96X mid-day air personality Allen McGee passed away shortly after 8am on Christmas morning in a house fire at his home in Kilgore.

Words cannot express our feelings of shock and sadness.  Allen was one of the best - a great friend and amazing air personality - just an all around good guy.  Please join us in sending thoughts and prayers during this difficult time to his family.

Funeral services for Allen will be Friday at 10am at Radar Funeral Home in Kilgore.  Visitation is Thursday night from 6p-8p.

Please join us today for a special on-air memorial for Allen.  It will be during his normal on-air shift from 9a-2p on 96X.  Call in at 903-561-8200 or leave your comments at the bottom of this story.

There is a benefit fund set up for Allen's family at Citizens Bank in Kilgore - The Allen McGee Benefit Fund.

We chose the featured picture because it features Allen doing some of the things he loved most - spending time with his kids, and watching the Dallas Cowboys play football.  Allen has this picture on his Facebook page and the caption reads:

"He was actually hugging me here....something about the 'best night of his life.' COWBOYS!!!!!!!!!!"

Thanks to CBS 19 and KLTV 7 for doing a great job on covering Allen's story.  Here are the pieces in case you missed them: