After a valiant battle against cancer, on June 7, 2012, Michael Anthony “Mickey” Garee of Rockwall passed away peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones.
He was born in Dallas on Jan. 4, 1947, to Floyd E. Garee and Bobbie Jean McCarter. On Jan. 8, 1983, he married the love of his life, Georgia Brown “Brownie” Ross Garee. After graduating from W.W. Samuell High School in 1965, serving in the United States Air Force, and retiring as a sales rep for Julius Schepps/Republic Beverage, Mickey enjoyed helping Brownie at her company, Rockwall Printing, and various charity work with Kiwanis.
Mickey lived life to the fullest and loved spending time with family and friends, bowling, boating, golf, poker (Vidiot), motorcycles and watching old westerns. Memories of Mickey will be cherished by his loving wife of 30 years, Brownie (“Shadow”); his children, Joshua (Meagan) and Courtney (Jeremy); his grandchildren, Laney, Declan and Ever; his Aunt Mary Nell; and numerous relatives and close friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, stepfather Richard “Dick” Wilbur and sister Sherrie Garee.
A charity has been set up to honor Mickey’s memory and to fulfill his wish to help children with cancer and their families. Donations may be made to Kiwanis Club of Rockwall County, P.O. Box 903, Rockwall, TX 75087. Make checks payable to Kiwanis and reference “Mickey Garee Children’s Cancer Fund.”
His memorial service will be at 4 p.m., Tuesday, June 19, in the Rockwall Wedding Chapel, 305 South Fannin, Rockwall, TX 75087. A celebration of Mickey’s life will immediately follow in the reception hall and pavillion.
Lincoln Funeral Home, 8100 Fireside Drive, Dallas, TX 75217, (214) 398-8133, is in charge of arrangements.
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Published on  June 14, 2012