Charles ‘Chuck’ Eldon McGhee

Published 1:30 pm Thursday, February 16, 2023

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Charles (Chuck) Eldon McGhee, 89, of Lebanon, Tenn., passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2023 at The Pavilion.

He was preceded in death by parents, Eldon and Louise McGhee and sister, Carol Diane McGhee.

He is survived by: wife of 68 years, Norma Jean McGhee; children, Charles Robert “Bobby” McGhee, Teresa McGhee Dye, and Tamara “Tammi” (Ron) Pavan; sister, Mary (Marvin) Heskett; grandchildren, Robby McGhee, Sabrina (Nick) Cabrera, Victoria McGhee, Kristen (Zac) O’Dell, Michael “Joey” (Nicole) Dye, Cody (Sarah) Dye, Caleb Dye, Madison (DeJeay) Woods, Jenna (Brett) Burns, Mason (Halle) Pavan; great-grandchildren, Jayden McGhee, Devin McGhee, Ambria Godsie, Trever Godsie, Robert Deaner, Aidan Cabrera, Dominic Ryan, LaRaine Ryan, Destiny Wingfield, Timothy O’Dell, Odin Dye, Zoey Dye, Ransom Dye, Linley Woods and Calloway Woods; great-great-grandchildren, Emmrie Ross and Ezrah Ross; nieces, nephews, and other loving family members.

Mr. McGhee was a US Air Force Veteran and graduated from Lipscomb University.

He was an electrical engineer and then became a Church of Christ minister and served as a community minister for over 40 years, retiring from the Fort Ave Church of Christ in Virginia. He was also a vocational counselor working with veterans.

He was a member of College Hills Church of Christ and was loved and respected by all who knew him.

Private family services will be held.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Mr. McGhee’s name to: Compassionate Hands, PO Box 1156, Lebanon, TN 37088 (

Partlow Funeral Chapel in care of arrangements. (615 -444-7007