Breckenridge Texan

Ray Gee

Ray Gee
January 27
11:00 2021

Willis Ray Gee, age 88, of Breckenridge, passed away Friday, December 25, 2020. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, January 30, at Morehart Mortuary chapel with Don Nelson officiating. Services have been entrusted to Morehart Mortuary.

Willis Ray Gee was born April 22, 1932, in Burkburnett, Texas, to parents Willis N. Gee and Cletis D. Matthews Gee. Ray met Will Ann Still in 1949, and they were married in Eliasville, Texas, on May 5, 1950. He served his country in the United States Navy where he became a pipe fitter. He used that trade as a welder for many years throughout the United States and abroad. In 1982, he went to work for The Reinforced Earth Co. and eventually built a shop in Breckenridge that continued to produce the quality of work he was noted for. He retired from the business in 2004. Ray was an active member of the Elliott St. Church of Christ. He took pleasure in helping others, and enjoyed his involvement with the church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Will Ann Gee in 2016; his daughter, Lori Gee Lewis in 2003; two brothers; and one sister.

Mr. Gee is survived by his son, Anthony Gee and wife Janice of Breckenridge; his daughter, Kelly Blevins and husband Mark of Breckenridge; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to World Bible School and may be left at Morehart Mortuary. Condolences may be made online at www.morehartmortuary.net.

 

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