James Vincent Fee|
James Vincent Fee, born December 22, 1927 in Cut Bank, Montana to Wilbur and Addis Garner Fee, passed away on Tuesday, November 12, 2013.
He married Ruth Marion Beach on June 16, 1951 in Herrin, Illinos. He served in both the United States Army and Air Force during the Korean War. He received his B.S. in Education from Southern Illinois University in 1954 and his M.S. in 1955 from SIU. Dr. Fee received his Ph.D. in Euducation from Ohio State in 1964, taught high school debate in Marion, Illinois, taught debate and public speaking at Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky from 1961-1966 and taught speech and communications at The University of Akron from 1967-1989. He attended Westminster Presbyterian Church in Akron, Ohio. Dr. Fee was a lifelong educator, member of Professional Speech Associations, Akron Men's Garden Club, Akron University Association of Retirees, and Akron Symphony Guild.
He was preceded in death by his wife on February 9, 2010, and is survived by his daughter, Jan Ellen Bobbitt and her husband, Douglas R.; son, Bruce A. Fee and his wife Tracy Douglas; grandchildren, David R. Bobbitt and his wife, Abigail, Katherine E. Habkouk and her husband, B. Chase Habkouk, Nicholas J. Fee and Kate Douglas; great-grandchildren, Jordyn E. and Jackson R.
The family will receive friends from 9 a.m. until service time at 10 a.m. Saturday, November 16, 2013 at Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, 3700 N. Germantown Rd., Bartlett, TN 38133.
Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Nov. 15, 2013