John French Gee, 92, of Front Royal, Virginia, formerly of Arlington, died Saturday, May 2, 2015, in Warren Memorial Hospital in Front Royal.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 14, at 11:00 a.m. at the Community Baptist Church in South Riding, Virginia, conducted by Pastor Mike Aylestock. Burial will be at 1:30 p.m. in Stonewall Memory Gardens in Manassas.
Mr. Gee was born November 3, 1922, in Paris, Texas, son of the late James French Gee. He was married to the late Lorraine Margaret Booth Gee.
He began work as a bookkeeper and then joined the U. S. Army Signal Corp. He was drafted into the army during World War II and became a member of a tank division. He gathered experience in 1943 in electrical engineering where he was required to build a television set and ham radio. He was transferred to the Defense Department in budget and accounting. Following retirement from the Pentagon he performed tax work and partnerships for H & R Block. He enjoyed reading science fiction and political novels and even some target shooting. He was very knowledgeable in Civil War history. He very much enjoyed ballroom dancing with his longtime friend and companion Yvonne Glenney and was a member of the Capital Cotillion.
Mr. Gee attended the Cherrydale Baptist Church in Arlington and attended the Community Baptist Church in South Riding.
Along with his friend and companion Yvonne Glenney, Mr. Gee is survived by his son James Gee of Springfield and his wife Signe; three granddaughters Rachel Kerns, Christine Olivaria, and Rebeckah Gee; and three great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 10:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. prior to the service at the church after which a luncheon will be provided.