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Barr McKee
 

The Herald Democrat
15 Nov 2009

Barr McKee, 64, passed away Nov. 13, 2009 at his home in Collinsville. He was born July 2, 1945 in Splanger, Pa. to Orville and Margaret McKee. After graduating high school, he joined the U.S. Army where he served in the special  forces during the Vietnam War, receiving a Purple Heart. He was a disabled Vietnam veteran, and owned Red River Garage Door. He was of the Baptist Faith. 
He was a wonderful husband, father, grandpa, brother, uncle, and friend. He was a stranger to no one; and it was with his contagious laugh and outgoing personality. He touched many lives and made many friends. He certainly knew how to live life to its fullest. He was one of a kind and will be greatly missed by many. 
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Brenda McKee; sons, Benny McKee and wife Kim of Collinsville, and Tad McKee of Little Elm; grandchildren, Brandi and Brook McKee of Van Alstyne, Sarah McKee of Pilot Point, Melvin and Summer Cantrell of Alvord, and Josh McKee; great-grandchildren, Bryce and Brody Cantrell of Alvord; sisters, June Jones and husband Charles of Sunset, and Dotty Hale and husband, Don of Little Elm; and many nieces and nephews. 
He was preceded in death by a son, Chris McKee; a daughter, Dina McKee; his parents, Orville Barr, Sr. and Margaret McKee; and 2 brothers, Jimmy and Richard McKee. 
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009 at the First Baptist Church in Collinsville with Rev. Jerry Davis officiating. Interment will follow in Collinsville Cemetery with military honors. Services are under the direction of Meador Funeral Home in Whitesboro. Visitation will be from 6 -7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 16, 2009 at the funeral home. 
Pallbearers are members of the Collinsville Fire Department. 
Honorary Pallbearers are Lloyd Hamill, Gerald Hallmark, Larry Sparkman, and Jerry Britt. 
 

Gainesville Daily Register
Nov 16, 2009

COLLINSVILLE ? Funeral services for O. Barr McKee, Jr., 64, of Collinsville will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009 at the First Baptist Church in Collinsville with Rev. Jerry Davis officiating. 
Interment will follow in Collinsville Cemetery with military honors. Services are under the direction of Meador Funeral Home in Whitesboro.
Barr McKee passed away Nov. 13, 2009 at his home in Collinsville, Texas. He was born July 2, 1945 in Splanger, Pa. to Orville and Margaret McKee. After graduating high school, he joined the United States Army where he served in the special forces during the Vietnam War, receiving a Purple Heart. He was a disabled Vietnam Veteran and owned Red River Garage Door. He was of the Baptist Faith.
He was a wonderful husband, father, grandpa, brother, uncle, and friend. He was a stranger to no one, because of his contagious laugh and outgoing personality. He touched many lives and made many friends. He certainly knew how to live life to its fullest. He was one of a kind and will be greatly missed by many.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Brenda McKee; two sons, Benny McKee and wife Kim of Collinsville and Tad McKee of Little Elm; grandchildren, Brandi and Brook McKee of Van Alstyne, Sarah McKee of Pilot Point, Melvin and Summer Cantrell of Alvord and Josh McKee; great-grandchildren, Bryce and Brody Cantrell of Alvord; two sisters, June Jones and husband Charles of Sunset and Dotty Hale and husband, Don of Little Elm and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a son, Chris McKee; a daughter, Dina McKee; his parents, Orville Barr, Sr. and Margaret McKee; and two brothers, Jimmy and Richard McKee.
Visitation will be from 6-7 p.m. on this evening, Nov. 16, 2009 at the funeral home.
Pallbearers are members of the Collinsville Fire Department.
Honorary pallbearers are Lloyd Hamill, Gerald Hallmark, Larry Sparkman and Jerry Britt.
 
 

By Elaine Nall Bay & Patricia Nall

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