Wilbur J.D. Lee, 84, of Marissa, IL; born June 17, 1927 in Pinckneyville, IL; passed away on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Belleville, IL.
Mr. Lee was a coal miner. He was a member of Calvary Church in Sparta, IL. He was a member of the Marissa Masonic Lodge 881, Amaryllis Chapter 750 Order of the Eastern Star, and the Marissa Recreational Area. Mr. Lee was also an avid golfer.
He is preceded in death by his parents Ervin and Caroline, nee Margenthaler, Lee. His beloved wife Lucille, nee Keller, Lee. 1 brother – Herbert Lee.
He is survived by his children – Charles (Kathy) Lee of Overland, MO; Frank (Janis) Lee of Marissa, IL; Amy Lee of St. Charles, MO. 3 grandchildren – Whitney (Jim) Beasley; Courtney (Jason) Barrow; Sarah Shepard. 2 great-grandchildren – Hannah Barrow; Olivia Beasley. 1 brother – Ervin (Alma) Lee Jr. of Belleville, IL.
Visitation: Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Friday, January 20, 2012 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm and at Calvary Church in Sparta, IL on Saturday, January 21, 2012 from 9:00am to 10:00am.
Funeral: Services will be held at Calvary Church in Sparta, IL on Saturday, January 21, 2012 at 10:00am with Pastor Tim McIntyre officiating.
Interment: Burial will be held at the Mueller Hill Cemetery in Pinckneyville, IL.
Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Calvary Church.
So sorry to hear about your loss. Charlie, we are thinking about you here at work.
Posted by: Robert McCarthy – MO Jan 18, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at the loss of your dad.
Posted by: Robyn Benecke – MO Jan 18, 2012
You and Kathie are in my prayers. I will be back in church as soon as I am able.
God is in control as we all know. Brighter days are ahead.
Posted by: Daisy Moored.moore0485 – Overland, MO – friend Jan 18, 2012
Mr. Lee, I remember you joining us to go to Pioneer Cabin for dinner. It was such a privilege to have you. We love your son and daughter-ln-law and we are Praying for them. Thank you and you are with God now.
Posted by: Jim and Rose Waldrop – St. Louis, MO Jan 18, 2012
Frank, your dad was one of the finest bosses we had at the Captain Tipple.. Wilbur, rest in peace! You deserve it.
Posted by: John Howell – Pinckneyville, IL – Friend Jan 19, 2012
Charlie and Kathy our prayers and thoughts are with you. God BlessVivian & Vickie Boyer
Posted by: Vivian Boyer – St. Louis, MO – Friend Jan 19, 2012
Wilbur was a part of our Diner family for a long time. We enjoyed his company almost every morning. He will be sincerely missed.
Posted by: kathy wolfe – marissa, IL – friend Jan 19, 2012
I am rembering all the times John and Wilber spent time on the golf course
together..sharing the fun and the frustrations of “THE GAME”. It always amazed me that after being neighbors ,we lost touch for awhile and then reconnected later. I share with you all the loss of a very special guy.
Posted by: Karen Blank – Marissa, IN – friend Jan 19, 2012
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family during this difficult time. We know that your Dad was a great man, not because we ever met him. Because he has a wonderful son.
Posted by: Larry and Kelly Sauerhage – Evanville, IL – Friend / Coworker of Frank Jan 19, 2012
I am so sorry to hear about Wlbur. I remember him growing up in Marissa when my Dad was the pastor of First Baptist Church in Marissa. My thoughts and prayers are with the whole family. Take care & God Bless. He was a neat guy. Bought my first car from him!!!
Posted by: Stephanie Loewen – Boise, ID – Friend Jan 21, 2012