Allan J. McGee, Sr

  • Born: December 16, 1958
  • Died: August 8, 2021
  • Location: Caddo Mills, Texas

Charles W. Smith & Sons Funeral Home

2343 Lake Rd.
Lavon, TX 75166

Tribute & Message From The Family

Allan J. McGee of Olean, New York better known as "Poppa Bear" Left home August 8th, 2021 to be with our Heavenly Father. He was proceeded in death by his Mother Bonnie Babb. He is survived by his Father Amos McGee, 3 brothers and 3 sisters' numerous nieces and nephews.

Gram and Poppa Bear married in 1977, They received the gift of 2 sons, A J, wife Kieu ly and 4 children. Alexandra, Buddy (Scooter) Eli and Dalton. Stephen, wife Patience and 4 children, Tea, Traison, Talon and Tavin.

For many years he worked in the oilfield and transitioned into Specialty Construction and became a business owner for 21 years traveling North America.

When home, he enjoyed his grand kids, love playing games inside or out, always thinking about the summer time place of work so the grandkids could see the world as he did. With his knowledge of the industry, his phone was always ringing, willing to share his thoughts. He passed down his knowledge and ethics to his sons.

"Poppa bear" will be loved and missed by many


Condolence & Memory Journal

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.

Posted by A friend   December 01, 2021

Today was a sad day for me, and for all of the friends and family of Mr. Allan McGee, whom was put to rest tonight. Allan was a true friend and professional in the blast and paint industry, as well as a strong family leader. Allan would make a tough project a success for ABS Blast, BASIC, the representatives and the customer. Satisfaction was always guaranteed working with Allan and his sons Steven, AJ and his wife Brenda.

I have known and worked with Allan for over 25 years, and all I can say. He was the best of the best. God will take care of you now my longtime friend and colleague. We will all miss you Allan.

Lance Gayle

Posted by Lance Gayle - Corsicana, TX - Friend   August 16, 2021

I would like to express my condolences to the entire McGee family. Allan was a business owner that truly cared about his employees, customers, and most importantly his family. His hard work and dedication has left a lasting impression on those he came in contact with. He was always willing to listen and educate our sales team during our installations. When Allan was involved in our projects you knew he was going to exceed the customers expectations. Allan you will be missed by so many people, but your legacy will live on through your "boys". May God grant you eternal peace.

Posted by JOHN HEINZELMAN - indianapolis, IN - Coworker   August 16, 2021

I've had the pleasure of knowing and working with Allan for about 20 years. Allan was a Legend in our eyes. He worked HARD, harder than most and always committed to satisfaction and getting the job done right. He never hesitated to patiently answer and/or explain any question I might have about projects or installation specifics. I respected and appreciated Allan for his commitment to his family, his customers and his business. He was a kind hearted soul and his absence will be greatly missed by many. His Sons have big shoes to fill but Allan trained them - so I have no doubt that Allan's legacy will carry on through them. My heart aches for this loss. Prayers and many hugs to the family!

Posted by Cassie Carlisle - Garland, TX - Coworker   August 16, 2021

I was saddened to learn of Allan's passing earlier this week and my heart goes out to his family. I have known Allan for over 20 years and have nothing but the utmost admiration and respect for him. His mechanical skills in the field were unmatched and there was never a job or a problem too big for him to take on headfirst.
He was one of the hardest working guys I have ever met. He always recognized that the customer came first, and the job would always be done right and without compromise. His honest, straightforward manner made him well liked by everyone that interacted with him. He earned their respect.
He was sometimes ambitious to a fault, taking on more than seemed possible but he always found a way to pull it all off. He was always driven to do the best for his family and his business.
He has taught his sons well and it is my hope they will carry on his legacy moving forward.
Long may they run.

Posted by Matt Steinmann - Atlanta, GA - Coworker   August 14, 2021

Allan will be always be remembered as a legend in our business. Utmost respect for him & his family. Allan could never say no to a problem. He always found a solution regardless of the problem. He will always be remembered in the highest regard.

Posted by Derek Pawlivsky - The Woodlands, TX - Coworker   August 13, 2021

I met Allan through a business connection but he quickly became someone who I enjoyed working with and talking about various life and work things.
He was always there to help me when I had question I just could not figure out.
He will be sorely missed by everyone here and I want his family to know how highly we thought on him


First my condolences to the McGee family, Allen was a friend to everyone he came in contact with, and leaves a void in the hearts of all who knew him with his passing. As we all make our journey through life we come in contact with many people, but very few leave a lasting impression as Allen did everywhere he went.
I received calls from all over the country requesting Allan and his boys do our equipment installation, because they knew Allan only did things one way.....the right way!

Allan will be missed by all who knew him...God Speed my friend.

Posted by Eric/Judy Thomas - PLANO, TX - Coworker   August 13, 2021