Robert McKee

robert mckee

June 22, 1955 ~ October 27, 2023


Resided in: Fairfax, Virginia

Robert H. McKee, 68, of Fairfax, VA, passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home on October 27, 2023. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Kendra K. McKee, son Tyler McKee (Mayra), and granddaughter Olivia. Bob is also survived by his mother Wanda McKee and sister Carolyn Shriver (Paul), as well as his mother-in-law May Kleiner, and sister-in-law Lisa Kleiner.

Robert was born in Maysville, KY and spent his early childhood in Flemingsburg, KY. Being from an Army family, he spent many years living in Germany, France, and Pennsylvania, ending up in Alexandria, VA, where he finished his middle and high school years. Bob furthered his education at Eastern Kentucky University studying law enforcement which started him on a long career in that field.

Following graduation from college, Bob began his law enforcement career at George Mason University, then followed by five years with the Alexandria Police Department, before his long career with Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS). During his career with NCIS, Bob worked in various departments within that agency, such as advanced security and details with foreign diplomats, counterintelligence, and cyber-crime. While at NCIS he was deployed to Yokosuka, Japan, for a three-year tour and travelled to Russia and the Philippines periodically. After retirement with NCIS, he worked for several defense contractors at Quantico, VA, before retiring in 2019.

During his free time he enjoyed baseball (Cincinnati Reds and Washington Nationals), football (Cincinnati Bengals and Washington Commanders) and for many years played coed softball in Alexandria. In addition to sports, Bob enjoyed listening to “real” country music – not the new stuff so influenced by “rock & roll”. He was also awarded the honor of Kentucky Colonel, the highest title of honor bestowed by the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

A visitation will be held at Money and King Funeral Home on Friday, November 10, 2023 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. A service will be held at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 6715 GEORGETOWN PIKE, MCLEAN, VIRGINIA 22101, Saturday, November 11, 2023 at 11:00 AM. A reception will follow immediately after service.

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Services

Visitation: November 10, 2023 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Money and King Funeral Home
171 W. Maple Ave.
Vienna, VA 22180

703-938-7440

Memorial Service: November 11, 2023 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

St. John's Episcopal Church
6715 GEORGETOWN PIKE
MCLEAN, VA 22101

(703) 356-4902
https://www.stjohnsmclean.org/

Funeral Reception: November 11, 2023 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

St. John's Episcopal Church
6715 GEORGETOWN PIKE
MCLEAN, VA 22101

(703) 356-4902
https://www.stjohnsmclean.org/

Cemetery: November 11, 2023 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

National Memorial Park
7482 Lee Highway
Falls Church, VA 22042

703-938-7440

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  1. Rest in Peace dear friend. I was so happy when you joined NCIS. To his family, he was such a very nice man. I have known Bob since high school. I am so sorry for your loss.

    Mary Shumate Anderson

  2. In memory to a respected colleague and friend, Bob –
    Your dedication and kindness made a lasting impact on all of us. You will be greatly missed!

  3. RIP my friend…
    Bob was a good man. Bob and worked together in Japan and Washington D.C.
    My wife and I played on Bob’s Alexandria softball team and was a lot of fun!

    Bob will be sadly missed.
    Tom Hadaway

  4. Sorry to hear about his passing. Bob was a good colleague. He always had his sleeves rolled up and was moving forward in the development of the Cyber program. Good man. Rest easy Bob. Matt Parsons

  5. I enjoyed working with Bob in the DC area. We played softball together on the NCIS HQ team and have many good memories. He was one of the most delightful SAs to be around. I was a young SA and never met another that was more carrying than Bob. I wish nothing but the best for his family and I am sure Bob is doing well in the Kingdom of God.

  6. Bob was a colleague and key member of the NCIS cyber investigations and operations team. I enjoyed working with him and came to rely on his dedication to the mission and being an excellent liaison officer to the FBI national cyber task force. He will be missed. A genuine kind soul.

  7. Bob was a true gentleman and one of the kindest men I knew. We worked together in Japan and I found him to be a man of principles and high morals. My condolences to his family and friends!

  8. Bob was a good colleague to have worked with. We both began our journey with NCIS the same week during the summer of 1985 at the Washington Navy Yard. He was a good and decent man. My prayers and sympathies to the McKee family and thanks for sharing Bob with the rest of us. Rest in Peace Bob.

  9. I started my journey with NCIS at the Washington Navy Yard the same summer that Bob did. He was genuinely a gentleman with a big heart and I always enjoyed working with him. Surprisingly, at the end of my career, I ran into him again, this time as a Cyber Agent. I think it fitting he became a Kentucky Colonel. It’s a beautiful tribute to a beautiful personality. So sad to see you go so soon Bob. May the rest of your journey be filled with fair winds and following seas. All to the glory of God.

  10. Very sad news. I worked with Bob in cyber crime and we played on softball teams together. Bob was a class act, a good friend and colleague; and a man of kindness and humility. The world would do well to have more men like Bob. My sincere condolences to his family. May he rest in peace.

  11. So sorry to learn of Bob’s passing. I worked with Bob in the 05DC office. He was a good and dedicated agent as well as a devoted husband and father. Bob was a loyal friend and colleague who will be greatly missed. Grace and Peace to his family.

  12. I am saddened to hear of Bob leaving us. I worked closely with Bob for several years out of HQ, and he was as reliable as one can possibly come. Bob was an excellent agent, who took pride in his profession and individual work. Even better, Bob was a Good Man, who greatly loved his family. To me, Bob was not just a colleague, but also a friend, and it was my honor to work with him. Heartfelt condolences to Bob’s family.

