Jerry Wayne

November 13, 1946 - June 29, 2021

Jerry Wayne McGee, age 74, passed away June 29, 2021.

Visitation will be Saturday, July 3, 2021 from 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM at Faith Church.  His service will follow at 3:00 PM at the church.  Burial will be at Tri Cities Memorial Gardens.

Jerry grew up in Florence, Alabama and attended Mars Hill Bible School, Coffee High School, and Florence State University. He enjoyed a career in finance while working at Associates Finance and then going into banking where he was Vice President with First Colbert Bank in Tuscumbia. He furthered his career as a Real Estate Broker owning his own business, Tennessee Valley Realty. For the past several years he has owned and operated McGee Properties and Appraisals.

Jerry was a passionate musician and a contributor to the music scene in the Shoals area.  He often told others he had a day job just to support his music habit.  Jerry created his “Jerry and the Jukebox Band” to play weddings and events.  His bands showcased some of the Shoals’ area top musicians through the years.  Additionally, Jerry McGee and Mickey Buckins promoted musical talent near and far through their Muscle Shoals Songwriters Showcase for numerous years.  He truly loved helping others to succeed.

He was preceded in death by his parents; James Shannon McGee and Della Kathleen McGee (Kat); and his brother, James Ray McGee.

He is survived by his children; son, Shannon McGee (Amanda) of Holly Springs, MS; daughter, Molly Austin (Kenley); and son, Brian McGee (Alison), grandchildren; Blake Hardy, Ashley Bice, Connor Austin, Rylan McGee, Evelyn McGee, and Madeline McGee; and Susan Young (the mother of his children). He also leaves behind cherished childhood friends, classmates and musician soulmates, too numerous to mention.

Pallbearers will be Blake Hardy, Connor Austin, Rylan McGee, Chris Soileau, Jeff Soileau, Jimmy McGee, Graham Spencer, and John Paul Springer.

The family would like to say a special thanks to family and friends for their prayers, love, and support during Jerry’s illness.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, the Alabama Music Hall of Fame, or a charity of your choice.


July 3, 2021
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Faith Church, Florence Blvd, Florence, AL


July 3, 2021
3:00 pm

Williams Funeral Home Chapel


Spry Williams Funeral Home, Helton Drive, Florence, AL, USA

July 3, 2021 3:00 pm

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July 3, 2021
4:00 pm

Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens


Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens, Florence Boulevard, Florence, AL, USA

July 3, 2021 4:00 pm

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10 Comments on “Jerry Wayne McGee”

  1. Praying God Speed Healing and Comfort in Loss and May my Cousin be at Peace, Love you, Aunt Opal and Cousin Donna

  2. Jerry will be missed by many . He was always happy go lucky and loved helping people. I’ve know Jerry many years and he was always a kind gentleman to me . He loved music and was very talented. Prayers and comfort to the family. RIP Jerry !
    Love ya,
    Susan Behel

  3. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Jerry. He was a good friend and classmate. Linda Romine Allen

  4. My prayers go out to all of Jerry’s family. I know Jerry when we were young kids and that was many years ago. Jerry will be missed by many folks all over the world. To all his family, God bless each of you. R.I.P. Jerry.

  5. Jerry was probably the funniest, most gracious, and most generous man Cheryl and I ever met. He was much more talented than he gave himself credit for, as well. I remember when he came to a friend’s funeral in Florence and he, and Cheryl, and I were the only folks there. She died of AIDS and even her family wouldn’t come. His presence there garnered even more respect for him from us. Just the kind of person he had always been, no judgement, only kindness. You left us too soon, man, but we’ll see you in the next chapter!! Lots of love, Britt and Cheryl Meacham. RIP Jerry!

  6. Jerry will be missed greatly! Kind, smart, funny, talented… yet humble soul. A genuinely caring friend who was an asset to the community in many ways, a gift to all who knew him well. My heart goes out to his family and close friends. May the memories, music, and stories comfort you!

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