Lee, Robert Edward

Date: Monday, June 19, 2017
Time: 3:00 to 8:00 PM and after 9:00 AM on Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Visitation Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Date: Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM

Service Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Luebbering Citizens Community Cemetery, Grubville, MO

Memorials / Donations:
May be made to Luebbering Citizens Community Cemetery, Grubville, MO


Robert Edward Lee, known to all as Bob, of Grubville, MO, departed this life in Cedar Hill, MO, on June 16, 2017, having reached the age of eighty-five years and four months. Bob was born in Luebbering, MO, on February 16, 1932, son of Arthur Silas Lee, known to all as Bud, and Catherine Marie Lee nee Dierker. On September 7, 1955, he was united in marriage to Lena Mae Boyer and one son came to bless this union.

Bob is survived by his wife, Lena Lee of Grubville, MO; by his son John Lee and wife, Pam, of Grubville; by his grandson, John M. Lee and fiancÚe, Amy Trenholm, of Union, MO; by two grandchildren, Marc Cronc and Adrianna Trenholm, both of Union; by one brother, Allan Lee and girl friend, Helen Werner, of Grubville; by one sister, Betty Boyer of Grubville; by nieces, nephews, great and great-great-nieces and nephews, cousins and many friends.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Catherine Lee; by his sister-in-law, Shirley Lee, and by his brother-in-law, Edward Boyer.

Bob was a Christian, having been raised in the Methodist faith. He as proud to serve his country during the Korean War as a Corporal in the United States Army, entering September 24, 1952, and receiving his honorable discharge on September 25, 1954. Bob was very patriotic and was a sixty plus member of the American Legion Post 347 in St. Clair, MO, as well as a member of the Sons of the Union Army and Sons of the Confederates. After his discharge from the service, he went to work for Ford Motor Company. A year later, he began his career with the MO Highway Department at DeSoto, MO, transferring to St. Clair a year later. In 196;2 he went to work for Pea Ridge Mines in Sullivan, MO, staying with them until 1977. In 1973 he bought Luebbering Store in Luebbering, MO. In 1981, he went to work for Pacific Prison and later he worked for the Franklin County Sheriff's Department as a jailer. In the 1990s he went to Farmington, MO, and managed a treatment center, finally retiring in 1992.

Bob had enjoyed many hobbies and interests during his life, but especially enjoyed listening to Blue Grass music and going to Blue Grass festivals. He was passionate about old cars and owned several Model T and Model A plus a 1956 Cadillac and several old tractors. He enjoyed showing his cars at car shows. Hunting was another of his hobbies, as was studying family history and hunting arrowheads. Nothing made Bob happier than the time he spent with his family.

A devoted and loving husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, great and great-great-uncle, cousin and friend, he will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved him.

Funeral services were held at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO, with the Rev. Don Covington officiating. Interment with full military honors was held at Luebbering Citizens Community Cemetery in Grubville, MO. Memorials may be made to the cemetery.