Williard James McGee

Male 1916 - 2009  (93 years)


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  • Name Williard James McGee 
    Born 1 Apr 1916  McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Military WW II Veteran, US Army Corporal  [2
    Died 9 Nov 2009  South Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I12809  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 14 Jun 2014 

    Father Irvine Elbert McGee,   b. 4 Jan 1887, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1964, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Mary Minerva Butcher,   b. 20 Feb 1889, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 9 Feb 1908  Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence (Family) 0___ 1930  Butler, South Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F7219  Group Sheet

    Family Marie Gere 
    Married 23 Nov 1932  Fort Sill, Lawton, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Nancy McGee,   b. South Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Cindy McGee,   b. South Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 24 May 2017 
    Family ID F2679  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Apr 1916 - McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Nov 1932 - Fort Sill, Lawton, Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 9 Nov 2009 - South Dakota Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 

    • Willard J. McGee was born April 1, 1916 in McMinnville, Tennessee to Irving and Mary McGee. Along with him were nine brothers and sisters. He attended high school and graduated in 1935 from Letcher High School.

      On November 23, 1932 Willard married the love of his life, Marie Gere, at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. During the time they were married he served for his country in World War II. May 4, 1945 the war ended and Willard was released as a corporal with honorable discharge.

      Farming was his life for 31 years. Willard retired from farming in 1978. He drove a Sioux Falls school bus for 5 years and also worked at Vern Eide for 17 years. Willard loved family gatherings with children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. His hobbies were playing cards, bowling and golf.

      Survivors include his two daughters, Nancy (Everett) Bohnenberger and Cindy Short all of Sioux Falls. Willard had four grandchildren, Andy Brinkman, Ali Brinkman, Chris (Sarah) Bohnenberger and Anthony Bohnenberger and one great grandchild, Caden Bohnenberger. He is also survived by four sisters, Wilma Aulner of Mitchell, SD, Hazel Brinkman of Blair, NE, Joyce (Don) Lucas of Reliance, SD and Delores (Bill) Bunde of Lyons, SD, many nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

      In addition to his wife Marie, Willard was preceded in death by his parents, his three brothers,Albert, Jake and Jodie, one sister, Helen Van Walligan and his granddaughter, Katie Jo.

      Willard's family wishes to extend their thanks and gratitude for the wonderful care and concern he was shown at the Veterans Administrative Hospital.

      The family will greet friends Thursday, November 5th from 5-7:30pm at Miller Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 1:30pm, Friday, November 6th at First Baptist Church (22nd and Covell).

      Marie Unknown Wife of Willard James McGee
      Birth: Dec. 19, 1914
      Death: Dec. 23, 1986 South Dakota [2]

  • Sources 
    1. [S1198] Mary "Mimi" Harbinson | 11 Jun 2014 | Email | harbinson493@msn.com.

    2. [S1199] Mary "Mimi" Harbinson | 13 Jun 2014 | Email | harbinson493@msn.com.

    3. [S6658] "Warren County,TN Marriages: 1900-1950", transcribed & compiled by A.C.Hillis, p. 71 (Reliability: 3).