John Paul Gee, age 51, of Kokomo, Indiana, passed away at 9:46 p.m. on Wednesday, April 29, 2020, at Lutheran Hospital.

He was born to Paul “Joe” Gee and Mary “Lynn” (Essex) Gee on June 4, 1968 in Loogootee, Indiana. John married Kathleen (Black) Gee on April 29, 1995, in Burlington, Indiana.

John graduated from Loogootee High School in 1986, and earned a degree in Mortuary Science at Vincennes University in 1989. He earned his Indiana Funeral Director’s License in 1990. Since 2001, John has served the families of Howard County as a funeral director at Ellers Mortuary, in Kokomo. He was a board member of Crown Point Cemetery and past member of the Indiana Funeral Directors Association. He enjoyed spending time with his family, watching the Indianapolis Colts play every Sunday, grilling, and traveling. His family meant the world to him.

Survivors include his loving wife of 25 years, Kathleen; daughter, Kelsie Gee; two sons, Spencer and Garrett Gee; mother, Mary “Lynn” Gee; sister, Gianna Armstrong; brother, William “Bill” Gee and wife Bethany; mother-in-law, Judy Black; sisters-in-law, Laurie Beahrs and husband Mark, Amy Stier and husband Russell, and Johanna Black; brothers-in-law Dave Black and wife Mandy, and Doug Black and wife Amy; many nieces and nephews including Brandon Armstrong, Taiya Armstrong, Emma Gee, Grayson Gee, and Griffin Gee; and many aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by his father, Paul “Joe” Gee; special uncle, John Paul Essex, John’s namesake; aunts, Delorma Essex and Patty Bowling; brother-in-law, Wayne Armstrong; paternal grandparents, Lloyd and Wilma Gee; and maternal grandparents, Willard and Holeene Essex.

There will be a private visitation and funeral service for John on Wednesday, May 6th, with Pastor Terry Russell officiating.

Burial will follow at the Albright Cemetery, in Kokomo.

Memorial contributions may be made in John’s memory to Down Syndrome Indiana, Project: The Lucky Mama Project. You may donate directly to ht-tps://dsindiana.org/lucky-mama-project/.

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