Edward Paul McGee Sr., a bright and shining light, entered this world on September 9, 1933, in Bloomingdale, OH. He slipped from the bonds of this earthly realm early Tuesday morning, April 29, as the first solar eclipse of 2014 darkened our sun.
Edward Paul McGee Sr., devoted husband, father, brother, lifelong educator, and friend was a beloved son of Spanish and Perrie McGee. He honored and expanded upon his parents' legacies, infusing his father's strong work ethic with his mother's enduring love of family.
Edward married Wilma Johnson, his high school sweetheart, on December 30, 1957. Together, they raised five children: Edward Paul Jr., Kenneth O., David J., Michael, and Alicia Beatrice.
Edward received his Master in Education from Xavier University, and was also a graduate of Central State University and Wayne High School. As an educator and administrator with the Dayton Public School system, Edward conceptualized, designed, and oversaw implementation of a Summer Youth Program, a sustainable model which is still in use in the U.S. and abroad.
Preceded in death by his beloved son, Edward Jr.; his parents; stepmother, Alma McGee; brothers, Claude, Ralph L., James H., and Walter S. McGee; and sisters, Ruby and Sylvia McGee.
Left to mourn his passing is his beloved wife, Wilma; sons, Kenneth, David (Beth), Michael (Monica); daughter, Alicia (Troy); grandchildren and one great-grandchild; sisters, Margaret (Robert) Kline and Penie (Eugene) Young; brothers, Fred (Cornell) McGee and Spanish McGee Jr.; sisters-in-law, Alice and Eunice Johnson and Shirley McGee; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends.
Visitation will be on Tuesday, May 6 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the House of Wheat, Dayton, OH. Funeral services will follows at 1 p.m.