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Celebrating the life of Rev. Douglas Lee, 83, will be 10 am Saturday, February 15, 2014 at Fountain of Life United Pentecostal Church at 4500 University Parkway in Natchitoches with Rev. Dennis Bjornberg (officiating), Rev. James Whitehead, Rev. Kevin Lee and Rev. D.G. Hargrove. Interment will follow at Fern Park Cemetery in Natchitoches under the direction of Blanchard St. Denis Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Friday, February 14th from 5 pm until 8 pm at the Fountain of Life United Pentecostal Church. Tributes will begin at 7 pm.
Doug was born in Chopin, LA and took his heavenly flight February 11th. Those who preceded him in death were his parents, Burl Lee and Lillie Carnahan Lee LaCaze; his sister, Dorothy Jean Brossette; younger brother, Wane Lee; and parental guardians that helped raise Doug, his uncle and aunt, Frank and Laura Bynog.
Rev. Lee's first love was preaching the word of God. He pastored The Pentecostals of Cloutierville UPC for 17 years and was an accomplished musician and gifted for playing the fiddle, guitar, bass guitar and piano but his favorite instrument was the fiddle. Rev. Lee held nursing home church services at the Natchitoches Hospital for over 30 years.
He was a graduate from Cloutierville High School earning valedictorian honors of his class. He attended Alexandria Business College and graduated from Natchitoches Trade School in electronics. He proudly served in U.S. Army during the Korean War and was proud to be a member of the VFW Post 1962 and the American Legion.
Mr. Lee was a retired business man and owner of Lee's Furniture Depot for over 57 years. His favorite past time was playing golf with his buddies at Natchitoches Country Club and Northwestern Hills. Doug also played golf in Dallas in the PGA Super Seniors Golf Tournament with Dale Douglas at the Bridlewood Country Club in Lewisville, TX.
Those left to cherish many happy times and loving memories are his loving wife of over 56 years, Dorothy Mae Futrell Lee; two sons, Douglas DeWayne Lee and his wife Anita of Garland, TX and Rev. Kevin Lee and his wife Kristi of Natchitoches; three daughters, Brenda Lee Edwards and her husband Mike of Natchitoches, Karen Lee Peppers and her husband Josh of Natchitoches, Sharon Lee of Alexandria; one brother, Burl Dean Lee and his wife Bobbi of Campti; brother-in-law, Buddy Futrell and his wife Linda of Boston, VA; and 1st cousin, June Walker of Natchitoches (who was like a sister to him). Doug was blessed with 7 grandchildren, Brenton D. Lee, Alison Lee Barnhart, Tiffany Edwards Weeks, Brianna Lee, Kristanna Lee, Hannah Peppers and Ava Mae Peppers; as well as three great grandchildren, Trace Parker, Brooke Dorsey and Makena Barnhart.
Those honored to serve as pallbearers include Rev. Randal Barnhart, Charles Brossette, David Colunga, Mike Edwards, Brenton D. Lee, Josh Peppers, Brad Walker, Derrick Weeks and Brian Hester, who will be representing the men of New Life Evangelism Center. Honorary pallbearers will be Rev. Bennie Bynog, Rev. Donnell Spurgeon, Rev. J.D. McNeal, Rev. Reggie Boozman, Rev. Rodney Vanzant, Rev. Roy McDonald, Rev. Sammie Boozman, Rodney Brossette, Tim Crump, Aubry LaCaze, Richie Lee, Robby Lout, Buddy Futrell, Ricky Hatchet, Rodney Smith, and E.C. Spurgeon.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Doug's name may be made to the New Life Evangelism Center Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 493, Natchitoches, LA 71457.
Blanchard St. Denis - Natchitoches
848 Keyser Ave.
Natchitoches, LA 71457
Published in The Town Talk on Feb. 13, 2014