Harold D. McGee

Harold D. McGee


Harold D. McGee, 87, of Benton Harbor, MI passed away Friday, October 24, 2014 at the Hanson Hospice Center in Stevensville.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel & Cremation Services, 2650 Niles Rd. with Rev. James Dunn officiating. Burial to follow at Riverview Cemetery in St. Joseph. Friends may visit from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Monday, October 27, 2014 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice at Home. Those wishing to sign Harold’s guestbook may do so online atwww.starks-menchinger.com.

Harold was born May 8, 1927 in Hohenwald, TN to Alex & Susie (Rose) McGee. On July 10, 1949 he wed Ruth Mahaffey in Chesnee, SC. Harold worked at Chardon Rubber for 42 years before retiring. Upon retirement Harold began his hobby of scroll saw woodworking and sold his work at local flea markets. He enjoyed playing games on the computer, watching sports, especially the Chicago Cubs, and growing food in his garden for his family.

He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Ruth (MaHaffey) of Benton Harbor; Sons Daniel (Mary) McGee of Benton Harbor, Steven (Roxanne Merlino) McGee of Benton Harbor; daughter Susan (David) Dean of St. Joseph; grandchildren Dan(Shanna), Sarah, Rachel and Stephen; and great-grandchildren Emma and Aidan.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his son Marshall McGee on June 22, 2014, sister Agnes (Ray) Sandefur; brother Alex “Jr” McGee and six younger siblings at an early age.