William 'Bill' McGehee passed away on Sun., January 27, 2013. Visitation at 6pm on Thurs., Jan. 31st at the McGilley & Sheil Chapel with service beginning at 7pm. Cremation to follow. Bill was born on June 11, 1924 in KCMO to Clara & Wallace McGehee. As a lifelong resident of the KC area, he attended Blenheim Elementary & graduated from Southeast H.S. in 1941. He & his brother, Dick, starred in the KC Kiddies Review on the WHB Radio Station in the 1930s. During WWII he served in the US Navy as a Radio Operator. After the war he graduated from the then, KC University in Botany. With his experience in theater he was the founder & CEO of Allied Theater Crafts of Kansas City, which outfits stages for schools & theaters throughout Mid-America. In the 1970s Bill was active in Republican politics in Raytown & for the state. He was known for his sense of strategy, keen insight & his sense of humor. Also active in the Optimists, he served as President, resolving a number of thorny issues. A flyer, Bill was immensely proud of his Mooney Aircraft & eagerly took friends flying. He was a passionate traveler & visited Europe frequently. He especially enjoyed visiting his German family whom he loved deeply. Bill is survived by his wife of 23 years, Doris; sons, Paul of Richland, MO & Kevin of Eugene, OR; brother, Charles of Ellensburg, WA; step-children, Diana Wilcox of Gladstone, MO & John Smith of Kearney, MO; four grandchildren & two great grandchildren. Donations in Bill's memory are suggested to W.O.M.P.I./Will Rogers Memorial, 940 Judy Dr., Farmington, MO 63640 or the Bounders Alumni Fund, UMKC. Condolences to www.mcgilleysheil.com.