George Wendell McGhee, 76, of Alexander died Jan. 31 in Bryant.
He was born June 18, 1936, in Maryville, Tenn., to Charles and Jennie McGhee.
George served in the Marines during the Korean War and was a postman, a barber, a salesman and a small businessman. He sold and repaired power tools throughout the Central Arkansas region and owned C & W Tool and Equipment Supply Inc. in Little Rock. He was an honest and hard-working man all his life. He was stubborn and driven, and he loved country music, Oreos and cornbread with milk. He loved his children and grandchildren, who called him â€śGrumpy", traveling in his fifth wheel, fishing and playing cards.
George is survived by his ex-wife and good friend, Virginia Hunt McGhee of North Little Rock; sons, Anthony George McGhee and wife Laura of North Little Rock, Michael Andrew McGhee and wife Marsha of Little Rock, and Jason Eric McGhee and wife Janet of Little Rock; a daughter, Andrea McGhee McManus and husband Shane of Mohawk, N.Y.; his twin brother, Charles Winston McGhee and wife Yumie of Atoka, Tenn.; and an older brother, Hugh Mason McGhee of Maryville, Tenn.Â
He is also survived by eight grandchildren: Danielle White and husband Matt; Amy Harrison and husband Bobby; Erin Calaway and husband Andrew; Casen McGhee, Kara McGhee, Logan McGhee, Tiernan McManus, and Anna Claire McGhee; and step-grandchildren Jackson and Ava McDonald. Also surviving are a niece, Diana McGhee; nephews, Charles Wendell McGhee, Ronald Ray McGhee, Michael Hugh McGhee and Mark Mason McGhee; and three great-grandchildren, Abraham, Samuel and Simone Harrison.
A graveside service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery, 1501 West Maryland Ave., North Little Rock. Funeral arrangements are by Roller-Ballard Funeral Home in Benton.Â
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Saline Memorial Health Foundation, #1 Medical Park Drive, Benton, AR 72015 (Please note on donation â€śFor Hospice House.")
Online guestbook: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/ballard.
Family comments: You can breathe now, Grumpy, Dad, Brother, Uncle and Friend. We will always love you and you will forever be in our hearts.