Services for Craig Edward Magee Jr., 73, of Milano were held Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009, at Phillips and Luckey Funeral Home with Rev. Wayne Shuffield officiating. Burial was in I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Mr. Magee died Saturday, Oct. 31, at Scott & White Hospital in Temple.

He was born Dec. 24, 1935, in Hungerford to Craig Edward Magee Sr. and Dessie (Calaway) Magee.

Mr. Magee has lived most of his life in Milam County and was a graduate of Milano High School in 1954.

He started work at Alcoa soon after graduating from school. He was working in environmental control when he retired on Feb. 1, 1998, after 43 years.

He ser ved as president of United Steel Workers for a number of years and helped establish Rockdale Federal Credit Union.

Mr. Magee enjoyed watching the Dallas Cowboys, Houston Astros, fishing, ranching, being with his family, planting his garden and giving most of it to family and friends.

He and Joyce Mullinax were married on Aug. 6, 1954, at Battetown Baptist Church.

Mr. Magee was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Marion Chris Magee and Charles Dav id Magee; and a brother-in-law, Ray Mullinax.

Survivors are his wife, Joyce Magee of Milano; three sons, James Edward Magee and friend Millie Brook s of Thorndale, Charles Dennis Magee and wife Lillie of Milano, Leslie Craig Magee and wife Maria of Rockdale; a daughter, Sharon Kay Garza and husband Arthur of Rockdale; a brother, John Magee of Rockdale; a sister, Jo Ella Hairston and husband Orbie of Temple; four sisters-in-law, Patty Magee of La Porte, Wanda Magee of Bryan, Helen Mullinax of Spring, Charlene Magee of Georgetown; and an aunt, Betty McDonald of Rockdale; also, 13 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

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