Robin Lane McGee, 58, of Purcell, OK, died on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020.
The family will receive guests from noon until the time of the funeral ceremony at 1 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 21, at Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home in Sorento. Reverend Rick McGee will officiate the services. Interment will follow at Sunnyside Cemetery in Sorento. Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home in Sorento is assisting the family with arrangements locally. Wilson-Little Funeral Home of Purcell was entrusted with services in Oklahoma.
Mr. McGee was born on Oct. 5, 1962, in Blue Island, the baby of three sons born to Earl Leslie and Nancy Ann (Bentley) McGee. He was raised in Sauk Village, and graduated from Bloom Trail High School, in Chicago in 1980. Mr. McGee followed his brother Rick to Oklahoma, where he attended Oklahoma Baptist University for a time.
He was a gifted performer and showcased his talents, acting, writing and on occasion, singing. Mr. McGee began acting as a freshman in high school and was particularly valuable because he could grow a full beard as a 14-year-old. He had a long and storied career as a character actor in movies, including the original “Robocop” and the more recent “Lone Ranger” movie with Johnny Depp. He also had a lead role in a Christian movie entitled “No Turning Back.” Mr. McGee was in hundreds of television commercials and industrial films, including many for the Dallas Cowboys and even ESPN Sports.
He was also familiar with the stage, performing in musicals such as “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” “1776” and “The Smoky Mountain Passion Play” in Tennessee. Mr. McGee was mainly known for his prolific writing and acting skills in murder mysteries. He was gifted in his comic performances and could carry a play all by himself. Since moving to Oklahoma, Robin had become a favorite at First Baptist Church in Wayne, where his brother Rick preaches. His murder mystery dinner theaters raised thousands of dollars for young people and children to go to summer camps. He brightened the Christmas season by performing in many Christmas plays and musicals at the church.
Mr.McGee is survived by his father, Earl McGee of Purcell, OK; brothers, Rick (Nancy) McGee of Wayne, OK, and Randy (Pam) McGee of Springboro, OH; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews; and a host of other family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Nancy McGee.
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