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Raymond Alvin Lee

August 23, 1935 — August 26, 2022

Raymond Alvin Lee was born August 23, 1935, in Davis, to the late Henry David and Vernie (Knight) Lee. He died on Friday, August 26, 2022, in Shawnee, at the age of 87 years and 3 days.

Raymond grew up in Murray County, graduating from Sulphur High School, Class of 1954. Following high school, Raymond earned a scholarship to play football at Arkansas Polytechnical College. It was while in Arkansas that he left college and married Shirley Ann Williams. From this marriage were born four children, Sherry, Terry, Mark, and Tony. He later married the former Ms. Mary Russell, and then the former Ms. Delores Ann (Durham) Ashford, who preceded him in death on May 10, 2022.

Raymond spent many years working for United States Department of Agriculture/Natural Resources Conservation Service in both Oklahoma and Texas. He began his career in surveying and retired in 2007 as a Construction Inspector. In addition to the USDA, Raymond also worked for Bob Bruce Trucking, Sooner Rock and Sand, M&E Construction, and Tipton Construction.

Raymond was an accomplished fiddle and harmonica player. He spent 20+ years as a member of the Country High Band. He cherished his time with the band and enjoyed every moment of performing. Raymond was an avid sports fan, especially OU football. Each week during football season, he and Delores faithfully entered the weekly newspaper challenge, predicting scores of area high school and college football games. Several times, their predictions allowed them to win the weekly challenge. Other hobbies that he enjoyed included playing golf, hunting, and trying his luck at area casinos and lottery scratch offs.

Survivors include two daughters, Sherry Yvonne Brown & husband Terry, and Terry Dawn Heskett, both of Sulphur; one son, Tony Ray Lee & wife Karen of Lone Wolf, OK; three step-daughters, Debbie Earsom & husband Arthur of Dougherty, Cherita Green & husband Bryant of Little Elm, TX, and Paulette Pankrantz of Colorado; several grandchildren and great-children; three siblings, Betty Runyan, Monroe Lee & wife Jan, and Bob Lee & wife Angie, all of Sulphur; sister-in-law, Omegia Lee of Davis; as well as a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Viewing and visitation for family and friends be held Tuesday evening, August 30, 2022, from 5-7PM, at Hale’s Funeral Home in Davis.

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Tuesday, August 30, 2022

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Hale's Funeral Home, Davis

202 South 4th Street, Davis, OK 73030

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