OBITUARY

Walter B. McGee

August 10, 1937September 10, 2018

Walter B. McGee, 81, Newburgh, IN, died Monday, September 10, 2018, his wife by his side. He was born August 10, 1937 in Louisville, Kentucky.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, and one sister.

Walter is survived by his wife Patsy Niblack McGee of Newburgh, IN; his son Walter T. McGee, of Louisville, KY; a brother Sam McGee of Stanford, KY; a sister Mary Ann Meyer of New Albany, IN; a sister-in-law Dolores Roberson, of Lexington, KY; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law Jean and Gene McCord, of Highland Heights, KY; and nieces and nephews.

He graduated with degrees from Lindsey Wilson College, Western Kentucky University and Vanderbilt University Divinity School. He was an ordained minister in the United Methodist Church and in that capacity, served as a local pastor, including Baskett Christian Church in Henderson County; Wesley Foundation Director at Western Kentucky University; Chaplain at Community Methodist Hospital; and pastoral counselor. He was coordinator of the first Henderson County Schools Family Resource Center. Walter was the proud owner of numerous antique clocks, which he collected, repaired, and restored. As a hobby, he also repaired and restored clocks for other people. He enjoyed amateur photography and traveling as much as his health would allow.

He was a member of the Henderson Lions Club for 38 years serving as secretary, vice president, president, member of the board of directors, and chairperson of four committees. He was voted Lion of the Year and received the Melvin Jones Fellow, the highest honor bestowed on a member. Walter was involved in the organization of St. Anthony’s Hospice in Henderson from its beginning and remained on the board of directors as Member Emeritus. Through his thirty-two years as a Henderson resident, he also served in various capacities in numerous other community organizations.

A Memorial Service to celebrate Walter’s life will be held at 2:00 PM CDT, Saturday, September 15, at First United Methodist Church, 338 Third Street, Henderson, KY officiated by Rev. Hollis Marshall.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Henderson Lions Club, P.O. Box 842, Henderson, KY 42420 or St. Anthony’s Hospice, 2410 South Green Street, Henderson, KY 42420.

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, September 15, 2018
REMEMBERING

Walter B. McGee

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LaNova Cook

September 15, 2018

Pat I sorry to hear of Walt's death. My prayers are with you and the family. I have fond memories of working with Walt at the hospital. I was at the memorial service but did not stay for the refreshments because I had another commitment. Again - my prayers are with you

Marla Williams

September 15, 2018

What wonderful memories of times with such a special man. Walter had a way of helping you through the bad times and celebrating the good times as only he could do so beautifully. I can never repay him for the blessings in my life that he has been such a huge part of and influence. I can’t imagine this world without Walter McGee, but heaven has gained an angel.

John Eblen

September 14, 2018

Pat & Todd:

I am so sorry to learn of Walter’s death. I’ve worked with Walter in the Henderson County School System & have been in counseling with Walter in the past. I will be unable to attend the Memorial Service at First Methodist on Saturday due to a prior commitment, but I feel it will be well attended as Walter had many many friends. Again, I’m sorry for Walter’s passing. John Eblen

Thad Connally Jr MD

September 14, 2018

A special man who 42 years ago counseled and later married my wife, Kay, and I.
It was the second marriage for both and he was very understanding and encouraging.
42 years later we still think of him.

Don Minton

September 14, 2018

I met Walter while I was a student at Western Kentucky and attended his services on campus. My wife, Sherri, and I asked him to marry us in 1984 at Neu Chapel on the University of Evansville campus. We had our first baby in 1987. Sadly, Adam died of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome after he was about 10 weeks old and we reached out to Walter and asked him to help us with the funeral. Walter has been an important person in our life and was there for the happy occasion of our wedding and the sadness of our son's funeral. He handled both with his warmth and caring approach and was a tremendous help to us. We are thinking of the McGee family and will be praying for you.
Don & Sherri Minton

Martha Lile

September 13, 2018

Pat, you are in my thoughts and prayers. We lost Kenneth 5 years ago. I remember we took a crochet class together when we were in Bowling Green years ago. Hope these next days you will feel the prayers coming your way.

Peace be with you
Martha Lile

FROM THE FAMILY