Mr. Edward Lee McGhee age 70 of Jacksboro, went home to be with the Lord, Thursday, April 14, 2011 at his home, after a lengthy battle with lung cancer. Ed was born to Lee and Emma McGhee on June 18, 1940 in Jacksboro. Preceded in death by beloved father, Lee Edward McGhee, Grandparents, Daniel and Texas Mowell Cox, Millard and Etta Adkins McGhee, and very special Aunt and second mother, Jewel Dean Cox. Ed was of the Baptist Faith. He enjoyed trading and selling cars, restoring antique cars, building and selling homes, ham radios, and electronics. He was a skilled electrician, carpenter, and mechanic, and enjoyed farming cattle, owner of a bumper business at one time, and ran several car lots and T.V. shops. Ed’s favorite pastime was hunting and fishing, gospel music, watching deer with Joyce, and spending time with his beloved family. Ed prayed a lot and put all his hope, trust, and faith in God. He thanked God daily for his mercy.
Ed is survived by Wife of 47 years, Mrs. Joyce Ann McGhee; Three Daughters, Edwina (Poo) Ogg and husband David, Melissa Roberts and husband Brent, and Pamela Longmire, all of Jacksboro; Grandchildren, Velissa Smith and husband Daniel, of Oak Ridge, Amber Ogg, Melody Roberts, Misti Roberts, April Longmire and Alex Longmire, all of Jacksboro; Special Great-grandson, Eligh Roberts; Four Great-grandchildren; Mother, Mrs. Emma Cox McGhee; Sister, Novella Madison and special brother-in-law, Bobby Madison; Special nieces, Kim Rains and Tammy Inman; Special nephews, Nathan and Brad Rains; Special great-nephews, Daniel Rains and Lee Pitts; Special great-niece, Jo Anna; Special Sisters-in-law, Reva Pitts and husband Larry, and Kim Montgomery; Special Brothers-in-law, Monty, Ray, Mark, and Larry Montgomery; Special Friends, Rev. Charles Goins and Mit Walden, Jr.; Special Nurse, Joy Cline.
Funeral Services Saturday 8 P.M. at Walters Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Clarence Duncan and Rev. Charles Goins officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 P.M. Saturday before funeral services at Walters Funeral Home. Family and friends will meet Sunday 10 A.M. at Willoughby Cemetery for graveside services and interment. The family requests that memorials be made to: Campbell County Cancer Association, 124 Woodvine Street, Jacksboro, TN 37757. Online condolences for Mr. McGhee may be made at www.waltersfuneralhome.net. Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Edward Lee McGhee.