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Bruce Lester McKee

November 21, 1936 — June 1, 2021

Bruce Lester McKee, 84, of Hagerstown, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at Cadia Healthcare, Hagerstown.

Born on November 21, 1936 in Pinesburg, MD, he was the son of the late Rosa Viola (Chaney) and David McKee.

He was predeceased by his sisters; Isabelle, Betty and Grace, and brothers; Benjamin, Richard, Herman, David, Preston, Thomas, Lewis, and Edward.

Bruce attended Williamsport High School.

Bruce worked as a Maryland State Police Trooper and later retired as a Captain from the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Corrections.

He was a loyal family man who loved his children. He enjoyed hunting and fishing as a younger man, spending time with his siblings, and was a member of the GadAbouts Square Dancing Club. He is known for his love of country music and traveling, having taken his family on many trips around the United States.

He enjoyed bike rides, walks, baking apple pies and playing poker for pretzel sticks with his grandchildren.

He was a loving and dedicated husband to his wife, Virginia (Abbott) McKee, having been married for 65 years.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son; Michael McKee, Daughter; Melissa Hutzell and husband Mark, grandchildren Cassandra Poole and Maverick McKee, sisters; Nancy Pierce, Nellie Nesmith and Hilda Brindle, and brothers; Oakie McKee and Warren McKee, and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held, Monday, June 7, 2021 at 11 AM at Rest Haven Funeral Home, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown with Reverend Bill Miller officiating. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown.

Family will receive friends two hours prior (9-11 AM) at the funeral home.

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Monday, June 7, 2021

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