James Ray McGee, 85

James Ray McGee, of Glendale, died April 11, 2017 at home after a brief illness. He leaves behind his loving wife of 67 years, Betty, son, Jim and daughter, Kelly. His son, John, preceded him in death.

Jim was born May 5, 1931 in Louisville, Colorado. He grew up in Globe and Miami, and married Betty Juliene Crismon on Aug. 1, 1949.

Jim worked at the Coppercity Mine for 19 years. Jim became a Federal Mine Inspector in Kansas and Missouri from 1970-1993.

Funeral services have been held in Peoria, Ariz.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents, John and Nellie McGee; two brothers; two sisters and one son. He is survived by his wife, Betty; son, Jim; daughter, Kelly Fannin; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

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