William "Bill" McGhee, Jr., age 70, of Hammond, IN, passed away on Saturday, December 24, 2022.
Bill is survived by his partner, Cheryl Raza; children: Telecia McGee, Denisho McGee, William McGee, III, Jondell McGhee, Kendell McGhee; stepdaughter, Katherine Frazier; grandchildren: Tina, Tazahra, Jeremiah, Heaven, Nevaeh, Ketcha and Sheldon, Jr.; sister, Patricia McGee-Holmes; cousins: Christine Johnson, Jesse Johnson, Michelle Johnson, Cordale, Lawrence and James; fond uncle to many; dear friends: Sharon Hicks, Michael Dawson, James Wren and Bessie Wren. Bill was preceded in passing by his parents: William and Julia McGee, Sr.; brother, Jeff McGee; aunt and uncle: James and Mary Johnson; and his nephew, Derek McGee.
A Funeral Service will take place on Wednesday, January 4, 2023, at 12:00pm with Bishop Wallace Johnson, Jr. officiating at LaHayne Funeral Home located at 6955 Southeastern Avenue, Hammond, IN. Burial to follow at Concordia Cemetery, Hammond. Friends are invited to visit with the family on Wednesday, January 4, 2023, from 9:00 AM until time of service at Noon.
William was born July 5, 1952, in Phenix City, Alabama to William and Julia McGee, Sr. He attended Mississippi State Valley College. Bill moved to Hammond about 45 years ago and started working at the Mill in East Chicago. He later went on to work in the Hospitality Industry and spent time at Econo Lounge in Calumet City, Motel 6, Majestic Star Casino and Hard Rock Casino. He loved Alabama, Crimson Tide, The Chicago Bulls, White Sox and Bears. In his youth he enjoyed fishing. Bill always loved helping people. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.