August 11, 1925 ~ April 10, 2006
Charles T. McGee, 80, of Wentworth Avenue, Asheville, died Monday, April 10, 2006 at the VA Medical Center.
He was the son of the late Troy C. and Maude Brown McGee, of Leicester. Mr. McGee was a retired Market Manager for Winn-Dixie of Davie, FL and a short-term employee at Ingles in Asheville. Mr. McGee was a World War II veteran, serving as a member of the crew on the U.S.S. Minneapolis in the Pacific. He survived the battle at Talage Point when “The Minnie,” took direct hits during the United States fleet’s attack at Guadalcanal.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia R. O’Brien McGee, of Asheville; his son, Charles Edward McGee, of Dayton, OH; granddaughter, Melinda McGee of Pembroke Pines, FL; grandson, David and his wife, Yasmin, of Davie, FL; daughter-in-law, Kathey of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; and one sister, Walton Cole, of Nottingham, MD.
Mr. McGee was preceded in death by his first wife, Frances Harkins; four sisters, Elenora Greene, Colleen Jamison, Sara Oldrey, and Hazella Robinson; and one brother, J.R. McGee.
A memorial service will be held for Mr. McGee on Thursday at 4:00 pm at Tabernacle United Methodist Church of Black Mountain, after which the family will receive friends.
Private burial with military honors will be at the North Carolina Veterans Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Tabernacle United Methodist Church Building Fund, 385 Tabernacle Rd., Black Mountain, NC, 28711.
Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Aloha Charlie, our dearest friend of many years. We love you. We shall miss our fun times together, but, we shall meet on that Eastern Shore, and you may tour us all around our Eternal Home, and find us another good Shrimp Place, like in Florida.
Our thoughts are with the McGee Family and we recall all the fond memories we have of our visits with Pa McGee and the chidren during our younger years. We are unable to attend the Memorial Service, but we will be thinking of you.
Love: Betty Sluder Hall and George
Our sympathy to the family. Charles and his family were such good friends to all the youth in Leicester. They opened their homes and their hearts to us in our church, school and community. Pa and Ma were always such friends and provided so much good sweet tea along with a lot of humor. Eleanora and John and Dean and Bill were our refuge many times. God Bless.
My thoughts are with the entire family at this time – I remember many good times with Uncle Charlie and his wonderful sense of humor – memories that include eating watermelon on Mama & Paw McGee’s lawn…….
To Ginny & all of the McGee’s. Our condolences go out to all of you. Charlie was always such a generous and caring man and we know how much he will be missed by all. We remember great times visiting with Charlie and Ginny through the years (with my mom Frances Ray). Our lives have brought us further away from Asheville, but please know Ginny that you are in our thoughts and prayers. We love you and will be praying for you. Our deepest sympathies go out to all. God bless you Charlie.
Farewell to a great patriot and friend. Myself and Melissa remember our visits with you and Virginia while I was stationed in Washington. We were so far from home, but just seeing you and your smiling face made us feel like we were back in Asheville. We will miss you, but we will always have our memories. God Bless.
Dearest Aunt Ginny and family. I was so sorry to hear about Uncle Charlie. I love him very much. I remember all the fun visits growing up. He will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Sorry I can not attend but will be thinking of you. Love, EVA
Eddie, so sorry to hear about Uncle Charles. Aunt Walton called me the other day to say that he was near death. As a kid I’ll always remember a trip to Florida when Carol and I stayed at your house while Mother and Daddy went on a cruise. Seems like ages and ages ago. Your dad was a favorite of mine . I have a great picture of me at about 16 sitting on his lap. My condolences to the whole family. Barbara