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Robert E. Kee, 90, died Saturday, May 20, at the home of his daughter.
He was born Oct. 7, 1926, in Parsons, West Virginia, to Ile E. and Carrie (Phillips) Kee.
On Aug. 16, 1949, he married Emily L. Fortney in Parsons, West Virginia. She died Aug. 9, 2010.
Survivors include a daughter, Debby (Bob) Headrick, Goshen; a son, Michael (Pam) Kee, Baton Rouge, Louisiana; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Along with his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Vera Poffenbarger and Ruth Stalnaker.
Robert served in the U.S. Army as a military policeman during World War II in the Philippines. After finishing active duty, he continued to serve for one year as a military honors escort for fallen soldiers.
He worked as a district sales manager for Boise Cascade, a large office supply distributor. He was an active Mason in his younger years and always enjoyed watching all types of sporting events.
He remained active following retirement working in a golf course pro shop while living in Pensacola, Florida. He continued to work at Sam's Club, Goshen, as a butcher well into his 80s.
According to his wishes, there will be no services. Cremation will take place at Yoder-Culp Crematory, Goshen.
Memorial gifts may be directed to Goshen Home Care and Hospice.
Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen, is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be shared at www.yoderculpfuneralhome.com.
Published on  May 22, 2017
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