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Gerald Gene McGee, 62, of Judah, Indiana, went home to his Lord on Saturday.
He was born on July 23, 1954, in Washington, to Barbara N. (George) and Gerald "Buster" McGee, who taught him respect, discipline and value of an honest day's work. He attended Washington High School, Vincennes University, and the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy. He served as a seaman with the U.S. Coast Guard, a field operator with R.B. & G. Consulting in Provo, Utah, and worked for Triangle Mining in Wheatland before finding his true calling at the Lawrence County Sheriff's Department. Gerald would spend the next 31 years of his life serving and protecting the people of Lawrence County as a patrolman, detective, and a member of the county dive team, retiring with the rank of captain. He was a proud member of the Fraternal Order of Police, Spring Mill Lodge 172
Gerald was a lifelong student of history and an avid re-enactor. He enjoyed camping, hiking, and fishing with friends and family. He was also a prolific composer, musician and poet, filling the world around him with music. He seemed at his happiest while strumming his guitar for an audience of his grandchildren at his feet.
Gerald is survived by his children, who will miss his wisdom and guidance everyday: Aleah Sato of Phoenix, Arizona, Shawn (Tara) McGee of Avoca, Jade (John) Douglas of Evansville, Brandyn (Alex) Frederick of Washington, Rachel (Paul) Miller of Bloomington and Samuel (Sarah) McGee of Springville; his grandchildren, who will miss his sense of humor and their private recitals: Kaelin, Isaiah, Briea, Ethan, Jena, Molly, Claira, Patrick, Emmett and Van.
A celebration of his life will take place Saturday from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. at the Spring Mill F.O.P. Lodge 172, 1465 Moto Cross Road, Mitchell, IN 47446. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Spring Mill F.O.P. Lodge 172 in Gerald's name.
Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements
Published on October 5, 2016
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