Mr. James Clinton "Jim" McGee

September 30, 1945 – November 15, 2019

James Clinton “Jim” McGee, age 74, passed away peacefully in his home on November 15, 2019. He was born on September 30, 1945. Jim was a 1963 graduate of Fort Payne High School; he attended Auburn University from 1963-1965, and later graduated from Jacksonville State University in 1968. Jim retired from the City of Fort Payne in 2011 after serving as the City Clerk for 27 years. Anyone who knew him, knew of his deep love for his children and grandchildren, and his passion for music, and political “debate”. Jim was a member of First United Methodist Church and had many long-time friends.

Survivors include his daughter, Kristi Trowbridge (Steve) of Hoover, AL; his son, James Dustin “Dusty” McGee (Janie) of Fort Payne, AL; granddaughters-Taylor & Mary Morgan Trowbridge; grandsons, Quinn & Owen McGee; and cousins- Morgan Stout (Janet), Becky Gilbreath, Alan Arber, David Stout (Lee). Preceded in death by his parents- Arvel Clinton “Rex” McGee & Mary Gladys (McSpadden) McGee, and his sister- Barbara Jean “Bobbi” McGee.

In lieu of flowers the Family requests donations to the development of Fort Payne Main Street. (



Date of Visitation: Sunday, November 17, 2019

Visitation Location: Burt Chapel-Fort Payne

Visitation Time: 1:00 PM-3:00 PM


Date of Funeral: Monday, November 18, 2019

Funeral Location: Graveside Service at Glenwood Cemetery

Funeral Time: 11:00 AM

Officiating: Rev. Jim Russell


Date of Burial: Monday, November 18, 2019
Burial Location: Glenwood Cemetery

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5 entries.
Cathy Ayres from Mentone wrote on November 18, 2019 at 2:24 pm:
Dusty & Kristy, prayers are with you both, sorry for your loss. Jim Rest in peace. Cathy Ayres
Maribeth Freeman from Fort Worth wrote on November 17, 2019 at 5:14 pm:
I was grieved to hear of Jim passing. Jim was a special spirit and I know how missed he will be.
I knew Jim as a deep thinker who mixed genius with a keen sense of sociability and pleasure, kind in spirit, loving his children and loved ones deeply.
Jim loved my cooking and I would take him plates to City Hall or he would come pick up a quiche or plate when he saw I was cooking on Facebook.
He encouraged me to find myself and be myself which I always deeply appreciated about him. He made everyone feel special in their own right because he has a knack for finding the best in others and pointing it out.
I grew to love Jim as a very special person.
I thought of him as a glue in Fort Payne, always wanting to see it thrive and giving of himself to attain that.
His service to his community was long and committed, steady and on fleek.
His music taste was impeccable, a love we shared through out the years.
I know he is united with his sister, Mom and Dad and is free of worldly illness and pain and that satisfies my soul but I will always think of Jim in a special way. He was one of the best and that ain't always the easiest to be!
Explore large Jimbo! You can always know you were deeply loved on this planet but it is time for you to explore the realms of we's from here. Prayers for your family and friends who will have many days of missing and treasuring you.
With deep gratitude for knowing you and sympathy for those you loved,
Sarah Tate Haase from Alabaster, Alabama wrote on November 17, 2019 at 2:12 am:
So sorry to hear about Jim. I have known him most of my life and thought the world of him and his little grin.
DOT Norrell from Fort Payne, AL wrote on November 15, 2019 at 10:27 pm:
Jim has been a friend for many years. He will be missed. So sorry for your loss
Peggy Lankford Bailey from Jackson, Alabama wrote on November 15, 2019 at 8:51 pm:
Jim and my husband, the late Ben Bailey, worked together for the city and became good friends. Though I don't reside in Fort Payne now, Jim and I have been friends on Facebook for years. He and I agreed on politics and I enjoyed the lively discussions he would provoke. Rest in Peace, my friend.

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