Charles Edward McGee, 79, of Mound City, Kan., died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012, at his home, the same house in which he was born.
He was born on June 9, 1932 at Blue Mound, Kan., the son of Glenn and Reta Dizmang McGee.
Charles was a 1951 graduate of Blue Mound High School.
Charles was drafted into the United States Army on Jan. 29, 1954. He took his basic training at Fort Riley, Kan., and then wireman school at Fort Knox, Ky. He served his country in Korea from July 1954 to October 1955.
He married Carolyn Lee Dozier on April 29, 1954, at the Wall Street Christian Church, where he was a member since 1945. He was self-employed as a farmer, stockman and dairyman and was an avid fisherman and hunter. He was also a member of the American Legion and a 4-H leader.
Charles was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife Carolyn of Blue Mound; a son, Clarence Alan McGee and wife Debbie of Blue Mound, a daughter, Kimberly Ann Grigsby and husband Art of Blue Mound; a sister, Eleanor Rogers of Mapleton, Kan.; nine grandchildren, Ian and Alek Ginther, Rian and Reace Young, Abby and Ethan Bruce, Christina Lubecke and husband Matt, and Tucker Grigsby; and one great-granddaughter, Elaina Lubeke; two nieces, Susan Smith and husband Richard, Karen Olson and husband Richie; a nephew, Tim Rogers and wife Elda; and numerous great nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, at the Wall Street Christian Church in rural Mound CIty, Kan.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, at the Wall Street Christian Church. Burial will be in the Woodland Cemetery in Mound City.
The family suggests contributions to Hospice of Kansas in c/o of Schneider Funeral Home P.O. Box J Mound City, Kan., 66056. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.schneiderfunerals.com.
Arrangements are by Schneider Funeral Home Mound City Chapel.