McGee, Martin Virgil “Mac”

Mr. Martin Virgil “Mac” McGee, 64, of Galesburg, Illinois passed away at 8:40 am Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at OSF St. Mary Medical Center, Galesburg. Mac was born on October 27, 1954 in Galesburg the son of Ray A. and Betty Jean Higbee McGee. He married Imelda Bilog on September 23, 1991 in the Philippines. He is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Imelda, of Galesburg; his son, Richard (Mary Jane) McGee of Niceville, Florida; his daughter, Lorena (Sean Wasion) McGee of Newton, Iowa; his sisters, Patricia Williams of Avon, Illinois and Penny (Brian) Stewart of Virginia; his sister-in-law, Perla McGee of Macomb, Illinois and four grandchildren, Stefaun Anglin, Allen McGee, Wyeth McGee and Kal-el McGee. He is preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Michael Ray McGee and his brother-in-law, Charles Williams.

Mac served in the US Air Force as Staff Sgt. for 20 years, retiring in 1993. He served during the Vietnam War, Desert Shield and Desert Storm. He was a member of the Vietnam Veterans of America, the VFW #2257, the American Legion Post #285, and American Legion Post #123 as past Commander, and a member of the Disabled American Veterans. He was a member and current Senior Warden of the Abingdon/Avon Masonic Lodge #185.

Mac was very involved in Rotary, being a member of the Aledo, Cambridge, Galva, Kewanee, Mabalacat, Philippines, and Galesburg Rotary Clubs. He received his first Paul Harris Fellow award in 1987. He was currently the president of Aledo Rotary Club, past president of the Galesburg and Mabalacat Rotary Clubs, and past Assistant District Governor of District #6460. Mac was a member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in computer information systems. Mac enjoyed fishing and was very instrumental in planning the Galesburg Fishing Derby with Al Hayden.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 am Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Funeral Directors and Cremation Service Galesburg Chapel with military honors by the VFW, American Legion, AmVet Honor Guard. Deacon Michael Crummer will officiate. Visitation will be 5:00-7:00 pm Friday, June 7, 2019at the chapel with Masonic Services at 5:00 pm provided by the Masonic lodge #185. Burial will be in East Linwood Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Galesburg Fishing Derby, Aledo Rotary Club or Rotary International. Online condolences may be made at