Emory Richard "Sam" McGee

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OKEECHOBEE - Emory "Sam" Richard McGee, Jr. died August 16, 2014 at his home. He was born February 20, 1937 in Sebring to Emory Richard McGee, Sr. and Hazel Beatrice Raulerson. He was a former longtime resident of Okeechobee and a member of First Baptist Church, Cottondale, Florida. He was a man who deeply loved the Lord Jesus and was devoted to his wife and family. His friends knew him as a man of integrity. He was an accomplished cattleman that was well known among the local ranchers and dairymen. He was a member of the Cattleman's Association over the years and he also enjoyed flying. Mr. McGee was preceded in death by his parents, Emory Richard Sr. and Hazel McGee; and his brothers, Clarence and Paul. He is survived by his wife, Margaret "Jackie" Jacqueline McGee of Okeechobee; children, David McGee (Tracy) of Okeechobee, Karen Lewis (Alan) of Kansas, Bennie McGee (Karen) of Okeechobee, Steve McGee (Rhonda) of Lakeland, Mary Ellen McGee of Lake Placid and Richard McGee (Cynthia) of Okeechobee; 14 grandchildren, Michael, Justin, Matt, Seth, Dusty, Caleb, John Mike, Colby, Jill, Cori, Leslie, Jessica, Whitney and Tiffany; 18 great grandchildren, Aubrie, Emma, Monte, William, Macey, Samuel, Jacqueline, Josh, Madison, Kinley, Mollie, Lucas, Kason, Reece, Cole, Eli, Trista and Laney; sister, Lavern Williams (Robert) of Okeechobee; brother, Jimmy McGee (Joan) of Clewiston. Visitation was at Oakview Baptist Church on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 from 10 a.m. until services at 11 a.m. with Pastor Steve McGee and Pastor Jack Brock officiating. Interment followed at Evergreen Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Okeechobee, PO Box 1548, Okeechobee FL 34973. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the register book at, www.OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the direction and care of the Buxton, Bass and Conway families of the Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida, 34972.

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Buxton and Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home & Crematory - Okeechobee
400 North Parrott Avenue  Okeechobee, FL 34972
(863) 763-1994
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Published in NewsZapFL on Aug. 20, 2014
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