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Magruder, Robert "Bob" O.

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April 12, 1932 - January 2, 2015

Magruder, Robert "Bob" O.

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
214.340.8008

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Gary Loudenslager

March 01, 2015 4:02PM

Bob was the Don Pardo of " Cheaters". He will never be replaced.
I never met Bob, but from just reading his obituary,I know he was a remarkable man, My condolences to Mrs. Magruder and the family.

Gary Loudenslager


Bill Moyes

January 18, 2015 9:23PM

You were a great partner, Bob, and just a wonderful gentle man. I will miss you.


Glo Jenkins

January 16, 2015 1:21PM

I've known, admired, and worked with Bob for many years. He was always a very talented actor and a dear dear friend. I will miss him in many ways. I'm so glad he was in my life.


Mike Grimshaw

January 15, 2015 5:27AM

Bob was the true definition of a friend. He will be deeply missed.


Joy Holland Coleman

January 11, 2015 9:13PM

GOD Bless You,Bob Ad Your Family! I Enjoyed Your Friendship At Kilgore! Love,Joy Holland Coleman-A RANGERETTE Forever!


Richard Benzon

January 11, 2015 10:50AM

We loved Bob, and we will dearly miss him (and his oddball humor) Dick and Nancy Benzon