Robert Gee Obituary

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Robert Edwin Gee

August 7, 1923 - November 12, 2013
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The funeral for Robert E. Gee will be held at the Hahn-Cook/Street & Draper Funeral Directors, 6600 Broadway Extension at 2:00 p.m., November 29. Interment will be at Memorial Park, Edmond. He died November 12 at the VA Center in Lawton. Born at Geary, Oklahoma, August 7, 1923 to Frank T. Gee Sr. and Eula Sparks Gee was Robert Edwin Gee. He was their second son. The family lived in the Oklahoma City area in Edmond and Norman where Frank worked as a lawyer. Robert liked to be called Bob. In WWII he was stationed with the Eighth Air Force in England. Bob was a 19 year old TSgt.and a top turret gunner on his B-17, the Wild Hare. ...
The funeral for Robert E. Gee will be held at the Hahn-Cook/Street & Draper Funeral Directors, 6600 Broadway Extension at 2:00 p.m., November 29. Interment will be at Memorial Park, Edmond. He died November 12 at the VA Center in Lawton.

Born at Geary, Oklahoma, August 7, 1923 to Frank T. Gee Sr. and Eula Sparks Gee was Robert Edwin Gee. He was their second son. The family lived in the Oklahoma City area in Edmond and Norman where Frank worked as a lawyer. Robert liked to be called Bob.

In WWII he was stationed with the Eighth Air Force in England. Bob was a 19 year old TSgt.and a top turret gunner on his B-17, the Wild Hare. He flew 34 Missions when 25 was the norm. He earned the Air Metal and four Oak leaf Clusters.
After the war, Bob married Helen Bailey and they settled in Oklahoma City which he called home for the remainder of his life.
Bob worked after the war at the William Mee Company before moving to Modern Distributors where he moved from the warehouse to sales and sales management positions. In the 1960's. He joined The George E. Anderson Co. as a Manufacturer's Representative. By the 1970's Bob was on his own as a rep for air conditioning, appliance, lighting and furniture companies. He loved to travel for work and did happily until he retired in his mid-seventies.

Bob raised three sons, sent them to college and encouraged military service. He was a lifelong Oklahoma Sooner fan but said little when all three sons went to Oklahoma State University.

In 1979, Bob married Ruby "Bea" Coley. Their life together revolved around work, cruise vacations and their second home, the Pioneer Princess, a houseboat on Lake Keystone. Boat side games of horseshoes were a favorite pastime.

His civic work included longtime membership in the Northwest Kiwanis. He served as chapter president in 1982 and later received the Hixon Fellowship Award.

He is survived by a sister, Ann Catlin, sons, Larry and Glen, step daughter. Charlotte and five grandchildren. Bob Gee was preceded in death by his brothers, Frank Jr., Stanley; sister, Sybil Horne; infant brother, Sterling Price and son, Robert Wade Gee.

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