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Thomas Wayne Lee

March 27, 1938 ~ March 28, 2019 (age 81)

Thomas Wayne Lee

1938 – 2019

Thomas Wayne Lee, 81, of Boonville, passed away at his home on March 28, 2019.

He was born March 27, 1938 in New Franklin, a son of Walter “Banty” Lee, Jr. and Mary Eatherton Lee.  Thomas married Charleen McKinney on November 23, 1963 in New Franklin.  She survives at their home.

Thomas was a retired truck driver.  He had served as a volunteer fire fighter with the Boonville Fire Department and enjoyed going to the boat, making friends there and serving as their volunteer “social director.”  Mr. Lee was also a U.S. Army veteran.

In addition to his wife, Charleen, he is survived by a son, Todd W. Lee and a daughter, Sherry Scruggs and spouse, Berry all of Boonville; a sister, Patricia Lee of Kansas City, MO; nieces and nephews; other family members and friends.

Also surviving are his canine companion, Miss Kay and his feline companion, Man Cat and his grand-puppies, Snoopy, Zeus and Zena and grand-kitty, Bull Winkle.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Carolyn Pihana.

Funeral services will be held at   1:00 PM, Monday, April 1, 2019 at Markland-Yager Funeral Home in New Franklin with Rev. Roger McMurry officiating.  Interment with military honors will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in New Franklin.  Visitation will be Sunday evening from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Central Missouri Humane Society or Second Chance.

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