Born 8-31-1926 -- Died 10-7-2004
Robert W. McKee, 78, of Williford, Ark., died Oct. 7, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born Aug. 31, 1926, in Georgia, the son of Ward and Agnes McKee.
He was retired from the U.S. Navy, serving in the World War II and Korea. He was a pallbearer for the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery for the Korean War and was a highly decorated veteran.
He was a member of the St. Andrews Episcopal Church of Cherokee Village.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth Ann Fletcher McKee of the home; one daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Jerry Renniker of North Carolina; three sons -- Robert Michael McKee of Dekalb, Texas, Randy Wyatt of Marion, Ark., and Larry Wyatt and daughter-in-law, Cyndi Wyatt of Thayer, Mo.; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one son, Steven J. McKee; his parents, two brothers and one sister.
Funeral services were Oct. 9 at Higginbotham Funeral Chapel in Hardy. Burial followed in Williford Cemetery at Williford, Ark. with arrangements under the direction of the Higginbotham Funeral Service Inc. of Hardy.
Pallbearers were Jeramee Cooper. Bobby Flippo, Shane Gibson, Roland Baldridge, Jerry Renniker and Scott Bolmer.