George G. McBee

Profile Updated: March 8, 2010
George G. McBee
Class Year: 1946
Residing In: Bryan, TX USA
Spouse/Partner: Janie
Occupation: Professor Emeritus
Children: A. Cynthia Kay McBee Cummings, born 1956, C.P.A. graduate of Texas A&M, 1978
a. Two children: More…Jennifer Bubel, graduate of Texas A&M & David Cummings to graduate from Texas A&M in Aug., 2010.

B. Nancy Gail McBee Wells, born 1958, graduate of Texas A&M
a. Two children, Matthew, U.S. Army, Michael, student at Texas A&M to graduate in May 2011.
Military Service: U. S. Army  
Yes! Attending Reunion

After completion of school at Carbon, I attended Ranger Jr. College. After graduation, I enrolled at Texas A&M University and graduated in 1951 with B.S. degree in Agronomy & commission as 2nd Lt. in U. S. Army. Called to active duty within 6 weeks and served as a Company Commander from 1952-53 in the Korean War in combat with Communist Chinese.
Upon return to United States accepted employment as an Ass't. Co. Agent, Extension Service in San Antonio, TX. While there, I met my wife to be, Ida Jane (Janie) and we were married June 25, 1954.
Returned to Texas A&M in 1954 and completed M.S. degree in soil chemistry. Our first daughter, Cindy was born while there. Upon graduation, I accepted employment as area agronomist with the Extension Service at Weslaco, TX. Our second daughter, Nancy Gail was born in 1958. Relocated back to College Station in 1960 as a State wide Agronomist.
Was offered an Anderson-Clayton fellowship in 1962 and began work toward a Ph.D. degree which I completed in 1965. Accepted a position as a professor at Texas A&M University and retired in 1989. During the interval, I was transferred to Lubbock, TX in 1969 as Director of the Texas A&M Research Center located there and returned to the A&M campus in 1975 as a Professor in both resesarch and teaching.
I continued to remain in the Army Reserves after returning from the Korean War and retired in 1978 as a Lt. Col.
As indicated elsewhere, Janie and I have four grandchildren, Jennifer, David, Matthew & Michael which we communicate and visit with regularly and "really" enjoy.
After retirement, Janie and I have travelled, having visited much of the United States and several of the countries in Europe, including Germany, France, U. K., Italy, Switzerland, Scandinavian nations and Russia. I was also asked to serve as a consultant on a team sent to Russia to advise them on food crop production. That was a very interesting trip which showed the austere conditions that exist in Russia.
Both Janie and I teach a Sunday School class at the First Baptist Church in Bryan. Janie is active in several volunteer activities including serving as a Docent at the Bush Presidential Library located on the University campus. I have continued as a member of the Kiwanis club and am involved in several of their projects such as building ramps on homes of disabled people.
We both enjoy visiting in Eastland, attending church at the Mangum Baptist Church and participation at our Carbon School campus.

School Story:

The school years at Carbon were very enjoyable, educational and provide many pleasant memories. The years occurred during the depression era and World War II. We had very little money and not many places to go for teenage entertainment. One of the "big" events was our class plays. During my senior year, we would go at nights to the school auditorium to practice. On one of these occasions, we noticed a pane was missing from the upper part of the door at the south entrance of the school building. Concurrently, about 4-5 of we senior boys noticed there were several stray dogs and cats that "seemed" to want a place to spend the night. Our idea was to catch those animals that we could and insert them through the pane into the building. My understanding is that the building was a noisy place, more likely resembling a kennel when Mr. Hayes, custodian arrived the next morning to open the building to begin the school day. Of course, upon inquiry, our memories completely failed us as to who participated in the event.

Do you still have family in the Carbon area?

I only have a third cousin living in Eastland.

How old do you feel?

I turned 80 on August 15, 2009, but still play golf,
travel, work in the yard and do various physical exercises, thus don't feel as old as some think an 80 year old person should.

What are your favorite places to go?

Travel to National Parks, significant sites within other states, concerts, good restaurants and of course church and church functions.

What is the title of the last book you read?

Life of King David.

What is your favorite sport? Team?

Texas A&M.
Dallas Cowboys.

What is your favorite food?

Chicken fried steak.
German chocolate cake.

Any words of wisdom?

Yes. Pursue your Christianity, education, and choose your lifelong mate wisely being sure she is a person of strong character and a Christian.

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George G. McBee has a birthday today.
Aug 15, 2019 at 3:33 AM
Oct 18, 2018 at 10:03 AM

New address: 3801 East Crest Dr., Apt. 4301, Bryan, TX 77802.
Janie and I have moved to Watercrest which is a retirement center.

Aug 15, 2018 at 11:21 AM

Happy Birthday George, I pay that you have a great day!

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Aug 15, 2017 at 12:15 PM

Happy birthday.

Aug 15, 2017 at 10:26 AM

Happy Birthday George!

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George G. McBee has a birthday today.
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Jun 06, 2016 at 9:41 AM

Happy upcoming Birthday and many more. George McBee '46

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