James R. Gee

April 24, 1970 - November 29, 2023

WAYNESBORO – James Ray “Jamie” Gee, 53, husband of Tham Gee, passed away Wednesday, November 29, 2023.

Jamie was born on April 24, 1970 in Akron, Ohio and was the middle son of James Edmond Gee and the late Helen Jomayne (Dorsey) Gee. He graduated from Buffalo Gap High School in 1988, and was employed by Virginia Panel Corporation for 33 years as a computerized numeric control machinist, retiring as a supervisor in 2021. He had worked for the past two years for BSC Paving. Jamie was meticulous and skilled as both a machinist and a mechanic. He was crazy about Harleys and Ford trucks, and enjoyed using his mind and his hands to fix things. Jamie was an avid sportsman. Active in numerous sports in high school, he continued to follow them enthusiastically throughout his life. He also enjoyed helping Tham with her garden. He was a loving and devoted husband.

Jamie was preceded in death by his mother, Helen Jomayne (Dorsey) Gee; a nephew, Scotty R. Gee, Jr.; and a great-niece, Maggi Peterson.

Surviving are his wife of four years, Tham Gee; his father and step-mother, James and Neila Gee of West Augusta; two step sons, Jesse Forloines of Texas, and Kevin Hoang (Jessica) along with their four children of Lyndhurst; two brothers, Scotty R. Gee (Alice) of Churchville, and Christopher M. Gee (Melissa) of Staunton; a step brother, Paul Taylor of Summersville, W.Va.; uncles and aunts James Dorsey (Darlene) of Churchville, Georgie Kay Bosserman (Willie) of West Augusta, Patsy Osborne (Jimmy) of Indore, W.Va. and Libby Gee Smith of Craigsville, W.Va.; nieces and nephews Stephanie Gee Ferguson (Mark) of Fishersville, Benjamin R. Gee (Michelle) of Churchville, Kristyn Gee and Camden Gee, both of Staunton; three great-nephews, Paden Gee, Jermi Stroemple and Trent Karicofe; and his beloved canine companion, “Jasmine.”

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 3 in the chapel of Bear Funeral Home, officiated by Ronald Martin. Burial will follow in West Augusta Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Benji Gee, Stacy McCray, Allan Losh, Trevor Colvin, Mark Ferguson, Paden Gee, Jermi Stroemple, Trent Karicofe, and Billy Lobdell.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be directed to West Augusta Cemetery, c/o Larry Hamilton, 26 Deerfield Valley Rd., West Augusta, VA 24485.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at bearfuneralhome.com.