April 12, 1932 - January 2, 2015
Robert Olin Magruder, Bob to his friends, exited the stage January 2, aged 82. Born in Houston, he graduated University of Houston and served as an officer in the Navy during the Korean War. After writing for Armed Forces Radio, Bob established himself in the broadcast realm, as an on-air announcer, station manager and station owner. Mid-career, he quit the corporate world for full time acting and freelance voice announcing. He performed in feature films, national television, commercials, industrial films and was the long time narrator for the syndicated TV series “Cheaters.” He also starred in a number of local theatre productions including the Alley Theatre in Houston, and locally, Dallas Repertory Theatre and Theatre Three.
Bob was generous, funny, creative, loving and working right up to his last, brief illness – because it was more fun than sitting around in retirement.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Patsy; sister Verneita; brother-in-law Chalong; children Larry, Melonie and Cathleen; daughter-in-law Diane; grandchildren Robert, Christian, Tiffany, Chantilly, Dutch, Amanda and Diego; and friends and colleagues too numerous to mention.
A Celebration of his Life is pending.
Arrangements are under the direction of:
ARIA Cremation Service & Funeral Home
10116 E. NW Highway
Dallas, Texas 75238
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