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Jim McGehee

December 15, 2023

Jim McGehee Obituary

James Chilton McGehee, 84, of Mount Airy, NC, passed on into paradise to be with his Lord &
Savior on December 15, 2023. He was born on December 4, 1939 to George & Freeda McGehee
in Hurricane, WV. Jim graduated from Hurricane High School and Morehead College, where he
met the love of his life, Joy Belle Johnson McGehee.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Kimberly Hively (Jeff), James McGehee II
(Nancy), and Shawn Hodge (Curtis); his grandchildren, Emilee Hinsley (Michael), Stephen
Wilson (Erica), Ellen McKinney (Taylor), Grayson Hodge (Gabi), Marshall Hodge, Spencer
McGehee, and Grace McGehee; and, his great-grandchildren: Levi, Hivelee, Carter, Rylan,
Rhye, & Benjamin; and, his siblings, Doug McGehee (Mary Ellen), George Gregory McGehee,
and Mary Margaret Duke (Lonnie).
He was preceded in death by his parents and his grandson, Luke.
James will be remembered as a faithful teacher, coach, and school administrator. The last half of
his life was spent spreading the gospel in numerous ways at First Baptist Church of Hurricane
where he served as the pastoral assistant for 19 years. He was later a deacon and Sunday School
teacher at First Baptist Church of Mount Airy. He taught Sunday School for over 60 years
combined.
Two services will be held. The first memorial service is at 11:00 am on December 20, 2023 at
First Baptist Church of Mount Airy. The second service will be at First Baptist Church of
Hurricane, WV on December 22, 2023. Visitation will begin at 10:00 am with a memorial
service following at 12:00 pm. A private graveside service will follow. In lieu of flowers, the
family requests memorial donations to Mountain Valley Hospice of Mount Airy, NC.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
December 22, 2023

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
First Baptist Church Of Hurricane
Main Street
Hurricane, WV 25526

Funeral Service
Friday
December 22, 2023

12:00 PM
First Baptist Church Of Hurricane
Main Street
Hurricane, WV 25526

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