Willie Gene McGehee

INGRAMóWillie Gene McGehee went to be with Jesus on March 18, 2010 at his home.

Willie was born November 3, 1946 to JR and Ethel McGehee in Burnet. He was a nomadic soul who loved to travel and live in different places but he always returned home to Kerrville and Ingram.

He loved to camp, fish and play 42. He loved historical mysteries, political intrigue, and the occasional conspiracy theory. He was an excellent cook, enjoyed entertaining and working in his flowerbeds. He was an avid antique dealer who knew how to distinguish between a reproduction and the real McCoy.

In his professional life, he was a licensed vocational nurse. He also spent many of his younger years owning and operating commercial kitchens from Louisiana to California. He spent his retirement years owning several antique malls throughout the Hill Country.

He was preceded in death by a grandson, Rodney McGehee, his father JR McGehee, a brother, Billy McGehee, and a sister in law, Nelda McGehee.

He is survived by his wife of five years, Gail Cook, mother, Ethel McGehee of Ingram, three brothers, Jimmy McGehee of Ingram, Cecil McGehee of Kerrville, Richard McGehee of Gatesville, and one sister, Cathy Lowrance of Ingram.

He is also survived by four daughters and one son, Jeana and Larry Brown of Stephenville, LeAnn McGehee of Goldthwaite, Tandy Davis of Kerrville, JR and Tammy McGehee of Arkansas, and Katisha and Jacob Castillo of Kerrville.

His surviving grandchildren are Benjamin Brown, BreAnn Brown, Emilee Morgan, Justin Morgan, Michelle Kent, Joyce Kent, Quentin Davis, Cody McGehee, Brendan McGehee, Toby McGehee, Blake McGehee, Aaron McGehee, Lacie McGehee, Jake Featherston, Tristan Featherston, Savannah Castillo, Ezra Castillo, and two great-grandsons, Korbin Brown and Bentley Davis.

He will be missed by many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews. A service to honor his passing was held March 27 at the House of Prayer in Ingram.

Go rest high on that mountain, Dad.

Published March 28, 2010

Stephenville Empire-Tribune