Services for Jack McGehee, 85, of Marietta, Okla., will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 23, 2010, in the Flanagan-Watts Funeral Home Chapel, Marietta. Officiating will be Bro. Travis Huffman. Interment will follow in Lakeview Cemetery, Marietta, under the direction of Flanagan-Watts Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
Services for Jack McGehee, 85, of Marietta, Okla., will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 23, 2010, in the Flanagan-Watts Funeral Home Chapel, Marietta.
Officiating will be Bro. Travis Huffman. Interment will follow in Lakeview Cemetery, Marietta, under the direction of Flanagan-Watts Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
The son of James Elbert “Bert” and Lillie Ellis Flanagan McGehee, Jack was born September 12, 1925, in Schoolton, Okla. He passed away Saturday, November 20, in Southbrook Healthcare, Ardmore, Okla.
Mr. McGehee was a resident of Love County most of his life. He was a Veteran of WWII serving in the U.S. Army. He received the WWII Victory Medal and the Army of Occupation Medal. On October 25, 1947, he married Lena Geneva Green at Gainesville, Texas. He was a retired rancher, having cattle, sheep and hogs together with a dairy. In his later years, he worked in the oilfield. He and his wife ran the McGehee Variety Store in Marietta and he was also a Marietta City Policeman during the 1960’s. Mr. McGehee helped his brother, Rudolph with his many business endeavors, including harvesting pecans, cattle operations and running a sand plant.
He was a member of Marietta’s Church of Christ. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and was known for his good sense of humor.
Mr. McGehee was preceded in death by his parents; his wife on January 31, 2007; son, Thomas “Tom” McGehee on September 9, 1993; and two brothers, Rudolph McGehee and Bill McGehee.
Survivors include a daughter, Jennie Lou McGehee of the home; brother, David McGehee of Marietta, Okla.; special nephews, Preston McGehee, Paul Ruth and wife, Judith; special great-nephews, Gregg McGehee and Christopher Ruth; close family friends, Sally Thacker and Judy and Victoria Talley; and other nieces, nephews, cousins, sisters-in-law and a host of friends. He is also survived by his very special pets, The Hounds and The Black Beasties.
Pallbearers will be Greggory Scott McGehee, Thomas Garrett McGehee, Samuel Briggom McGehee, William Brett McGehee, Preston Alexander McGehee and John Colton McGehee.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Preston Lloyd McGehee, Preston Harold McGehee, William Darrel McGehee, F.A “Butch” Shellenberger, Larry Gene Shellenberger, Frank McKay, Fred McKay and Dr. Tom O’Connor.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Online guest book: wattsfuneralhome.com.