Thursday, August 21, 2008

John James McGee, 78, of Monett, died Aug. 13, 2008, at Monett Health Care Center.

He was born Oct. 24, 1929, in Stuart, Okla., the son of John Nelson and Geneva Wakely McGee. He was a truck driver for Hutchens Asphalt Company in Cassville. He had served in the National Guard.

He married Wanda Ruth Wesley on Oct. 23, 1949, in Cromwell, Okla., and she survives.

Additional survivors include: three daughters, Vivian Kennedy, of Monett, Virginia Williams, of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Valerie Dixon and her husband, George, of Okemah, Okla.; one son, John McGee and his wife, Debi, of Bentonville, Ark.; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Robert McGee.

Graveside services were held Aug. 16 at Monett IOOF Cemetery with Dale Graham officiating.

Arrangements were under the direction of Buchanan Funeral Home of Monett.