02/25/13 — Mr. Edward G. Gee, 92, of Olive Hill, passed peacefully from this life to his Heavenly home Friday afternoon, Feb. 22, 2013, in Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland.
He was born March 16, 1920, in Olive Hill, a son of the late Kim and Virgie Whitt Gee.
Ed was a member of Globe Christian Church for over 50 years, having served as an elder, deacon, Sunday school superintendent, Sunday school teacher and on the church board. He retired as a Major from the United States Army where he was a courier for Gen. Douglas MacArthur during World War II and received numerous medals, including the Purple Heart. Ed served as the commander of the Olive Hill National Guard unit from 1947 to 1961 and was a member of the American Legion Post No. 138 for over 60 years. He was also a salesman for Purity Bread Company.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Hurst Gee, and one sister, Hazel Boggs.
Ed is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Venus Biggs Gee; one son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Sandy Gee of Bluffton, S.C.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Patty and Carl Stamper and Kathy and Paul Wilson, all of Olive Hill; six grandchildren, Dana (Randy) Kerns, Josh (Sun) Stamper, Elizabeth Stamper, Roby (Alison) Gee, Jason (Shannon) Wilson, Becky (Ted) Griffith; three great grandchildren, Kody Gee, Noel Gee and Samuel Wilson; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Virgil and Dora Gee of Olive Hill, twins Harold "Tweety" and Virginia Gee of Olive Hill and Darrell "Chubby" and Lois Gee of Melbourne, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews. He also leaves many other family members, church family, neighbors and friends who will sadly miss him, but rejoice in knowing he is with his Lord and Savior.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at Globe Christian Church in Globe with Elder Amos Maddix, Brother Clyde Holbrook, Brother Frank Hulett and Pastor David Rayburn officiating. Burial followed in the Tick Ridge Cemetery in Olive Hill with full military honors conducted by the Olive Hill American Legion Post No. 138.
Friends visited from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at Globe Funeral Chapel, 17277 West US Highway 60, Olive Hill, KY, and after 1 p.m. Sunday at the Globe Christian Church.
Roby Gee, Jason Wilson, Josh Stamper, Randy Kerns, Ted Griffith and Keith Gee served as pallbearers.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.globefc.com