Robert "Bob" Gordon McGee, 80, Springdale, Ark., died Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, surrounded by family at the Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks.

The son of Norman and Georgia Heist McGee, he was born on Sept. 29, 1932, in Van Wert, Ohio.

Bob served in the U.S. Army from 1952 to 1954. He later worked at North American Aviation in Neosho, and F.A.G. Bearings in Joplin. He retired from Aero Tech/Nordam in Springdale.

On Dec. 5, 1954, he married his loving wife, Gloria Knee McGee. He loved fishing, camping, gardening, spending time with his family, friends and dogs. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church Springdale where he regularly attended.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a son, Kent.

He is survived by his wife Gloria; daughter, Shelly Stewart and William, Springdale; son, Bruce McGee, Springdale; grandchildren, Dane McGee and Danielle, Bella Vista, Ark., Ashley Myers and Dan, Edmond, Okla., Jessica Hunt and Jamie, Gloria Stewart, Emily Stewart, and Lenzie McGee, all of Springdale; and seven great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, at First Presbyterian Church of Springdale with Rev. Stewart Smith officiating.

Arrangements are with Heritage Funeral Home, online guest book at