Master Trooper, James Timothy ‘JT’ McGhee

Published 2:52 pm Wednesday, April 1, 2020

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Master Trooper, James Timothy “JT” McGhee, 64, of Victoria, Va. died March 26, 2020. He had been in declining health for several years.

Born October 27, 1955 in Danville, Va., the son of the late Rev. James M. McGhee and Helen Lamb McGhee.

JT was a graduate of Averett College. He served in the US Marine Corp and retired as Master Trooper for the Virginia State Police in 2019.

He is survived by three nephews, Ben Bartell and Eli Bartell both of Danville, Va. and Sam Bartell of Fayettville, Nc; three nieces, Robin Bartell, Cathy Iraheta and Mollie Worsham all of Danville, Va; 2 great-nephews, Miguel Iraheta and Connor Bartell.

Per JT’s request services will be private. The family would like to thank DJ and Melissa Penland for all of their love and support to JT. Please consider memorial donations to the Virginia State Police Association, 6944 Forest Hill Avenue, Richmond, Virginia 23225. Online condolences may be made at