  13. Bob was a gentleman of the old school, and always a pleasure to be around. I never heard Bob say an unkind word about anyone, proving him to be a special human being. Bob was a very devoted family man, and he and Kendra were so good together. He will be missed, but he is Heaven’s gain. Bob is now at peace, and I pray his family will find peace as well. May God Bless.

  14. Rest in peace Bob! I have many fond memories of our time playing softball and the parties at the rec hall! I can still see you standing at first base ready to make the play! You will be missed! My prayers to the family in this trying time!

    • To the McKee family I offer my condolences on the passing of your beloved husband and father. From the early ‘80s when I met Bob, then serving with Alexandria PD, through his hiring and long career at NIS/NCIS, Bob was always the same. A gentleman! Heaven is now enriched by this fine, proud Kentucky Colonel. We will miss you greatly. RIP, old friend. Pat McKenna

  15. It was such a pleasure to work with Bob at NCISHQ. He was such a kind person and always met the day with a cheerful attitude. RIP Bob, you are so very deserving!

  16. Bob was a true gentleman and it is pleasure to have known and worked with him. Blessings to the entire family.

  17. We know Bob as the “little” brother of his sister, Carolyn, a best friend from our high school days. Bob will be truly missed by all his family and friends. We pray for peace, comfort, and happy memories. Love, Carol and Dan

  18. I am so very sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. Bob was a good and decent man…the consummate gentleman. He was also a talented Protective Serviced Detail (PSD) advance team agent and a good investigator. I worked with Bob on many operations during our early years and observed him develop into a strong and effective multi-faceted counterintelligence agent. Later in our careers, I had the good fortune to be assigned with Bob to the same unit at NCISHQ. Bob was an extremely effective and a “trusted agent” assigned to a sensitive liaison position at an FBI cyber organization. He was a solid team player and very loyal. Bob and I grew up just 40 miles apart in Kentucky and we both attended Eastern Kentucky University. Unfortunately, we did not know each other until he reported to the NCIS Field Office during the summer of 1985. The last time I saw Bob was after my retirement when he was visiting his family in Kentucky. As you would expect, Bob took the time to look me up and visit with me at the local airport. Bob exemplified what a Kentucky Colonel should strive to be. He was just one of the “good guys.” My heartfelt condolences and prayers go out to Kendra and the family. If there is anything I can do here in Kentucky, please just let me know. It would be my honor to assist. Rest in peace my friend.

  19. Dear Kendra & Tyler,

    Bob was a gentleman and a legend for those who had the good fortune to have known him. His dry sense of humor kept us entertained and laughing through the years. Bob and I bonded over our previous law enforcement backgrounds and our work together with NCIS. Bob was always there for us: from connecting our daughter with Tyler on her first year in college, to the thoughtful gestures upon my retirement, and for both Bob & Kendra’s support during our family’s health crisis. I feel very fortunate to have known Bob and will always cherish his friendship and our connection with the McKee family. Bob was one of the nicest people I’ve ever known. His affable nature made him easy to like. He will be missed greatly.

    With much fondness for the McKee family,
    Rory Lynch and Gail Trecosta

    • So sorry to hear of Robert’s passing. May wonderful memories bring your family comfort at this time.
      Jane Brooks

  20. Bob was a wonderful friend and awesome colleague. Such a fine gentleman and dedicated NCIS SA.

    Bob, you will be greatly missed. RIP my friend.

    • Mr. Robert McKee we met in very special moments in the lives of our children TYLER & MAYRA, now we enjoyed the LOVE of our beautiful granddaughter Olivia, until 10/27/2023 when you left to meet the Lord.
      We will always remember Robert with great affection and you will live in our hearts ♥️

  21. So sad to hear of his passing. Bob and I were close friends spending our early years growing up in a small Kentucky town. I have many fond memories of us playing baseball and and just running around the neighborhood. He will certainly be missed. Rest in peace my friend

  22. I was saddened to hear of Bob’s passing. As everyone who ever worked with him or knew him will say – he was a true gentleman and a professional and someone who could always be counted on to be there for you. Rest in Peace Bob.

  23. Kendra, Tyler, Carolyn & families, we were truly heartbroken to hear this sad news about your husband/dad/brother. Robert was a great friend to us always….from helping tote furniture into my home to help with job hunting, to setting up a surprise birthday party for me, to including us at sporting events and “real” 😀 country music concerts topped off by honoring us as godparents of a very special godson, Tyler. Robert’s kindness, care, dedication to his family and his service as a law enforcement professional was amazing; we’ll always treasure the 40+ years of memories made together. We know his love will live on in all of you and your families….we know how thrilled he was to have Mayra join the family followed by the birth of precious granddaughter, Olivia! God bless you all. We were blessed to call Robert our friend. Love, Rick & Pam

  24. We have all lost someone special with the passing of Bob. He was one of the most thoughtful and kind gentleman I had the honor to meet, the privilege to work with at NIS-NCIS, and the great fortune to call a friend. I could always count on Bob to give me an idea, to back me up, to do what he said he would do, and to plan or host a great social event. Whether it was his Redskins vs NY Giants annual party with Kendra in their beautiful home or the Annual 05DC Christmas Liaison Party at the Alexandria Police Lodge, Bob knew how to make sure everyone had a great and memorable time. Bob has left us with so many wonderful memories!
    My deepest and most sincere condolences to Kendra and their entire family. Rest in peace, my friend!

  25. Dear Kendra and Tyler,

    So sorry for your loss. Bob was great to work with and someone we could always rely on. He’ll be missed greatly. I always appreciated he always took time to ask me about my family and talk sports, he was a true gentleman. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


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