He was a Lincoln Tech graduate, and he retired from NSWC Crane in 2001, where he worked in explosive production. He was a member of Grace Gospel Church in Linton where he was a Sunday school teacher, & he served in many capacities on the board, was active with the Girl Scouts of America, & was a 4-H rifle club instructor for ten years. He was a United States Army veteran of the Vietnam War.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia Charlene (Trusty) Lee of Vicksburg, to whom he was married July 23, 1972, a son, Donald Leroy Lee of Vicksburg, a daughter, Michaelle Renee Lee of Los Angeles, CA, a half-sister, Susie Evans of Cloverdale, a brother-in-law, Dale Foster of Gosport, a sister-in-law, Leann (Jeff) Stockrahm of Vicksburg, & several nieces & nephews.
He was preceded by his parents, his step-father, Donald Edmondson, & a sister, Cathy Jean Foster.
A funeral service will be conducted at 11 A.M. Thurs., Nov. 8, at Grace Gospel Church in Linton. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery. The Linton American Legion will conduct military graveside rites.
Visitation will be from 4-8 P.M. Wed. at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home in Linton & at 9:30 A.M. Thurs. at the church.
The family has suggested that memorial contributions can be made to Grace Gospel Church through the funeral home.
Online condolences can be made at www.welchcornett.com.