.

The Smith/O'Connor family decided to make their permanent home in George's hometown. George and Veronica purchased a house and put down roots in Oxford, Mississippi.



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