L. Clay McGee (1947 - 2013)

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McGee, L. Clay L. Clay McGee was born in Okmulgee, OK on Jan. 25, 1947 to Oleta & Clay McGee. He grew up in Muskogee, OK and graduated magma cum laude from Oklahoma Baptist University with a double major in voice and organ performance. He then graduated from NTSU with a Masters of Music Pedagogy. He had a rich bass-baritone voice & spent the rest of his life performing, teaching, & listening to opera. He was a singing waiter back in the day at Caruso's Italian Restaurant, Minister of Music at Unity Church of Dallas for over 20 years, retired music teach from Country Place Elementary School in Carrollton, & he always had a private voice studio full of students. He loved to hybridize daylilies and hibiscus and name them after his family and friends. He had an amazing zest for life and his wit would make you laugh until you begged him to stop. Clay was taken from us tragically on Jan. 16, 2013 when his home exploded and burned to the ground with him and his two dogs inside. But knowing Clay, he's still singing! He is survived by his sister, Pat Aytes, brother, David McGee, niece, Laurie Pettit, and great niece, Leta, all of OK. plus a host of friends. There will be a celebration of his life on Saturday, Feb. 23 @ 2 PM @ Unity Church of Dallas, 6525 Forest Ln, Dallas 75230 with Rev. Wanda Bedinghaus, M.D. officiating. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the SPCA or a ."



Published in Dallas Morning News on Feb. 17, 2013
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