Glenn Gee

Wednesday, June 23, 2004

EVANSVILLE ---- Glenn Gee, 84, of Evansville passed away June 21, 2004, exactly 10 years after his first wife, Libby.

Born March 22, 1920 in Burns City in Martin County, he moved to Evansville as a young man. During World War II, he worked as a welder at the Evansville Shipyards, and then worked at International Harvester for several years. He was a welder with the Ironworkers' Local 103 for approximately 30 years until his retirement. After retirement, he received his auctioneer's license and enjoyed collecting antiques. In the 1960s he owned as many as five restaurants including Gee's Caf/ at Broadway and Barker. It was open 24-hours a day where they sold hamburgers eight for $1. He also was in the oil business.

He was a 33rd Degree Mason with the Elnora Lodge for 60 years and a member of the Scottish Rite. He was a member, attending since 1952, and deacon of Helfrich Avenue General Baptist Church. He loved serving the Lord and his church family. He enjoyed cars and took special pride in his restored 1966 maroon colored Mustang. He showed the Mustang in car shows and often won first-place prizes. If he did not win first place, he won prizes for being the oldest exhibitor. He kept every car he owned in perfect condition and very much enjoyed driving. For the past 21 years, he spent the spring, summer, and early fall in his mobile home in Maggie Valley, N.C. He loved being in the Great Smoky Mountains and the many friends that he made in the churches and in various campgrounds. He also had a special group of friends who met at McDonald's on St. Joe Avenue for breakfast..

Survivors include: his wife of eight and a half years, Genny (Buse) Gee; two sons, Larry Gee and his wife Robbie of Evanston, and Allen Gee of Evansville; two daughters, Lana Bunner and her husband David of Evansville and Letha Deig and her husband Keith of Mount Vernon; 10 grandchildren, Joshua Deig, Alex Deig, Brett Bunner, Stephanie Crandell, Jared Gee, Tammy Gee Shrewsberry, Toni Harmon, Terri Meredith, Wendi Gee, and Jason Gee and numerous great-grandchildren. Also surviving are stepchildren Janet of Carmel, Lois of San Rafael, California, and several step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren, as well are many nieces and nephews.

He was preceeded in death by his first wife of 49 years, Elizabeth "Libby" Grayson Gee. He was the youngest of nine brothers and two sisters all of whom predeceased him.

Funeral service will be Friday at 10 a.m. with Brother Bill Jernigan officiating at Alexander West Chapel in Evansville. Committal services will be held at Alexander Memorial Park.

Visitation will be at Alexander West Chapel on Thursday from 1-8 p.m., and Friday from 9 a.m. until the time of service at the Chapel. A Masonic Service will be conducted Thursday at 5:30 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Helfrich Avenue General Baptist Church, 1634 S. Helfrich Avenue, Evansville, Ind., 47712. Condolences may be made online at Arrangements by Alexander West Chapel, 2100 West Illinois Street, Evansville or by calling (812) 423-4477.