STAR CITY - Harvey M. McGehee, Jr., 92 of Star City, died Thursday at CHI St. Vincent Infirmary. He was born November 14, 1924 in Lincoln County to the late Harvey M. and Velma Burr McGehee. He was a member of Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church and was a delivery man for Borden Milk. He served in the United States Navy during World War II, where his ship, USS LSMR 194, was sunk at Okinawa by a kamikaze pilot. He was a lifetime member of Quapaw Lodge #730, where he was a 32nd degree mason. He also received an honorary archaeology degree from the University of Arkansas.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Louise Henley.
Survivors include his wife, Verniece Harper McGehee of Star City; 3 daughters, Linda (J.T.) Ross of Star City, Patricia (Daniel) Dillard of Benton and Debby (David) Edney of Smackover; brother, Bobby Lee McGehee of S. C.; 4 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
Graveside services are 2PM Monday at Holly Springs Cemetery with Bro. Elmer Byerly and Bro. Craig Henley officiating. Visitation is 12:30-1:30PM Monday at Griffin Funeral Service.
Arrangements by Griffin Funeral Service in Star City. Online guestbook at www.griffinfuneralservice.net.