In Memoriam - Jack McGee

July 26th, 2012


Jack McGee, 82, former president of the North Texas Conference UM Men, died July 22, 2012 following a life of service to others.

“Jack was a guiding inspiration for UM en in the North Texas Conference. I shall not easily forget his kindness,” said Tom Hull, who succeeded McGee as president.

McGee served in as a second lieutenant in the U S Army during the Korean conflict and was a 1954 graduate of the University of Oklahoma.

In 1954 he opened one of the first Dairy Queen franchises in the Southwest and was appointed postmaster by President Dwight Eisenhower in 1956, a position he held until his 1989 retirement.

Loyal to the UMC for more than 60 years, he chaired the Administrative Council and taught Sunday school in a UMC in Wetumka, Okla., and served on the Oklahoma Conference Boards of Evangelism and Communications, and the Board of Trustees for the Oklahoma Boy's Ranch.

In Irving, he was active in the life of First UMC and served on the board of Promise House, a home for at-risk-youth in Dallas. Under his leadership of UM Men, the conference gave $150,000 to Promise House.