Lee’s life began September 3, 1932 in Caulfield, Missouri. He spent his youth in the south. Lee married the love of his life, Freda Hutchison, on October 1, 1949 in Leachville, Arkansas. Shortly after marrying Lee and Freda moved to Michigan making Watervliet their home. Lee worked for over 40 years as a coater operator at the Watervliet Paper Mill where he also served as the union steward. Outside of work Lee enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He would travel out west to hunt elk and head north to Canada for moose hunting. He also could enjoy the outdoors from the sky as he had a private pilot's license. Lee was a longtime member of Midway Baptist Church.
Lee’s greatest joy was his family which includes; his loving wife Freda, a son Dannie (Sherri) Harris, a daughter Lori Cramer, five grandchildren, six great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and his dog Shadow. Lee died Monday, March 23. His parents George and Maude (Bowen) Harris and 12 siblings precede Lee in death.
Hutchins Funeral Home in Watervliet is assisting Lee’s family with cremation. His family will celebrate his life at a later date at Midway Baptist Church in Watervliet. You are invited to leave a message of comfort for Lee’s family.
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