Monroe Hulon McGee
Monroe Hulon McGee passed away on Tuesday, May 26, 2009. He was a gentle soul who will be missed greatly.
Mr. McGee was born to Myrtle and George Riley McGee on Aug. 5, 1915 in McMahan, Texas, where he grew up and finished high school. This is where he met his wife of 64 years, Sarah and lost her to cancer in 2001.
He served his country in the 73rd U.S. Naval
Construction Battalion, (Seabees) from 1941 – 1945. Upon discharge, Hulon moved his family to San Antonio and worked as a carpenter and cabinet maker for several years. Later, he was employed by Burbank High School teaching the same skills he had used working. In 1980, he received the Distinguished Teacher Award from San Antonio Independent School District for his 26 years of service.
Hulon was a long-time member of Parkhills Baptist Church where he attended Sunday School as long as he was able to get around.
After retirement, he continued his craft, making gifts for grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In his younger years, he built a little sailboat where he and his eldest son spent many hours sailing on Woodlawn Lake.
On Jan. 21, 2008, he moved to Dove’s Nest, a small residential assisted living facility. He made new friends and seemed happy there.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Sarah; son, Michael; sisters: Mattie Robuck, Thelma Cole, Willie Cole and Thyra Ferris; and brother, Glen McGee.
He is survived by son Richard, of New Braunfels; daughter, Myrna of Austin and San Antonio; two grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; his sisters: Ilene Voight of Lockhart, and Cynthia Duran of Victoria; and a brother, Marlon McGee, of McMahan.
Graveside services were held on Tuesday, June 2, 2009, at 2 p.m. at the Jeffrey Cemetery in McMahan, Texas.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the charity of your choice.
Arrangements under the care and guidance of McCurdy Funeral Home, 105 E. Pecan, Lockhart, Texas 78644. (512) 398-4791.