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11/19/2020 7:17:00 PM
Mervin Marion McGee
December 14, 1940 - November 18, 2020

NEWTON, N.C. - Mervin Marion McGee, 79, of Newton passed away on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at his residence.

He was born December 14, 1940 in Catawba County to the late Mervin Marion McGee Sr. and Bessie Cresimore McGee. Mervin was an active member of First United Methodist Church in Newton where he served in many church leadership roles, including church council and trustee. He was a United States Army Veteran where he served four years with the Army Security Agency. Mervin studied Engineering at NC State, served as past president of Dumas, AR Optimist Club and a member of Western Piedmont Woodcrafters. He was employed with Bassett Furniture in Newton, N.C. and Dumas, Ark. for 49 years where he held positions in engineering and management. Mervin enjoyed fishing, gardening, woodworking, and traveling, especially to visit his children and grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandson, Corey McGee; brothers, Richard McGee, Jerry McGee and Steve McGee; brother-in-law, David Propst; nephew, Jason McGee; and great-nephew, Cayden McGee.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 54 years Betty Propst McGee of the home; sons Aaron McGee and wife Gina of Dover, Ark., Shannon McGee and wife Veronica of McKinney, Texas; brothers-in-law Sonny Canipe and wife Cheryl of Newton, Norris McRee and wife Gail of Newton; sisters-in-law June McGee of Claremont, Shirley McGee of Newton, Colleen McGee of Newton, Jean Propst of Sherrills Ford; grandchildren Caleb McGee and wife Amanda of Fayetteville, Ark., Cade McGee of Russellville, Ark., Jacob McGee of Stone River, Va., Katie McGee of McKinney, Texas, Andrew McGee of McKinney, Texas; step-grandchildren Holly McCoy of Missouri and Joe Finley of Arkansas.

The family will hold a private memorial service at a later date.

Memorials may be sent to First United Methodist Church, ℅ Organ Fund, P.O. Box 926, Newton, NC 28658 or Carolina Caring, 3975 Robinson Rd., Newton, NC 28658.

Condolences may be sent to the McGee family at

Bennett Funeral Service of Newton, N.C. is serving the McGee family.

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