PCCA Journal 3rd Quarter 2013 - page 7

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Quarter 2013
r. T. Aubrey Silvey, founder and former
CEO of Aubrey Silvey Enterprises, Inc.,
and a longtime PCCA board member,
passed peacefully Sunday August 4 at
his residence surrounded by his loving
family. He was 75.
Mr. Silvey, a native of Carroll County, Ga., was born
October 20, 1937, the son of the late Thomas Grady Silvey
and Ethel McLead Silvey. He graduated from Bremen High
School, received his degree in engineering from Southern
Poly Institute, and completed a three-year executive manage-
ment program at Harvard Business School.
Silvey Enterprises was started in Mr. Silvey’s dining room
in 1971. The company started building electrical power sub-
stations. In the past 42 years, Silvey Enterprises has grown
doing work around the country and expanding its divisions.
Mr. Silvey and Silvey Enterprises were named the Georgia
Small Business Person of the Year by the Small Business
Council of America, Georgia Chapter in 1993. Silvey Enter-
prises was one of 18 founding partners that provided neces-
sary funding and support to start Drugs Don’t Work, a project
of the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce. Silvey Enter-
prises was the first firm certified as a drug-free workplace.
Mr. Silvey was very involved in his community. He was a
past member of the Kiwanis Club, served as chairman of the
board of directors for Carrollton Federal Bank, Community
First Bank, and what is now BB&T Bank for 30 years, Board
of Advisors Berry College, founding member of the Commu-
nity Foundation, and faithful member and servant to Car-
rollton First Baptist Church as a deacon and chairman of the
finance committee. He served on the PCCA board of directors
from 1992 to 2002.
Survivors include his wife, Judy M. Silvey; son and daugh-
ter-in-law, David and Melisa Silvey; daughter, Julie Silvey
Russell; grandchildren, Thomas John Silvey, Lauren Michell
Silvey, Carolina Wren Russell, Dixie Crawford Russell, and
Ellie Claire Russell; sister, Sara Josephine Moore and Rose
Marie LaCount.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his sis-
ters, JoAnn Wagner and Bessie Carolyn Simpson.
The funeral service was held August 6 at the First Baptist
Church. Pallbearers included Jimmy Kirbow, Tommy Muse
Jr., Steve Bonner, Tommy Muse, Steven Broome, and Charlie
In Memoriam: Aubrey Silvey
Aubrey Silvey, founder and former CEO of Aubrey Silvey Enterprises, Inc., and
a longtime PCCA board member, with his wife, Judy, at PCCA’s 60th anniversary
celebration in Hollywood, Fla., in 2005.
Mr. Silvey, shown here with friend and colleague Tommy Muse, started his
company in his dining room in 1971, and over the years it has worked all across
the country, expanded into new markets, and now employs nearly 400 people.
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