It is with great sadness and grief, the family of Lee Mershon announces his sudden passing in West Palm Beach, Florida on November 8, 2018. He was born July 20, 1943 in Williamsburg, Virginia to the late Faber and Betty Mershon. Lee attended Achilles School, Gloucester High School, and graduated from James Blair High School. Lee is survived by his loving wife of 36 years , Bonnie O'Donnell Mershon, his two daughters, Lisa Langenhennig (Ed ) , Christy Lee Gutierrez (Jose ), grandchildren , Cyle and Clay Langenhennig, Bella Gutierrez, sisters Dottie Dea ( Dave ), Bell-Jo Rodgers , Kay Ainsworth, brother Bill Mershon ( Carolyn ), many nieces and nephews, and his beloved waterskiing family of Virginia and Florida . Lee retired from the family business as co-owner of Stadium Oil Sales, Inc. He continued working as HVAC senior sales engineer for E. T. Lawson of Hampton and Phillips Energy of Gloucester. He served in the US Coast Guard. Lee was an avid water skier and won many state, regional, and national championships. He was a Senior Three Event and Pan- Am judge at waterskiing events and was chief boat driver and chief judge at Nationals. He was a test driver and helped design and approve the ski boat "Ski Centurion" for tournament use. He served on the American Water Ski Association rules committee for many years. Lee found a great deal of pleasure in sky diving, scuba diving, and flying his own airplane. A memorial service will be held Friday November 16th 2pm at Williamsburg United Methodist Church 500 Jamestown Road ,Williamsburg, VA . If you prefer, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to your favorite charity.
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Published in Daily Press on Nov. 15, 2018.