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A resident of the Ava community for 25 years Ernest Glenn McGee Jr., son of Ernest Glenn McGee Sr. and Nellie Jane Knuckles McGee, was born on May 10, 1937 in Piggot, Ark., and departed this life on May 6, 2007, in Pontiac, at the age of 69.
Glenn was a resident of the Ava community for 25 years, moving from the Almartha community. On April 3, 1958, Glenn and Iva Jones were united in marriage in Tijuana, Mexico, and to this union two sons were born. Glenn owned and operated, along with his wife, Iva, the Almartha Saddle Repair Shop on Highway 5 in Ava. He also had worked for Rockwell International for 22 years in California in the Aero Space Division before moving to Missouri.
In his early years in California he enjoyed dirt biking and dune buggies. Glenn enjoyed quail and deer hunting and on weekends he enjoyed the houseboat, even in the winter. He also enjoyed fishing and yearly trips to Laughlin, Nev., to see his sister Jean.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Billy Clay and Arnold Ray, and one sister, Sherry Dean.
He is survived by his wife, Iva, of the home in Ava; two sons and their spouses, Allen D. and Melinda McGee, and Roy E. and Debora McGee, all of Ava; three grandchildren, Kathleen, Shaun and Brandon; one sister, Jean Kelly, Torrance, Calif.; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Services for Glenn were Wednesday, May 9, at 10 a.m. at the Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava, with the Rev. Oren Alcorn officiating. Interment followed in the Ava Cemetery. Online condolences may be made to www.clinkingbeardfuneralhome. com.