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Vernon Eugene "Pete" Lee


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Vernon Eugene "Pete" Lee Obituary
Vernon Eugene "Pete" Lee

AGE: 89 • The Villages, FL

Vernon Eugene "Pete" Lee, age 89, left the world to be with his Lord on Tuesday, April 12, 2016, while residing in The Villages, Florida. Pete was born to his mother and father, Anna Louise and James Ellis Lee, on September 21, 1926 in Providence, Maryland. He served in WWII in the Pacific as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army. After his time served, he married Leslie Bell in 1950, and resided in Wilmington, Delaware where together they raised their daughter, Christina. Pete worked as a draftsman at Columbia Gas and the DuPont Company in Wilmington. He also served as a member of the Newport Chapter Masonic Lodge Unity #32 AF&AM for over 50 years. Pete enjoyed fellowship and worship at Christ United Methodist Church in Elsmere. Spare time hobbies included photography, golf, bowling, genealogy, and especially his grandchildren. He was also an avid baseball and football fan.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Leslie Bell Lee in October, 2002. His brother Ira passed in 1975. Pete is survived by his daughter, Christina Lee Wardell and husband Bob with whom he resided in The Villages, Florida. Also, his 3 grandchildren: Richard Turner, Jr., of Laurel, Delaware; Holly Turner, of Fruitland Park, Florida; and Kevin Turner and wife, Lara of Millsboro, Delaware. Pete also adored his 4 precious great-grandchildren: Nicole, Ricky, Alexis, and Brandon (all Turner). Together we've cried an ocean of tears for you, Papa, because we were all blessed with your kindness and love. You played a very special part in all of our lives and the memories you gave us will be cherished forever.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Christ United Methodist Church, 6 North Clifton Avenue, Wilmington, DE 19805.
Published in The News Journal on Apr. 14, 2016
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