Hugh Page ‘Barney’ McGee


Hugh Page “Barney” McGee, 75, of Buckhannon, died Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, at St. Joseph’s NCF in Buckhannon.

He was born Sept. 13, 1942, in Clarksburg, a son of the late Leslie F. and Eunice Hall McGee.

On Nov. 17, 1979, he married Ruth Nicholson, who survives.

Also surviving are one son, Hugh McGee Jr. and wife, SarahJean, of Buckhannon; one sister, Mildred “Millie” McGee Beer of Buckhannon; three sisters-in-law, Betty McGee of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Rosalie Phillips of Sewickley, Pennsylvania, and Martha Nicholson of Canal Fulton, Ohio; his beloved dog, Biscuit “P Hounddog;” and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Lowell F. McGee; and three brothers-in-law, Howard Lee Phillips, Allen R. Beer and Robert G. Nicholson.

Mr. McGee was a delivery truck driver for A.G. Shannon’s Hardware of Buckhannon. After 21 years of service, he retired as a custodian at Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School. He was a member of the Bethany Baptist Church in Hall, since July 17, 1955, when he was baptized, then attended the North Buckhannon United Methodist Church, and in later years, the First United Methodist Church in Buckhannon.

Friends will be received today from 5-8 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Buckhannon. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church with the Rev. Steven Meadows officiating. Burial will follow in the Bethany Baptist Cemetery in Hall.

Online condolences may be made to the family at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.