2016-10-27 / Obituaries

John Gee

John Gee John Gee John Eldon Gee, 71, of Hessel, passed away unexpectedly Sunday morning, October 23, 2016, at his home on Poglese Road in Clark Township, where he had resided for 22 years.

He was born March 8, 1945, to Earl “Wiz” and Marge (nee Puckett) Gee in Charlevoix County.

Mr. Gee worked in construction much of his life. He was employed for many years by W.A. Porter Construction, from which he retired. He also had worked for East Jordan Iron Works at one time.

He was a member of Les Cheneaux Baptist Church in Hessel.

Mr. Gee loved to hunt, and he was a great fisherman. He grew a large garden and canned most of his vegetables. He was a great dancer, and was the life of the party with family and friends. Mr. Gee loved his dogs, Jay and May.

He is survived by two daughters and their families, Melissa and Theron Higgins of Johannesburg and Tammy Gee and Rick Cook of Troy, and one granddaughter, Alleysha Gee. He is also survived by a sister and her family, Ruth and Bill Tryon of Boyne City, and two brothers and their families, Earl Gee of Belding and Carl and Ruth Gee of East Jordan.

Mr. Gee was preceded in death by two brothers, Ray Gee and Garey “Buzz” Gee, and a special friend of many years, Christine Lavanway, who died in 2009.

In accordance with his wishes, no services will be held. A family gathering will be held at a later date.

His ashes will be buried in Sunset Cemetery in East Jordan.

Dodson Funeral Home of St. Ignace assisted the family with arrangements.

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