Obituaries for Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Published 5:00 am Wednesday, October 24, 2007

George Troy McGehee

George Troy McGehee, aged 83, of Marble Falls, Texas, passedaway Oct. 14, 2007.

He was born in 1924 in Brookhaven to Prentiss Troy McGehee andAnnie Mae Hartman McGehee.

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He graduated from high school in 1941 and entered MississippiState. Later, he enrolled in Texas A&M University. In 1943, hebegan his service in the United States Army Air Corps as a pilot.He completed his Air Force primary flight training at Coleman,Texas; basic flight training at Brady, Texas; and advance twinengine training at Pampa, Texas, flying B-24, B-17 and B-26bombers. He was honorably discharged from the Air Force on Dec. 15,1945.

In 1946, he returned to his beloved Texas A&M. He graduatedwith degrees in petroleum and mechanical engineering, Class of ’45.His brother, Frank Hartman McGehee was also a petroleum engineerand resided until his death in Natchez. George worked for the MoundCompany and R.A. Welch for 17 years and became an independent oiland gas producer in Houston, Texas. George married Texan, Ginger R.Richards on Oct. 15, 1957.

He is survived by his wife, Ginger McGehee, of Marble Falls; hisdaughters, Julie McGehee Johnson, of Marble Falls, and Joni G.McGehee Lee, of Dallas, Texas; his four grandchildren, JordanMariah and Cage McGehee Johnson, of Marble Falls, and Justin Craigand Colton Troy McGehee Turner, of Dallas. George was a devotedcompanion to Ginger and guide for his children. In Christian love,they put the Lord first in their 50-year marriage. He enjoyed ajoyful relationship with extended family, Jo Berta McGehee ofNatchez, sister-in-law, and Jean McGehee, of Houston (widow ofJoseph Lumpkin McGehee, George’s uncle) and their adult daughters,Cynthia and Melinda.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of MarbleFalls, and a longtime member of Memorial Drive Presbyterian Churchin Houston. He was active with several community organizations andserved as a city councilman in Hunters Creek Village. He began tohelp students afford college through his leadership in the BertStevens Mechanical Engineering endowed scholarship for TexasA&M and through the Hill Country Higher Education Foundation.Recently, he expressed his love for his Mississippian family, hislifelong oilfield buddies and fellow Aggies. George leaves behindmany well-appreciated friends and caregivers that knew of hiscreative and loving spirit.

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