O. Z. McGee, Sr.

O. Z. McGee, Sr., of Star City, passed away on April 25, 2020 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. He was 93.

Mr. McGee was born on October 21, 1926 in Lincoln County to the late Will McGee and Lizzie McGee.

He retired as a station attendant from the Arkansas Highway Department, a United States Army Veteran of World War II and a member of Holly Springs Missionary Baptist Church. He loved the outdoors enjoying gardening, hunting and fishing. He and his wife, raised almost everything they ate. He was a hard worker, a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend.

Mr. McGee was preceded in death by his parents, several brothers and sisters, his daughter, Elizabeth McGee Burr, and a grandson, T. A. Cornish.

Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Mildred Boyd McGee of Star City; one son, O. Z. McGee, Jr. and wife Beth of Star City; one daughter, Mary Cornish and husband Tommy of Warren; one grandson, Josh McGee and wife Erin; three granddaughters, Courtney Wallace and husband Jonathan, Maggie McGee and Brandi Smith and husband Wade; and three great-grandchildren, Cohen, Chloe and Sabrina, and a great great grandson Noah.

Due to Covid-19, a private family graveside service will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Long Pine Family Cemetery.