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George Newton McGee

Birth Date: December 28, 1928
Death Date: July 8, 2018

George Newton McGee, 89, of Decatur, passed away Sunday, July 8, 2018, at Gallatin Manor Nursing Home in Ridgeway, IL. 

George was born December 28, 1928, to James and Ora (Vaughn) McGee. He proudly served in the United States Army. He was an auto mechanic for Texaco Service Stations in Decatur for 20 years. George loved to play bingo and he was also known around town for collecting cans. 

He is survived by his two sons, Richard (Brenda) McGee of Michigan and Mario (Christi) McGee of Decatur; 13 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Marjorie; his daughter, Terry McGee and his sister, Ruby “Maxine” Hopkins. 

Honoring George McGee’s wishes, cremation services will be provided by the Moran & Goebel Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 2801 N. Monroe St. Decatur, IL. No services are planned at this time. Please view the online obituary, send condolences, and share memories at 

Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Service details will be posted as soon as they become available.
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  1. George was a kind and sweet man that I have known for many years. I always called him Smiley. I would always honk and wave at him on 36 when he was collecting his cans. He would come into the Farmers Market where I worked for yrs. Always upbeat and never an unkind word about anyone. He sweetest soul and I have missed his kind presence for some time now. RIP Smiley.

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