He was born in Canton on April 25, 1950 to John W. and Robertine (Gilpin) McGee. He married Cheryl Jones on June 13, 1970 at South Park United Methodist Church, Canton. She survives.
Also surviving are his mother, Robertine McGee of Canton; two children, Amy (Eric) Pollitt and John McGee, both of Canton; four grandchildren, Tori, Paige, and Ian Pollitt, and Caden McGee; and one sister, Marilynn Royal of Canton.
He was preceded in death by his father.
He received his Bachelors degree in Engineering from SIU.
Del retired from Caterpillar after 41 years of service, and spent the last 5 years working in the Sporting Goods department at Farm King.
He was a member of the Canton Elks Lodge, Whitetails Unlimited, Pheasants Forever, and the Elmwood and Smithfield Gun Clubs. His greatest passion during his retirement was working with the youth of the Canton High School Archery Team and watching his grandchildren play sports.
He was a member of the US Army Reserves for several years.
Cremation Rites have been accorded.
A memorial service will be held at 10:00 am Saturday, November 1, 2014 at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton, where visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 pm Friday, October 31, 2014. Pastor Derick Bacon will officiate.
The family request that in lieu of flowers memorials be made to the Canton High School Archery Team.
To view Del’s memorial DVD or leave the family online condolences, please visit www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com
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