Robert Henry McGee, 80, of Pueblo, Colorado, passed away peacefully on May 1, 2023, with his loved ones by his side.
Robert (Bob), or “Pop” to some, was born on October 10, 1942, in Lorain, Ohio to the late Robert and Doris McGee. Bob graduated from Lorain High School in 1960 where he met Virginia Renée Renouard. They wed in 1962 and had three children, Kelly Ann, Quinn Kathleen, and Brett Anthony. The family moved from Lorain to Cañon City, CO in 1971.
Upon graduation from high school, Bob began his professional life as a brick mason for 18 years before moving into the steel industry in 1980. He worked for Raritan River Steel until starting his own business, Western Sales Company, in 1987. This led to a long and successful career where Bob was able to develop his own brand of hard work, trust, and loyalty. His business relationships quickly turned into lifelong friends.
Bob was a proud member of the Cañon City Elks Lodge No. 610 for 52 years and in his free time, he enjoyed hunting, hiking, fishing, and riding his ATV in the high-country. Glacier National Park and Yellowstone were two of his favorite sanctuaries. Bob also enjoyed playing golf and spending quality time with his family and friends. In more recent years, Bob would likely be found meeting new friends while cruising through Alaska.
He is survived by Renée McGee of Cañon City; his children, Kelly (Joe) Cordova of Cañon City, Quinn McGee and Werner Peterson of Colorado Springs, Brett McGee (Susan Christian) of Southaven, MS; grandsons, Daniel Peterson of Colorado Springs, and Kyle (Jordan) Cordova of Denver; sister, Kathy (Dennis) King of Wakeman, OH; brother Kevin McGee of Vermillion, OH; nephew, Zachary King of Bexley, OH.
A private service will be held at Christ Church in Cañon City on Saturday, May 13th with The Reverend Mark D. Meyer officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests anyone wanting to leave a lasting memorial to consider St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN, or the Wounded Warrior Project, in loving memory of Robert McGee. The mission of these organizations meant so much to him.
Bob’s family would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation to caregivers Colleen DePasse, Deseri Chavez-Pineda, Rebecca Mudd, Denise Medina, Karolina Kerr, McKenzi Hammond, Susie Rhiger, Renee Gonzales, and the staff at Bonaventure for the loving care shown to their father.
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