Pastor Gilbert S. Gee, 87, of Murphysboro, died at 12:44 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017, at St. Joseph Memorial Hospital in Murphysboro.
He was born on Nov. 4, 1929, in West Memphis, Ark., the son of Samuel and Naomi Jaynes Gee.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy Gee of Murphysboro; daughter Pat Vinson of Perry, Fla.; son Donald Gee of Alto Pass; daughter Denise Jones of Hernando, Miss.; one stepdaughter, Tanya (Dan) Dadosky of Milford, Ohio; grandchildren Jennifer and John Windings, Keith Bittle, Brian (Courtney) Maxwell, Jessica and Joe Clarke, Isabelle and Sydney Dadosky, Rusty, Kimberli, Chip and Theresa Jones; great-grandchildren John Christopher (Alex) Windings, Caleb and Connor Windings, Zach Bittle, Kinsley and Addison Maxwell, Colin Edwards, Joshua, Aidan, Greyson and Hawk Jones; Tessa and David Binversie; great-great-grandchildren Josh, Matthew and Alexis Binversie; other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 50 years, Doris Stearns Gee; brothers Eugene, Marvin and Orville Gee.
He was a member of the Grand Tower First Baptist Church and also of the American Legion in Cobden. He worked as a teacher and pastor for 61 years. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He graduated with a bachelor of arts degree from Grand Canyon College in Phoenix, Ariz., a master’s degree from Southern Illinois University and attended seminary in Louisville, Ky.
Funeral services for Pastor Gilbert S. Gee were at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, at the Congregational Church in Alto Pass with Pastor Steve Raglin officiating. Interment was in the Alto Pass Cemetery.
Graveside military rites were conducted by Carroll P. Foster Post No. 3455 of the VFW in Anna and the Navy funeral honor detail.
Memorials can be made to the Alto Pass Cemetery maintenance fund.
To leave online condolences for the family, visit www.rendlemanhilemanfh.com.
Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Alto Pass was in charge of arrangements.