Ray Lee, 83-year-old Maud resident, passed from this life Feb. 19, 2011, at his home in Maud.

He was born Aug. 16, 1927, in Nacogdoches, Texas, to parents Curtis Jack Lee and Elizabeth (Pate) Lee.


Ray Lee, 83-year-old Maud resident, passed from this life Feb. 19, 2011, at his home in Maud.
He was born Aug. 16, 1927, in Nacogdoches, Texas, to parents Curtis Jack Lee and Elizabeth (Pate) Lee.
Ray married his first wife Marie Horner Nov. 10, 1947, in Junction City, Kan.
Ray served 22 years in the United States Army, earning the rank of Infantry Senior Sergeant before his military retirement. Following his time in the service, he owned and operated his own Dodge dealership in Junction City, Kan. He and his first wife Marie moved to Maud in 1973.
Following his move to Maud, Ray worked as a car salesman for Norton’s and Harvey’s auto dealerships in Shawnee. He later married “MiMi” (Walker) Lee June 9, 1991, in Maud.
Ray was very involved with the Masonic Lodge No. 106 in Maud, where he had earned the degree of 32 Degree Mason. He was also a member of Trinity Baptist Church, a member of the McAlester Consistory and a former Shriner.
Ray is survived by his wife, Mimi Lee, of the home; one daughter, Janet Kay, of Porum; four sons and daughters-in-law, Doug and Donna Harrison, of Safford, Ariz., Marty and Pam Harrison, of Lincoln, Neb., Jon and Leslie Harrison, of Mission Viejo, Calif., and Jeff Harrison, of Maud; 18 grandchildren, Clint and Malisha Robertson, of Tecumseh, Ralene Robertson Van Horn, of Dale, Patrick Cynova, of Gilbertsville, Penn., Christine Wise, of Harjo, Debra Wise Vanzandt, of Seminole, Brac and Melisa Boren, of Prior Lake, Minn., Ryan and Tisha Boren Brandt, of Bixby, Walker Harrison, Emma Harrison, of Safford, Matthew Harrison and Brandon Harrison, both of Lincoln, Cadet Jacob Harrison, of the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., Benjamin Harrison and Natalie Harrison, both of Mission Viejo, and Luke Harrison, of Maud; 19 great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Beth Shipman, of Maud, and Gloria Lee, of Nederland, Texas; one brother-in-law, Tommy Hargarve, of Bridge City, Texas; and a host of other family and dear friends.
Ray was preceded in death by his father, Curtis Jack Lee; his mother, Elizabeth (Pate) Lee; his first wife Marie (Horner) Lee, who died Dec. 19, 1990; two daughters, Terry Davenport and Pamela Hopkins; one great-grandson, Richard James Boren; and four sons-in-law, Jack Robertson, Floyd Churchill, Daryl Hopkins, and Robert Kay.
Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011, at Trinity Baptist Church in Maud with military honors. Pastor Rusty McMullen will officiate the service. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park in Shawnee with Masonic rites.
Casket bearers will be Ken Robertson, Luke Harrison, Ty Robertson, Clint Robertson, Brac Boren and Patrick Cynova.
Services are under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home in Maud.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. and until service time at Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home in Maud.
Messages of condolences can be sent to the family online at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.