Shirley Ruth McGee

Published 4:28 pm Wednesday, April 26, 2023

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Shirley Ruth McGee, 86, of Johnson City, Tenn., passed away peacefully at Johnson City Medical Center on Tuesday, April 25, 2023, after a brief illness. A native of Carter County, she was born on May 9, 1936 to the late Johnie and Daisy McGee.
Shirley was a graduate of Happy Valley High School and received her degree in Accounting at East Tennessee State College. After college, she began her career at Elizabethton Federal Savings and Loan. She worked at the Bemberg location for 43 years and served as the branch Vice President.
Shirley was a lifelong member of Sinking Creek Baptist Church where she served as treasurer for 61 years and also played the piano and organ for the church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by several aunts and uncles.
Those left to cherish her memory are her special cousins, Bob McGee, Betty Onks, Tom Crumley, Carolyn McNeil (Jerry), Hazel Shirley, Margret Desantos, Jimmy Crumley (Lisa), Johnny Crumley (Karen), Joann Eckland, Connie Shriver (Greg) and Mike Crumley (Connie); special friends, Wesley Wolfe and husband Jake; and special cat, “kitty.” Many other cousins and special friends also survive.
A funeral service to honor the life of Shirley will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, May 1, at Sinking Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Chuck Babb officiating. The family will receive friends at the church between the hours of 1 and 2 p.m. Monday. Friends may also call at the church between the hours of 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. The entombment and committal service will follow in the Mausoleum of Peace at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the log church fund at or by sending donations to Sinking Creek Baptist Church, 2313 Elizabethton Highway, Johnson City, TN 37601. Online condolences may be shared with the family on our website at
Hathaway-Percy Funeral and Cremation Services are honored to serve the McGee family. Office: (423) 543-5544.

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