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LAKE WORTH - John H. "Johnnie" McGee of Lake Worth, a sales representative, died Tuesday after a lengthy illness. He was 69. Funeral will be at 10 a.m. today at Biggers Funeral Chapel. Interment will be in Springtown Cemetery.

Mr. McGee was born in Fort Worth and was a lifetime area resident. He had lived in Lake Worth since 1959. He had been a sales representative for Brown, Moore & Flint, a food brokerage firm, for about eight years. He also was a part-time country and western musician. He had played the fiddle with several local country and western groups. He was an Army veteran of World War II.

Survivors: Son, John Louis McGee of Saginaw; two daughters, Merilyne F. McGee of Fort Worth and Janetta McGee Mesa of Lake Worth; two brothers, George L. McGee and Ernest McGee, both of Fort Worth; and sister, Arty Rockwell of Fort Worth.

(Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Fort Worth, TX, 17 Dec 1993, Page 36 - courtesy of Tedd Cocker)

(courtesy of Helen Parker)

Grave marker for John H. McGee in the Springtown Cemetery, Springtown (Parker county), Texas.

John enlisted at Dallas, TX on 11 August 1943 and after completion of basic training and jump school was transferred to F Company, 508th at Camp Mackall, NC.

Pvt McGee jumped into Normandy on D-Day, 6 June 1944 and was captured that same day.  He was liberated from Stalag 4B Muhlberg Sachsen 51-13 the following year.