Wednesday, May 15, 2013

RIP John R. McKee

John R. McKee
AGE: 98 • Formerly of Audubon
FROM:  The South Jersey Courier-Post

On May 12, 2013, John R. McKee passed away in Vineland, NJ.
A graduate of Audubon High School, John was a three sport athlete
there and continued pursuing an athletic career in college at
Villanova and then professionally for the Canadian Football League.
Mr. McKee was also a decorated World War II Veteran serving in the
Army Air Corps and receiving the Purple Heart as the plane he piloted
was shot down over France.
In addition to playing professional football, Mr. McKee was a bullpen
coach for the Pittsburgh Pirates. As a result of his involvement with
the Pirates, John was connected with members of the movie industry and
went on to appear in over 100 movie and television roles from
1945-1983. John also helped in training race horses during his time in
the film industry.
Mr. McKee was predeceased by his parents, James and Anna McKee (nee
Rodgers) and his sister, Veronica Coyle.
He is lovingly survived by his two nieces, Eileen (the late, Raymond)
Lederer of Philadelphia and Pat Coyle of Audubon; his 6 great nieces
and nephews: Miles (Denise) Lederer, Mary Beth (John) Baranosky,
Joseph Lederer, Patty (Patrick) Green, Diane (Dave) Benson, Claire
(David) Hampton; 15 great great grandnieces and nephews: Jenna, Katie,
John, Jeffrey, Brynn, Meghan, Erin, Colleen, Patrick, David, Daria,
Dylan, Delaney, Morgan and David.
Relatives and friends are invited to his Viewing after 9:30 AM on
Thursday morning at St. Vincent Pallotti Church (St. Joseph the Worker
Parish), 901 Hopkins Road, Haddon Township, NJ where his Funeral Mass
will be celebrated at 11:00 AM.

Interment private.

McKEE, John R.
Born: 12/30/1916, San Luis Obispo, California, U.S.A.
Died: 5/12/2003, Vineland, New Jersey, U.S.A.

John R. McKee’s westerns – actor, stuntman:
Loaded Pistols – 1948 (Deputy Party Guest)
Challenge of the Range – 1949 (Cliff)
Rim of the Canyon – 1949 (Tex Rawlins)
Mule Train – 1950 (Wilson)
Indian Territory – 1950 (cowboy)
Gene Autry and the Mouties – 1951
Vengeance Valley – 1951 (poker player) [stunts]
Texans Never Cry – 1951 (Ed Durham)
Silver Canyon – 1951 (townsman)
Across the Wide Missouri - 1951 (Killbuck)
The Range Rider (TV) – 1953
The Silver Whip – 1953
The Man from the Alamo – 1953 (Kay)
Thunder Over the Plains – 1953 (Texan)
Gypsy Colt – 1954 (wrangler)
Siege at Red River – 1954 (raider)
The Spoilers – 1955 (Joe)
The Adventures of Champion – (TV) – 1955 (Al)
Backlash – 1956 (Deputy Harry)
A Day of Fury – 1956 (deputy)
The Fastest Gun Alive – 1956 (deputy)
The Roy Rogers Show (TV) – 1956 (Brad Putnam)
Three Violent People – 1956 (carpetbagger)
The Big Land – 1957 (Smoky)
Cheyenne (TV) – 1958 (Ike Patrick)
Fort Dobbs – 1958 (Largo Refugee at Fort)
The Big Country – 1958 (Terrill Cowboy ) [stunts]
Maverick (TV) – 1958 (Third Miner)
The Texan (TV) – 1959 (ranch hand,)
The Deputy (TV) – 1959 (Hollister)
Wagon Train (TV) – 1959, 1962, 1963 (First Lieutenant, Frank Folsom, Quincy)
Riverboat (TV) – 1960 (Stoneman)
Shotgun Slade (TV) – 1961 (Sheriff Haskins, Hatch)
Posse from Hell – 1961 (1st Rider, Stendel Ranchhand)
Whispering Smith (TV) – 1961 (Jim)
Laramie (TV) – 1961 (Hank)
The Tall Man (TV) – 1962 (Marshal Thomas)
The Virginian (TV) – 1962, 1967 (townsman, 2nd homesteader)
Showdown – 1963 (Marshal Beaudine)
Cheyenne Autumn – 1964 (trooper) [stunts]
The Hallelujah Trail – 1965 (Rafe Pike) [stunts]
The Rare Breed – 1966 (cattle buyer)
Bonanza (TV) – 1966 (Fairley)
Alvarez Kelly – 1966 (Finley)
The Professionals – 1966 (sheriff) [stunts]
Cimarron Strip – 1967, 1968 (second cavalryman)
Iron Horse (TV) – 1968 (Pops)
The Shakiest Gun in the West – 1968 (cowpoke in saloon)
Lancer (TV) – 1968 (man)
The High Chaparral (TV) – 1969 (Wilson)
Macho Callahan – 1970 (farmer)
Monte Walsh – 1970 (Petey Williams)
Rio Lobo – 1970 (Rio Lobo Deputy) [stunts]
Support Your Local Gunfighter – 1971 (saloon shooting witness)
Ulzana’s Raid – 1972 (trooper) [stunts]
The Cowboys (TV) – 1974 (Foley)
Nevada Smith (TV) – 1975 (McLane)
Banjo Hackett: Roamin' Free (TV) - 1976) (official)

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