September 7, 2022

CWO4 Vernon McGee (1933-2022)

We are deeply saddened to report the passing of yet another of our military comrades.

CWO4 Vernon McGee of Rapid City passed away Monday, September 5, 2022.  He was 89 years old.   Vernon only recently affiliated with our Black Hills Chapter of MOAA and had attended our most recent meetings with his wife, Dr. Nancy Fay Phipps.

Vernon was born April 1, 1933 in Jackson, Mississippi to Malcom Daniel and Eula (Westerfield) McGee.  He married Dr. Nancy Phipps on November 6, 1998 in Rapid City.

Vernon is survived by his wife Nancy; daughter Cynthia (Lance) Weaver; grandchildren Michael, Lucinda and Benjamin Weaver, Anne Sewell, as well as two brothers, two sisters, and many friends and extended family.

Vernon was preceded in death by five brothers, a sister, granddaughter, parents, son, and daughter.  

Visitation for CWO4 Vernon McGee was from 5:00-7:00pm Thursday, September 8, at Osheim & Schmidt Funeral Home.  Funeral service was held on Friday, September 9 at the Osheim & Schmidt Funeral Home, 2700 Jackson Blvd. in Rapid City.  

Graveside service and burial with full military honors were conducted on Friday, September 9, at the Black Hills National Cemetery, 20901 Pleasant Valley Drive, Sturgis, South Dakota.