SIKESTON - Luther Meredith Lee, 92, died at 11:30 p.m. March 8, 2002, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau.
Born April 19, 1909, in Sikeston, son of the late Luther and Tessie Fisher Lee, he was a Specialist (C) with the U.S. Navy during World War II. He worked for the Bank of Sikeston for 42 years, Tri-County Bank 13 years and was a member of the First Financial Bank Board of Directors for 12 years. A member of Fellowship Baptist Church, he was also a member of the Missouri Bankers Association, Semo Council of Boy Scouts of America, Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis Club, Lions Club, Elks Lodge and RSVP.
On Sept. 3, 1955, in Perryville, he married Joanna Herndon who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: two sons and daughters-in-law, Meredith Gregory and Laura Lee of Murray, Ky., and Terry Michael and Jackie Herndon of Sikeston; one daughter, Suzanne Lee Harris of Sikeston; one sister, Virginia Delagoski of Galesburg, Ill.; four grandchildren, Jared and Heather Herndon of Sikeston and Rebecca Katherine and Ryan Lee of Murray; and one great-granddaughter, Megan Herndon.
One brother, Ronald Earl "Tookie" Lee, preceded him in death.
Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Blanchard Funeral Chapel.
Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at Fellowship Baptist Church with the Rev. Joe McCullough, pastor, officiating.
The Missouri Military Honors Program will conduct graveside rites at Memorial Park Cemetery in Sikeston.
may be sent to
Fellowship Baptist Church
1801 Ables Road
Sikeston, Mo. 63801
or to a charity
of the donor's choice