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Fred L. McGee, 74, of Mt. Carmel, Illinois, passed away July 8, 2019, at Midtown Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Indiana.
He was born August 15, 1944, in Tell City, Indiana, the son of Theophilus and Emma (Jackson) McGee. On March 29, 1964, Fred married the love of his life, Linda French, in Mt. Carmel, Illinois.
Fred was a member of the First Apostolic Church in Mt. Carmel. He worked as a commercial truck driver his entire life. Fred was quite the jokester and never met a stranger. He enjoyed attending car shows and loved spending time with his family, especially the grandchildren.
Left to cherish Fred’s memory is his wife of 55 years, Linda; children, Terry McGee and his wife Rhonda of Mt. Carmel; Fred McGee and his wife Sheila of Mt. Carmel; Kimberley Fryrear and fiancé Jason Huck of Patoka, Indiana; Michelle Slunder and her husband Karl of Mt. Carmel; Jamie McGee and his fiancé Brittany Strockbine of Lawrenceville, Illinois; Nick McGee and his wife Audrey of Mt. Carmel; 15 grandchildren, Zach, Sarah, Tasha, Shea, Zach, Brad, D.J. Whittney, Ashley, Kristin, Riley, Kaylee, Colton, Paisley and Callen; several great-grandchildren; and siblings, Paul (Sue) McGee of Mt. Carmel and Gene McGee of Princeton, Indiana.
Fred was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be held Friday, July 12, 2019, from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Short Funeral Home, 527 N. Mulberry Street, Mt. Carmel, Illinois. The funeral service will take place Saturday, July 13, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. also at Short Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Highland Memorial Cemetery.
Memorials can be made to the First Apostolic Church. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home or may be made online at www.short-cunninghamfh.com. They also can be mailed to Short Funeral Home at
P. O. Box 397, Mt. Carmel, Illinois 62863.
Condolences may be made online at www.short-cunninghamfh.com
Short-Cunningham Funeral Home is honored to serve Fred’s family.
First Apostolic Church
1121 Cedar Street, Mt. Carmel IL 62863