Albert Carlisle McGee Jr., 87, of Center, passed away Thursday, July 14, 2022, in Center.
Funeral service will be held 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with interment to follow at North Jericho Cemetery in Center. Visitation will begin at 11:00 a.m.
Born October 28, 1934, in McCool, Mississippi, Albert is the son of Lura McClelland and Albert Carlisle McGee Sr. He played football for Weir High School and later joined the United States Air Force. He served during the Korean War, Cuban Crisis, and Vietnam War, retiring after 23 years of service. Following retirement, he worked in the oil field and became a licensed heavy equipment operator. Albert cleared his land in East Texas and raised chickens and cattle on his farm with his family. He loved North Jericho Church, where he was involved in its reopening after 24 years. Albert was the last remaining deacon. He loved Pastor Mike Belgard and Connie. Albert enjoyed live music and always surrounded himself with his family and dear friends who were like family - John Oliver, Waylon George, John Watson, late “Runt” Ramsey, and Danny Paul and Sally Windham.
Survivors include wife, Mary Vivian Bailey McGee; daughter, Tamara “Tammy” Alicia McGee Anderson; son, Albert Carlisle “Chip” McGee III; grandson, Mark Shannon Anderson and fiance, Casey Davis; brother, Jimmie C. McGee; sister, Nancy Malek; and special friends, Robin Fulsom Andrews and Melanie Scott.
Preceded in death by parents, Lura McClelland and Albert Carlisle McGee Sr.; brother, J.D. McGee; and sisters, Ellie Curtis and Elsia Wilson.
A special thanks to Tammy Jacobs, Mike Belgard and Connie, Peggy Johnson, Gueinn Clark, Don Bailey and Doris, Billie Bailey, Mr. & Mrs. Tommy Hart, Rick Murphy and Dianne, and Mr. & Mrs. John Oliver.
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfh.com