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Public is invited to parade honoring 'Gee' Friday at 6

Life-long Greer icon leaving town this week

By Jim Fair, Editor
Published on Wednesday, November 18, 2015

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Lonnie

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Lonnie "Gee" McGee took it upon himself to lead the Greer Marching Band, as if to announce its arrival at parades, football games and other appearances.

 



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Gee is front and center at the intersection of Main and Poinsett streets as he signals the approaching Greer High School contingent in the annual Greer Christmas Parade.
 

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Gee is front and center at the intersection of Main and Poinsett streets as he signals the approaching Greer High School contingent in the annual Greer Christmas Parade.

 



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Friday's parade route to honor Lonnie

Courtesy: Greer Police Department

Friday's parade route to honor Lonnie "Gee" McGee. The parade begins at 6 p.m.

 

Lonnie "Gee" McGee, a Greer icon with his presence at virtually every significant event and man about town, is leaving Greer this week for Clinton.

Gee, as he is affectionately known to generations of greater Greer citizens of all professions, is moving to a care center in Clinton, according to a Greer Police Department release.

Gee has been residing with his aunt, who has been diagnosed with cancer, and will be unable to provide daily care for one of Greer's most renown personalities.

GreerToday.com will feature Gee in a series of stories and photos beginning Thursday through Saturday featuring the remarkable memories and love that has followed his life in Greer.

The GPD and Greer High School is honoring Gee with a parade Friday before the state playoff game between Union County versus Greer at Dooley Field. Game time is 7:30 p.m.

The public is invited to line the parade route (map below). The parade begins at 6 p.m. at the BB&T parking lot at the intersection of Memorial Drive Extension and Village Road. It will enter the stadium from Village Road where it will take a final lap.

Gee will be brought into the stadium by members of the Greer Yellow Jackets football team, the marching band, which, Gee traditionally leads, cheerleaders, the Greer Police Department and Greer Fire Department.

Halftime ceremonies will celebrate Gee’s contribution to Greer as a symbol of one of the city’s most favorite sons.

 

 

 

 

 

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