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Jorge Mejia Vergara

Jorge Arturo Mejia Vergara, age 61, of Laurens, and husband of Sheree Lynn Oostman Mejia, passed away on Saturday, November 12, 2022.


Born in Manizales, Colombia, he was a son of Jose Florentino Mejia and the late Alina Isabel Vergara.  Jorge was the owner of ENCO Technologies, Inc. and was a pilot and flight instructor. He also had a love for training horses. Jorge held a Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation Maintenance (Specializing in Aviation Management) and earned Associate Degrees in Radiation Protection Technology, Chemical Engineering Technology, Engineering Science, and Airframe and Powerplant (FAA Certified Mechanic). Jorge was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Greenwood. 


Surviving in addition to his wife and father are his children, Michelle Alina Mejia, Nathan Alexander Mejia, Braden Arthur Mejia, Rachel Marie Mejia, and Brooke Josephine Mejia; and siblings, Maria Victoria Mejia, Jose Omar Mejia, Gloria Helena Mejia, and Carlos Eduardo Mejia.


The family will receive friends in the narthex at Our Lady of Lourdes in Greenwood, SC on Saturday, November 19, 2022, from 9:30 to 10:30 AM.


A Catholic Mass will follow in the church at 10:30 AM on Saturday officiated by Father Francisco Ornate-Vargas. A private family burial will follow at Mejia Family Cemetery.


Memorials may be made online to Greenville Technical Charter High School at https://tinyurl.com/GTCHSAviation in memory of Jorge.

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A candle was lit in memory of Jorge Mejia Vergara

Melissa Mullins Dec 7 2022 12:03 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Jorge Mejia Vergara

Dolores and Lisa Swank Nov 25 2022 2:29 PM

Jorge was a loving father. He was involved in the education of his children. And, he encouraged them to be successful in their chosen pursuits. I had the pleasure of teaching Nathan, Braden, and now Rachel. They all have a strong work ethic along with being studious and polite. His spirit lives on through them.

Doug Adomatis Nov 19 2022 12:06 PM

Jorge was a friend but also a beloved part of our family. When I saw him I instantly smiled because I knew I would get to tell him what he called teaching was actually work for the kids. I also looked forward to a good joke that shared his deep love for his dearest Sheree. We are all better for having known him.

Lisa Crawford Nov 19 2022 10:18 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jorge Mejia Vergara

Keith Blank Nov 18 2022 7:48 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Jorge Mejia Vergara

Shawn Nov 18 2022 5:40 PM

I met Jorge over thirty years ago when he had just started ENCO Technology and we quickly became a friends. Jorge, a man of many talents and interests, was quick witted and full of laughs. I loved working through projects with him as, though serious at producing excellence, he made it fun. He always had interesting stories, most often ending with a life lesson ..... but you had to be patient, stay alert and wait for his final inspiration or point. Jorge, was a multi-talented entrepreneur delving deeply into the sciences, aviation, equestrian and much more but, everyone who knew Jorge, immediately realized his beautiful family was his highest point of pride and took priority over all. Every chance he had he brought them into the conversation and spoke so proudly of them.

Jorge, I will miss your beautiful smile and words of wisdom. Rest in peace my friend.

Stephen Gilbert Nov 18 2022 9:33 AM

Jorge will be greatly missed . Rest In Peace my kind friend.

Karin Covert Nov 17 2022 9:01 PM

Jorge was a good friend and man of many skills and talents. I and many others will miss him.

John A Nov 17 2022 8:56 PM

So sorry for your loss! Praying for peace and comfort in this time of sorrow!

Elaine Turpin and family Nov 17 2022 5:50 PM

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