William “Bill” Preston McGee, Jr., 61, of Gardendale passed away Thursday, November 16, 2017 in Gardendale.
Visitation will be from 2:00-4:00 pm Friday, November 24, 2017 at Sunset Memorial Funeral Chapel.
Funeral service will be at 4:00 pm Friday, November 24, 2017 at Sunset Memorial Funeral Chapel. Graveside will be Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 11:00 am at the Jayton Cemetery, Jayton, TX.
Bill McGee, Jr. was born December 14, 1955 in Odessa, TX to proud parents William Preston McGee (Bill), Sr. and Margie Lou (Myrick) McGee.
He was a 1974 graduate of Odessa High School and spent his life working with his welding trucks “Old Blue” and “Sweetie” as a welder. He was a pipe liner and fabricator. He really enjoyed his occupation and it showed by how detailed and clean his work was done.
His hobbies included fishing, cooking on his smoker (his briskets and “drunk” chickens were amazing), riding horses and living it up with his many Gardendale buddies. His friends in the Gardendale community really meant a lot to him.
Bill was preceded in death by his mother Margie, niece Shelly Smith, brother-in-law Wayne Smith and brother-in-law Jim Pingelton.
Those left behind to honor and cherish his legacy include his father Bill McGee, Sr.; sister Sheila Kay Pingelton; sons William “Preston” McGee III and wife Lisa and Jarrod Lee McGee and wife Tabitha; grandchildren Faith Leigh McGee, Hope Lynn McGee, William Preston McGee IV (Liam) and Kaylee Jordynne Laminack.
Arrangements are under the direction of Sunset Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home. To sign the guestbook, go to www.sunsetodessa.com
Dear sweet Family,
I am so sorry for the loss of your son, brother, father, grandfather...
I pray the Holy Spirit comforts you all as God's word promises "Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted"
I would have liked to have known my cousin "Little Bill" better as an adult but time and distance triumphed.
Love you Sheila, uncle Bill and Preston!!!
Lisa MyrickNashville, TN
He was a kind soul!
Debbie Eggar SwanAvinger, TX
All of us in Gardendale will miss Wild Bill he was one of a kind. See you on Friday
My condolences to the family. I grew up on Noble ave in Odessa, one street over from Bill. I went through twelve grades of school with him. I always thought of him as a friend growing up though the years and different lives separated us. He will be missed.
Terry ToddRoswell, NM
Preston, I am so sorry for the loss of you dad. It sounds like he was a good example for you because I know you have to be a great dad to you little one. Please come by and see us some time. Lots of love coming your way. Prayers for peace and comfort for you and your family.
Robbie HendersonOdessa, TX
I love you dearly. I cant grip not having you near, but great peace comes for i know i shall see you again. Rest in your Lords love and care sweet brother. Ill see ya later "Little Bill"
Sheila PingeltonNorman, OK
Tell Aunt Margie hello for us. Remember us in your adventures. Thank you for being the loving father/grandfather you were. Your legacy will live on. RIP Little Bill. You will be missed
Deb VondrasekOverton, TX
We are truly sorry to hear this. Doug talks about Bill to everyone here at lake Ivie. Sure gonna miss him. He was a great guy.
Doug and Marilyn BakerVoss, TX
So sorry for your loss! May God be with the family during this time and for ever,
Connie Bibrey EverhartOddssa, TX