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|McGhee, Eugene S.
|Mr. Eugene S. McGhee, 92, Galesburg, IL, died at 4:25 pm Friday November 26, 2010 in OSF St. Mary Medical Center.
He was born September 28, 1918 in Joppa, Tenn. the son of Carl L. and Sally Ellis McGhee. He married Mildred C. Compton on May 23, 1942 in Rossville, Ga. She preceded him in death August 13, 2007.
He is survived by a son Jim (Marsha) McGhee of Galesburg; a daughter Judy L. McGhee of Godfrey, Ill; a grandson Jeff (Lynn) McGhee of Morris Ill; two great grandchildren Hannah and Hayden McGhee and a cousin Rubye McGhee of Knoxville, Tenn.
Eugene served in the Army during WWII as a Lieutenant. He also worked with the USO entertaining during the war.
He worked as an entertainer, traveling and singing throughout Knoxville, Tenn. He also performed on radio station WNOX. He was the sales manager, vice president and general manager of sales for the Puritan-Churchill Chemical Company, retiring in 1991. Eugene graduated from high school in Knoxville, Tenn. He moved to the Galesburg area in 1963 and was of the Baptist faith. Eugene enjoyed being a ham radio operator and working on his computers.
Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 am Wednesday December 1, 2010 at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. Rev. Daniel Siems will officiate. There will be no visitation. A Private family burial will be held in Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Galesburg Rescue Mission. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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