Kenneth Roger Magee
Kenneth was born September 17, 1934 in Illinois to Maurice Magee and June Hutcherson Magee. Raised in Illinois through high school, he then joined the United States Navy for four years on December 4, 1953. In boot camp, he tied the Naval National Record for marksman shot, then obtained Top Secret Security clearance as a Morse code operator and received the Good Conduct Medal among other awards with his honorable discharge.
He went on to further his education obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Education at Eastern Illinois University. While in college working 2 jobs he also started a softball league and almost won against the best team in Illinois. His nearly 40-year career as an educator began in Braidwood, IL teaching math, PE and coaching. A highlight of his coaching career was playing against Peoria a 5A school only losing by 1 point in the final seconds. Overall basketball coaching record in 12 years was 165 wins 67 losses. He obtained his masters and in 1979 became principle in Rochester, IL. After relocating to Galveston, TX he became a vice principle, math teacher and drivers-ed teacher. His hobbies included painting, golfing and doing magic tricks. Strong in his faith he attended church regularly.
He did numerous paintings some of which he sold and many of which he donated. He was a former member of Elks Lodge. He loved road trips along America’s Country sides, hiking and enjoying landscapes. He cherished his loving relationship with his wife. He was a loving and devoted father to his 5 children.
He is preceded in death by his parents, sister Patricia Doyle and brother Dennis Magee. Survivors included wife Betty Magee, brother Larry Magee (Ruth), his daughter Shannon Magee (Jimmy), son Jeffery Magee, daughter Cassandra Mason (Tony) and two kids Hillary and Chandler and great-grand child Briar, son Thomas Magee (Dorian) and three kids Sofia, Dylan and Benjamin, daughter Julia Tomlinson (Morgan) and two kids Alexandra and Victoria, step-daughter Carmen Harvey (Barrett) and child Brianna, step-daughter Candice Llano-Ross (Anthony) and 5 kids Rick, Joshua, Mario, Angel and Marian, and 2 great grand children.
During his illness we were blessed to be able to care and spend time with Ken during his hospital stay and at home until his passing. The family greatly appreciates all of the prayers, condolences, donations and gifts provided by loved ones. And finally we would like to offer sincere appreciation to the doctors and staff of UTMB and MD Anderson Cancer Center for their many years of service towards his health needs. A special thanks to his devoted doctor of over 30 years Dr. John Moore.
In thewords of Ken, “see you later… not if I see you first”.
Memorial Services will be 5:30pm Saturday, February 18, 2017 at St. John's United Methodist Church, 8200 25th Ave N Texas City, TX with Reverend Stephanie Hughes officiating.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to American Cancer Society and American Heart Association.