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Gee of Greer honored at high school football game

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Lamar McGee. (Source: Fox Carolina) Lamar McGee. (Source: Fox Carolina)
GREER, SC (FOX Carolina) -

There was a big sendoff for a man well known to people in Greer under the Friday night lights. Lamar McGee also known as 'Gee' was honored at the Greer High School football game. 

The community called it the Parade for Gee, and as he stood at the front of the Greer High School marching band, Gee spent one last night at the place he's called home for so many years.

As he's never missed a Friday night football game, members of the community said Gee will be greatly missed.

"It was so great to see everybody come out and support and it was just a last minute thing to see everybody come together to support Gee after all the support he's brought to everyone in Greer," said Anne Cloninger-Moody.

Gee has a mental disability and his great aunt who cares for him has been diagnosed with cancer, so Gee will be moving to the Charles Lee Center in Clinton. Those who have grown up knowing him said he's a staple in the community. 

"Gee's always been that friendly face around the clock on Poinsett or somewhere around City Tower, the friendly face that kind of waves and smiles at people on their way home," said Sargent Randle Ballenger with the Greer Police Department.  

Gee was also awarded the key to the city by the mayor, as well as a jacket and hat from the team, several whistles and a plaque. He even was given a jersey from the football team with the number one on it because they said he's their favorite fan. 

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