Samuel W. McGee, age 87 died Saturday, January 7, 2012. A native of Cannon County, Mr. McGee was the son of the late Robert “Bob” and Mary Nokes McGee. He is also preceded in death by his brother-in-law Elvie “Jr.” Keith.
Mr. McGee is survived by his wife of 64 years Elizabeth Grizzle McGee of LaVergne; sons Eddie McGee of Smyrna and Wayne (Barbara Youngblood) McGee of LaVergne; brother Aubrey (Virginia) McGee of Cookeville; sister Josephine McGee Keith of Smithville; grandchildren Randy (Melissa), Corey (Tabitha), and Jordan McGee; six great-grandchildren Devon, Dustin, Abigail, Will, Tyler, and Brooke; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be 1:00 p.m. Tuesday at Woodfin Funeral Chapel, Smyrna. Bro. Russ King and Bro. Jesse Melton will officiate. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Active pallbearers are James Ducey, Jimmy Keith, Danny Washer, Randy McGee, Corey McGee and Gary Smithson. Honorary pallbearers are great-grandsons Dustin and Tyler McGee.
Mr. McGee served in the US Army Company B, 37th Infantry Battalion. Later, he retired from the Road and Bridge Construction Industry where he was employed by Brinkley, McDowell-Saltsman, Rogers-Saltsman and in later years was co-owner of McGee-Litton Construction. He was a 44 year member of Rural Hill Church of Christ. During his retirement, Mr. McGee enjoyed being active outdoors gardening, farming and had a local lawn mowing business. He enjoyed spending time with his family and spoiling his grandchildren.
Visitation will be 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Monday at Woodfin Funeral Chapel, Smyrna.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, or Alive Hospice in memory of Mr. McGee.
Online condolences can be made at www.woodfinchapel.com 615-459-3254.