John W. Lee, Jr. passed away on Wednesday, September 27th in Palestine, Texas at Palestine Regional Hospital. He was 90.
He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Mary Kathryn Lindsey Lee and also daughters Cynthia Cooper of Palestine, Linda Vos of Corpus Christi and Linda Becker Lee of College Station as well as son Marcus Lee of San Antonio. Linda Becker Lee is the wife of John's eldest son John W. Lee, III who died in 2011. John Lee had four grandchildren, Dustin Vos, Kristen Cooper, Lindsey Vos and Lacey Vos and three great grandchildren Jude Vos, James Vos and Sidney Vos.
He was born in Rochester, Texas, attended Texas Tech University and served in the Philippines at the end of World War II. The eldest of five children, his parents were John Wheeler Lee, Sr. and Hazel Turner Lee. He worked his entire career with Exxon.
John W. Lee, Jr. fought bravely through several years of progressive Alzheimer's. He died peacefully with his family at his side. Graveside services will be held at Roselawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Mineola, Texas on Saturday, September 30th at 2:00 pm under the direction of Herrington / Land of Memory Funeral Home in Palestine.
Visitation will be held from 6-8 pm on Friday, September 29th at Herrington / Land of Memory Funeral Home.
View online at www.herringtonfuneral.com.
Published on September 29, 2017